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Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
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La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
+34 932 56 68 51
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We lived at El Born during out Barcelona Visit. El Born is a beautiful place with nice cafes, nice bars, great food. It's also a centre point to go to the fanous attraction of Barcelona. EL Born はバルセロナの中心にある町です。 いいカフェ、美味しいご飯はたくさんあります。 バルセロナの有名な所からも近いですね。

Thank Kanchan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is lively but not ridiculous - happening but bubbling colourful but not too vibrant.So many shops restaurants cafes back cracks tiny streets all brilliant to walk around. A bustling area that is a joy to spend time in

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love walking around the area of the Born when I visit Barcelona. It's uber cool, and has both quirkyand alternative, and elegant restaurants and bars.

Thank SarahJupiter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the El Born district which is in the heart of the Gothic area. The architecture, shopping -both brand and unique boutique stores were plenty. You can walk for miles exploring and not even leave the area!

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our visit in Barcelona, we walked through El Born and enjoyed the beauty of the area. We found El Born to have the best places to eat. Loved our Barcelona experience! Would go back again and see more.

1  Thank flatraveler2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely area which is much less crowded than the Ramblas/ Gothic areas, full of lovely boutiques, bars and restaurants. Also has cute playgrounds for the kids if they are traveling with you. Highly recommended if you want to get away from the crowds

1  Thank vengosht
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool area with lots of unique shops. Old world streets with boutique shops and lots of Tapas. Enjoyed our time there.

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Im sure you can go here when your older but I would think that maybe when you are 40 you don't want a bar hop as much as you did in your 20s. The general crowd here I would say ranges from 25-35. The bars...More

Thank Cody S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small windy streets filled with boutiques around each turn. One of a kind objects, great art, and great food.

1  Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Born has experienced an amazing re-birth. Go and get lost in the alley and passageways that criss-cross this area. Stop at a cafe, drop into a shop, and otherwise enjoy the coolest part of Barcelona.

Thank Paul S
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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
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1 August 2018|
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Response from Capt_Funkelicious | Reviewed this property |
it really does vary shop by shop. the neighbourhood of el born is one which thrives in the evening, so most do stay open late. in fact barcelona and indeed spain as a country is geared towards staying open late. and it's... More
Ellen Z
16 September 2017|
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Response from Eddy_Olde_Hanhoff | Reviewed this property |
Yes Ryan Air uses the main airport of Barcelona, the El Prat airport. And going into the city itself is very easy with the subway
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16 September 2017|
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Response from Nicole C | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Inside Barcelona Apartments Mercat, which is smack bang in the middle of El Born, overlooking the old market. Perfect location and a really awesome apartment!