El Born, Barcelona

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#3 of 12 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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  • El Born-La Ribera, nicknamed the Bohemian quarter, is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Barcelona is almost a continuation of the Gothic quarter, even difficult to know where one ends and the other begins, consists of two distinct areas, Ribera and El Born, but the latter took so much in recent years that your name is often used as a synonym for the whole neighborhood.
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  • Board of "get lost" for the many truly original route of this neighborhood, every corner has a different
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  • I'm a frequenter of Barcelona for decades now, this neighborhood is one of the most real of "Barna" with a typical daily life and real people and shops. Compulsory breakfast at Santa Caterina market, a spectacle of color where you can enjoy a great sandwich with tomato rubbed and Iberian cured ham, just to start the day ...
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