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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%
  • Terrible1%
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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

This is the hipster center of Barcelona, with lots of energy, action and the spirit of a youth centric city. Lots to see and do. If clubbing is your thing, don't miss. If the often outrageous offends, then not for you

Thank tweston
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's fun walking through this area of the city. There are tons of hidden streets with hidden bars, cafe, shops, and restaurants. Pre-download a GPS map...the street are hard to navigate, but it's fun.

Thank jrszakal
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a few hours remaining before we needed to catch our bus to Marseille, so we went for a "short walk." Well, El Born was a short distannce from our hotel, but it was miles away (figuratively speaking only!) from our hotel. First we...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere in Born is very relaxed and friendly. Everywhere terraces, restaurants, bars and shops for every taste. The afternoons are fantastic, the evenings even better

Thank acdourlein
Reviewed 4 days ago

The eclectic neighbourhood of El Born, a section of the Old City, can be enjoyed both day and night. It seems to be a little less touristy that the Barri Gotic and still has the narrow streets, alleyways and medieval architecture. A walk through the...More

Thank Aafia
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is another area you must see. We loved Barri Goti, El Born and El Ravel- all really interesting and quirky. Will be back as even 5 days was not enough time to see everything we wanted to

Thank Kathryne14
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved it we are staying there this time around. (5) great suburb of Catalunya like the gothic with less tourists. And just as much culture and food

Thank lizzie0211
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Born is part of old Barcelona, with many narrow streets and alleyways. It is filled with artisan shops, cafes, bars, mini-mercados, fruit&veg shops, rather than chain stores. Even if you're not buying or eating, it's a delight just to wander through them to see...More

Thank maria j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get away from the crowds and head to El Born. This is a quirky little area close to the Gothic Quarter with great little shops, cafes and restaurants. With lots of little alleys and side streets to tempt you, there is something interesting around every...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely one of the best places for a night out. Lots of places to eat and drink and a very lively atmosphere. We ended our walking tour here and ended up staying and admiring the rustic feeling of one of the main streets and also...More

Thank Akaasha
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.