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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“picasso museum” (117 reviews)
“tapas” (153 reviews)
LOCATION
La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
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+34 932 56 68 51
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"picasso museum"
in 117 reviews
"tapas"
in 153 reviews
"great neighborhood"
in 35 reviews
"favorite neighborhood"
in 19 reviews
"santa maria del mar"
in 40 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 75 reviews
"boutique shops"
in 21 reviews
"gothic quarter"
in 76 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 14 reviews
"walk around"
in 30 reviews
"barri gotic"
in 19 reviews
"old city"
in 32 reviews
"la rambla"
in 32 reviews
"every corner"
in 14 reviews
"excavations"
in 20 reviews
"ruins"
in 24 reviews
"tourists"
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Reviewed yesterday

Loads of history can be found here. I did a walking tour of this area and it was so informative. It was great to see a different side of Barcelona.

Thank sammied3000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

El Born is located in the center of Barcelona. It is a great neighborhoods for shopping, eating, and drinking. There is always something going on.

Thank rr177
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in El Born during our most recent trip, and loved it. It's close to many bars and restaurants, and while it's getting more touristy, we still found it full of residents with a great local vibe. It's walking distance to most major sights,...More

Thank mandrid
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This area suits everyone. Great shopping. Little independent shops.Great little cafes and restaurants. Great sight seeing. I loved exploring the narrow streets and finding something new. This is definitely the best part of Barcelona. We spent the whole day and evening there.

Thank Dede149
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History of Barca is explained, do visit if time permits. Take the audio tour. Would take 2 hours to complete all.

Thank cohiba737
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy unique shops and authentic restaurants this is the place for you! Lots of winding streets lead you to one store after another - all with beautiful, some locally made, products - expensive but you won't find these pieces anywhere else! This is...More

Thank Gail W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming neighborhood. We could have gone back to visit several times if we would have been in Barcelona longer. Bring your wallet - lots of great shops!

Thank NTN2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth a 10 minute walk from Las Ramblas to get to El Born. Very buzzy with excellent tapas bars and individual shops, Also well worth a visit to the El Born arts centre/museum and it is free.

Thank LordRichard
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loads of great eating and drinking here and a good place to hang out with the locals. There are some interesting shops too.

Thank davidandmel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps my favorite BCN neighborhood, very old, quirky, full of interesting sights, cute shops and lovely cafes and restaurants. Almost as tourist-filled as Bari Gotic, though. A must-see for those visiting the city.

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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
...More
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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.
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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!
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mary155004
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.
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