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El Born, Barcelona
(4.7/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Former covered market built on part of the old Barcelona and made updated census. A visit to discover below the ruins from the 18 century.
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  • It was the end of our journey with a free by BCN, very interesting tourism agency, and recommended their visit
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  • Lively, beautiful, historical, amazing and a true testament to the local culture. El Born is a section of Barcelona, full of cafes, restaurants, shops, and more. It is a great spot to check out histor...  more »