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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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All reviews picasso museum tapas great neighborhood favorite neighborhood narrow streets santa maria del mar boutique shops gothic quarter interesting shops walk around old city barri gotic la rambla every corner ruins excavation tourists
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We normally avoid the super touristy sections of cities; we were pleasantly surprised by El Born's history and the great mix of stores and amenities it had. This is one touristy neighborhood that's worth visiting.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely narrow cobbled streets, local shops selling craft items. Some great bars and restaurants tucked away in every direction. Lots of squares and areas to sit out and people watch. Less commercialised and tacky than other areas. The only negative is some of the bars...More

Thank Holibobs2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as many artisans as I had expected. Few authentic restaurants offering authentic Catalonia menu. Quiet/

Thank Daffythepug
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love love love this area of Barcelona. Really good for exclusive shops and if you want to buy something different. Amazing churches and architecture. Lots of cobbled streets that wind in and out. A medieval tour is highly recommended to get the history and a...More

1  Thank julie c
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed nice lunch in this place .You can choose any kinds of food.You need to walk around to see the beauty of this place

Thank fablibra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my 8 days in Barcelona, I walked around El Born twice and Gotic Barri twice. I prefer El Born more. Alleys are more narrow. Restaurant scene from 5pm to 10pm is more vibrant. It is a hopping place.

Thank hisakyuu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for viewing. The kids loved it. Awesome experience and a peak in the past for everyone. Loved it

1  Thank Arundhati S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wander around and enjoy the amazing shops, eateries, and history. Right next door to the Gothic. What are you waiting for?

Thank Celia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't really review this area as it is so diverse. Full of small streets, alleyways, shops, restaurants, museums, boutique hotels, pickpockets and also many parades/performers in peak season. Take your time and soak up the atmosphere. Stop off for wine and tapas but remember...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of lovely tapas bars and restaurants. Spent most night around here and had to book from some rrestaurants

Thank Jean M
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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
Ellen Z
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
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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!