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El Born

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El Born / La Ribera
As featured in 3 Days in Barcelona and 6 other guides
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Address: La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions,...

Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.

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Interesting part of town

Great for photography and unique shopping. Charming narrow alleys lined with historical buildings, quaint shops and restaurants. Especially at night, the alleys and small plazas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cannes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for photography and unique shopping. Charming narrow alleys lined with historical buildings, quaint shops and restaurants. Especially at night, the alleys and small plazas turn magical. There's a lot to see and phototograph such as artsy façades, great architecture and more. We came across a small place specialized in authentic "Spanish croquettes"......wow, delicious! They have 17 different flavors to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the festivities and amazing works of art! Each street was unique, Will be great if your into cheap booze and arts! Not exactly my cup of tea, but I am sure it will be for others!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved walking around this part of town, we went out for drinks and food and found really nice, cozy places.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area has many eateries and makes for a nice walk if you want to escape the crowds of La Rambla, especially in the evening and night time. Visit the Santa Maria del Mar church, its a Gothic structure different from most other extremely ornate churches.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in El Born for 5-days and enjoyed staying there. The area has nice hotels, good restaurants and from here, you can walk to so many nearby attractions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in this area you will find a lot of monuments, restaurants and ancient buildings, here there are a craw of people, is difficult to walk sometimes, but the views are excellent

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El born is my favorite area in Barcelona, it s like you travel through the architecture and the time! Artistic zone full of bars and restaurants nice to hang out night time it's where the Spanish young s from Barcelona go....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely area with exclusive shops, people with attitude. Hipsters at its best. Charming alleys. Stroll around and let what's around the next corner surprise you. Sophisticated graffitti.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in El Born and were in the area day and night. So much to see and do that you could spend weeks exploring all of the eateries, shops and interesting side streets. We also took a guided walking tour and discovered some amazing historical spots that you would completely miss including the Roman columns, the sacred Jewish bath,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here and probably spent more time here over a week than anywhere else. This is a very old and still fully-functioning urban neighborhood. For first-time visitors without kids it was a brilliant wander every time. The Patisserie Hoffman's morning pastries are insanely good.

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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