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El Born

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El Born / La Ribera
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Address: La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 56 68 51
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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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Narrow streets with character and history, great cafes, bars and lots of great restaurants. Felt very safe at night and didn't come across a better area our whole visit. Lots of... read more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Narrow streets with character and history, great cafes, bars and lots of great restaurants. Felt very safe at night and didn't come across a better area our whole visit. Lots of boutiques and small museums too with the Ciutadella Park on one side and Barri Gotic on the other it doesn't get much better.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really good area for food & bars, really enjoyed wandering around here. There are some good deals if you look for "menu del dia".

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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With the Gothic this is one of the best places to grab a cocktail in a trendy bar, shop and wander through the streets

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another part of the city that you need to walk through to really appreciate. It feels old and it feels hip. There is art graffiti all over the place. Bars, Restaurants and shops are all there for your enjoyment.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was in this district...it's brilliant. Full of interesting bars and restaurants, great architecture, lovely individual shops. A joy to mooch around.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

V nice neighborhood safe and has some great bars tapas places you can try. Lots of good food and great history. More urban and stylish loved it.

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Woodbury, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was located in El Born, the area is alive with people and restaurants and shops. We spent the better part of two days here and it could have been a week.

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed several days in the Born district (pronounced born-aye by locals). If you love ancient buildings, extremely narrow winding streets, lots of life and tiny family owned shops and restaurants this is the place for you. It's fascinating and it's easy to feel the life of the past when walking through.

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Lanzarote, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to wonder round and stop and have a drink and some tapas. More original old tapas bars not as touristist.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wander the streets with no particular destination in mind. Stop for lunch at a little hole-in-the-wall. Shop at the unique stores.

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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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