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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 yesterday

A great place to see the newly discovered archaelogical finds under the old market. There are good display boards around the outside which include English

Thank rkbinkent
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice surrounding with tipical buildings and a good mix of local people and turists. Plenty of restaurants and tapas bars. Nice place to relax and get a feeling of the city in a couple of hours.

Thank PMarinho2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting area rich with authentic shops and bars. The cultural Centre gives you a unique Catalan view of Spanish history. A much better area to explore and enjoy the tourist Mecca of Las Ramblas

1  Thank RMHMT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the streets was very interesting, lively and fun. Just one of many great spots in the city. Don't miss it.

1  Thank Maree C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Middle class residential area. Highlights of this area are Church of Santa Maria del Mar, Picasso Museum, El Born Cultural Center and Santa Caterina Market. In fact if you are really tied on time it is skippable. Paseo el Born - main drag in neighborhood...More

Thank tk3232
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went through Born to explore that side of Barcelona. It has plenty of restaurants, bars and cafés and all roads can lead to Arc de Triomf, the beach and the Gothoc quarter. At the Arc de Triomf you have all the emo kids gathered...More

Thank Vi D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You suddenly notice the buildings don't seem so old, the shopping is more boutique and trendy. You have to do this area too. We had fun here. You're treated different in the shops and you will see some unique things here.

Thank wasntme58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a vibrant cool neighbourhood. El Born is part of old Barcelona, with many narrow streets and alleyways. Gothic Barcelona. Lots of things to see and do day and night - museums, artisan shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, bars, mini-mercados, Great to walk and for...More

Thank Peteski2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for dinner several times and loved walking around in the evening. Just as interesting during the day for cafes & shops. Very dense and crowded and full of activity.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a walk after dinner around here, plenty to see and shop, eat etc. Lively area, would recommend to check out

Thank Scott E
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.