El Born, Barcelona

4.7
#4 of 15 in Neighborhoods in Barcelona
Admire the beautifully constructed iron El Born, which represents the beginning of modern Catalan architecture. Once a prominent marketplace, the center sits above recently discovered city ruins and now houses a museum and cultural center. Tour the 18th-century archeological remains of the La Ribera neighborhood to learn more about the destruction of the city during the War of Succession. Visit the center’s permanent exhibit of 18th-century artifacts found in the archeological excavation. Wander through the surrounding neighborhood for an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. Our Barcelona online attractions planner makes visiting El Born and other Barcelona attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Head for the El Born area in La Ribera: not over spoiled by mass tourism and you'll find a lot to enjoy: Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, the Picasso Museum and El Born Museum. The plaza linking the.....  more »
  • I used to live in El Born in 2012 and while it is still beautiful with its charming streets, the problem with thiefs is HUGE. You cannot relax having a nice walk because you must watch out for little....  more »
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