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Off-beat and fashionable neighborhood that features historic attractions, art galleries, funky shops, bars and tapas.
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La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
+34 932 56 68 51
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The history of the city is there. Old buildings, old streets... small restaurants, shops... Go there, and you will never forget!

10  Thank josepguixolenc
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I was really looking forward to a trip to Barcelona to see all of the sights. It's one of those things which has been on my bucket list of things to do, and now I'm here I should feel elated. I've seen Sagradia Familia, Parc...More

10  Thank Dotcomfairyuk
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Reviewed yesterday

El Born is a historical neighborhood located in between the Gothic Quarter and Ciutadella Park. El Born is one of Barcelona's most popular neighborhoods. Home to some of the oldest buildings in Barcelona and intertwined with amazing streets and passage ways. Home to amazing culture,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here with Catalan friends. It showed some of the excavations of early Barcelona and the marketplace it used to be. The area around El Born is also quite interesting. It is worth a visit.

Thank LLion
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in an apartment in the Born area and enjoyed the access to restaurants and some of the activities.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous, vibrant area of Barcelona not to be missed. We spent a day just wandering the streets of Born and stopping off for an occasional coffee and pastry!

Thank Katy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Picasso in El Born -- so well located -- walk to many restaurants and all were excellent! walking through El Born was a treat -- and it was so convenient to all the old city has to offer. Great location.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific area of Barcelona. We came down a couple of times during our time there and we shopped and we had dinner.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MUST VISIT WHILST IN BARCELONA! If you are into local boutique / artie stuff then this is your place. Just off Las Ramblas.

Thank Felix C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The El Born neighbourhood is one of the very best neighbourhoods in Barcelona and is steeped in history. Once the stomping ground of the aristocracy and central in the rich trading tradition of Barceloneta due to its close proximity to the sea,it's a wonderful area...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite part of the city. There's so much amazing shopping and food. If you can only go to one part of Barcelona, this would be my pick.

Thank GoTravelCW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

literally across the street from the gothic quarter El Born was a great surprise. our air bnb was on a. vibrant street with small markets, fresh juice shops, cafes, tapas restaurants, walking distance to gothic quarter, we walked to the beach every day. I think...More

Thank Rob B
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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
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1 August 2018|
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Response from Capt_Funkelicious | Reviewed this property |
it really does vary shop by shop. the neighbourhood of el born is one which thrives in the evening, so most do stay open late. in fact barcelona and indeed spain as a country is geared towards staying open late. and it's... More
16 September 2017|
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Response from Eddy_Olde_Hanhoff | Reviewed this property |
Yes Ryan Air uses the main airport of Barcelona, the El Prat airport. And going into the city itself is very easy with the subway
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!