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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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we spent several days exploring the area. just wonderful with quaint cafes and tapas bars and new boutique shops. It is safe at night and we loved it. Had great cooking class as... read more

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

we spent several days exploring the area. just wonderful with quaint cafes and tapas bars and new boutique shops. It is safe at night and we loved it. Had great cooking class as BORN TO COOK. A must do in the Born area

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area is very nice to walk around leisurely. It's where the Picasso Museum is located and is very safe for tourists. Just walk around and enjoy the architecture of an old city.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Trendy spot and great at night! Our favorite dinner in all of Barcelona is in El Born, but the whole strip has lots to see and do. Fun for a night out.

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Saratoga, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Truly an unusual and lovely facility. It offers a newish archaeological site enclosed in a glass and metal building. It has a nice bar/restaurant and a gift shop. Yes - I spent money in both. However, seeing the sight and the building and using the. Athroom we're all free.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this neighborhood and it was so much fun. The Picasso museum, the restaurants, the old streets, they are all charming and fun. Great place to visit or stay. It is always lively, 10 AM and 1 AM.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made our way to this legendary mountain city on the R5 train from Espanya station which was easy to do. An hourlong ride was fine. At our arrival we got in line for the cable car ride to the mountain top. After a 2 hours of winding our way we finally got in. While it was a nice experience,... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful area with narrow alleys to wander around and take in the interesting buildings and small shops.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loose yourself in Barri Gotic ! Enjoy the little streets and come back to El Born. When tired, sit down and watch the world go by whether locals, tourists, youngsters or elderly ! Café & bars all around in order to enjoy the spot !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the El Born area, it was one of our favorite places to be. There is way too many wonderful things to be said about this area and it would take me all day to describe them but I will say that to go down all the little streets and shop was like going back in time. Living in... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in that area around NYE and it was lively with music, people, vendors and food. It was a safe place to walk around and experience the local culture of Barcelona. The shops were less expensive and touristy here.

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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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