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El Born, Barcelona

Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
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. Arrange your visit to El Born and discover more family-friendly attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona online attractions planner.
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  • Nice old city and historical part of Barcelona. Evenings very crowded. Many bars, small restaurants. For family, friends a good opportunity to know a little of the city. Near to Santa Maria del Mar....  more »
  • Probably my favorite neighborhood in the city. Looks so different from the other ones. Lot of bars, art shops, and amazing local restaurants  more »
  • Wonderful bars and cafes, many small traditional shops. Watch out at night, especially when girls only.  more »

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