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El Born, Barcelona

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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  • Spend at least half a day walking its unending alleys. You have an example of gothic architecture as well as modernism, archeology and shopping all within a few blocks.  more »
  • This is a fun little area that wasn´t even highlighted on my tourist map and the tour guide didn´t mention it. But, it was a neat little area. There are lots of restaurants that have good food and the...  more »
  • This area of Barcelona has vibrant cafes and wonderful restaurants. There are shops selling handmade/custom made clothes and shoes - an you see them working! Also, the Santa Maria del Mar is a gem!  more »