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El Born

La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 56 68 51
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Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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 2 days ago

Lively area with great plazas and restaurant. Don't miss the El Born Cultural Center, with the history of the area an archeological cites.

Thank jhh13
Reviewed 1 week ago

El born is in my opinion a must see neighbourhood of Barcelona. Just walk though the small streets, discover small parcs and squares where all authentic shops are. You willnot find big shops like Zara or H&M. Just the real small spanish shops are here!...More

Thank Rémy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Born is one of the more artistic areas of Barcelona. It's adjacent to the Barrio Gotic but has way more to do at night. It's made of of narrow, walkable streets with tons of great restaurants. Some of the restaurants have live music. But...More

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place quite by accident thinking that a market would be a decent place to escape the heavy rain. Wow. The ruins are really impressive. And free to view. What’s not so good are the information boards positioned around the exhibit. The...More

Thank Squarebear99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this place while wandering through the neighborhood. It is preserved archeological site. However, the Born itself has a rich history of serving as the neighborhood market. This history is explained in photos and English inscriptions which I loved. It is amazing how much...More

1  Thank Kimberly U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited it at dusk, on a Sunday afternoon. Although the general entrance is free, I advice you to book a guided tour in advance. A quiet place where you can see the ruins of the actual streets and houses as thet were by the...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to the Barri Gotic and the waterfront, this is a great district for wandering. Check out all the tapas restaurants, stop by Bar Brutal for tastes of organic and biodynmic wines, stop by tailor Oscar Grande and buy a shirt, or visit one of...More

Thank schuler2018
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Lots of shops, eateries and attractions abound here. Easy to walk down Passeig Picasso to the end of the street where the Park and Arc de Triumph are located. El Born is charming but beware of pickpockets!

Thank Hemster7
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We wandered these beautiful labyrinth like streets and alleys for hours and hours and always found something new, unique, quirky and interesting. What an amazing range of places to eat and shop and everyone different from the next. People go to York to see The...More

Thank Campbell W
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is one of the most famous districts of Barcelona and popular but just watch out for the pick pockets there..

Thank Bill A
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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Ellen Z
16 September 2017|
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Response from Lawrence J | Reviewed this property |
Mercer House in El Born. Transportation to and from the airport in Barcelona is cheap and easy. You can take the airport bus into the city for $6.
Ellen Z
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!
13 August 2016|
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Response from getsaround7 | Reviewed this property |
Can't remember now but check out Rick Steves travel book on Barcelona. We did the walks he laid out and they were terrific. He suggested restaurants along the way and the different sites we passed.