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Neighbourhood

El Born

Locals say

What it’s like:
Fashionable · Hip · Picturesque
Known for:
Beach · Boutique · Museums
Nearby conveniences:
Restaurants · Shops

Tips from locals

Magda
Magda
October 15, 2019
Authentic and lively, close to the Cathedral of Barcelona and home to the beautiful gothic church Santa Maria del Mar, El Born is also a great place to have dinner in one of its many fusion restaurants and have some drinks afterwards. Highly recommended.
Marc
Marc
September 24, 2019
The former market hall Mercat del Born covers archaeological ruins which were part of the La Ribera district that was demolished after the Siege of Barcelona (1713–14) and the defeat of Catalonia in the War of Succession. Another place of interest is the Fossar de les Moreres, the site of a mass…
Shalaka
Shalaka
September 24, 2019
Old part of the city taken over by hipster shops and restaurants
Agustin
Agustin
September 15, 2019
Despite humble beginnings as a settlement built on top of a medieval area of jousts and celebrations El Born has grown into being one of the most fashionable places in the city. Every day the cafes are packed and at night people move along to Passeig de Born, which according to locals was the site…
Pablo
Pablo
September 05, 2019
El Born is another of the most central and charming neighborhoods of Barcelona. Its successful mix of nightlife, boutiques, shops, bars and restaurants have made it an area with high demand. However, it has became a bit touristy and has lost a touch of authenticity.

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Location
Barcelona, CT 08003
El Born