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El Born, Barcelona
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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Barcelona attractions like El Born can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We stayed near this area and one couldn't help but get excited with all the hustle and bustle going on. There was two parades while we were there with people dressed in costume. 
  • Narrow ancient streets with a lot of shops, pubs, resterants etc. You can enjoy it during the day but definitely you have to experience it at nigh as well 
  • In the ancient alleys of the neighborhood is a succession of many shops and small stores are truly unique and original; local designers offer special clothing, masters of chocolate delight the unwary visitors and milleprofumi assail the senses among the soaps: here are some examples of what you can find here
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