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El Born
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Stories and Legends of the Gothic Quarter Walking...
Ranked #19 of 802 things to do in Barcelona
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Owner description: Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This is my favorite part of the city. There's so much amazing shopping and food. If you can only go to one part of Barcelona, this would be my pick.

Date of experience: June 2018
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"picasso museum"
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"tapas"
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"great neighborhood"
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"favorite neighborhood"
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"santa maria del mar"
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"narrow streets"
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"boutique shops"
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"gothic quarter"
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"interesting shops"
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"walk around"
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"old city"
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"barri gotic"
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"la rambla"
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"every corner"
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

literally across the street from the gothic quarter El Born was a great surprise. our air bnb was on a. vibrant street with small markets, fresh juice shops, cafes, tapas restaurants, walking distance to gothic quarter, we walked to the beach every day. I think the more low-key trendy spots are in El born because rent is less $$ vs Gothic Quarter. We even got caught up in a national holiday and a great parade ensued.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

We normally avoid the super touristy sections of cities; we were pleasantly surprised by El Born's history and the great mix of stores and amenities it had. This is one touristy neighborhood that's worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Lovely narrow cobbled streets, local shops selling craft items. Some great bars and restaurants tucked away in every direction. Lots of squares and areas to sit out and people watch. Less commercialised and tacky than other areas.

The only negative is some of the bars in the main areas don't allow you to sit outside and just order drinks, you have to order food too, which can be a bit annoying but understand why.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Not as many artisans as I had expected. Few authentic restaurants offering authentic Catalonia menu. Quiet/

Date of experience: October 2018
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