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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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All reviews picasso museum tapas great neighborhood favorite neighborhood santa maria del mar narrow streets boutique shops gothic quarter interesting shops walk around old city barri gotic la rambla every corner ruins excavation tourists
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank vengosht
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank modernfuel
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DCPhotog21
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is like Barcelona used to be. Good food, not overcrowded and with a wonderful ambiance. Will always stay here in the future.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kimmen1
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Loved El Born. Beautiful quaint neighborhood with great bars and restaurants. Also a great place to do shopping in small boutiques.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Adventure1406
Reviewed 10 July 2018

So fun here! It is filled with little shops and amazing restaurants. I was able to buy handmade pottery in a little shop. This district is home to the Picasso Museum and other art shops.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank racquelwright2016
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We loved walking through this area it is easily the nicest and most historic part of town. Great food and interesting cafes and restaurants. Great place to get lost in the streets also less crowded.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DhruvSingh
Reviewed 9 July 2018

With all the small boutiques and food optins, if you are into wandering adn getting lost, this is a great area.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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
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
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!