El Born, Barcelona

4.7
#3 of 15 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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  • What do you do if you are only 48 hours in Barcelona and you have too much choice? Then definitely visit this neighborhood! This old quarter is reborn by the advent of artists and students. You will see the authentic Barcelona but then fusion: artistically mixed with old, narrow streets, traditional houses and laundry on the balconies.
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  • Mandatory stop. Very beautiful streets, full of history and alternatives to entertain! Negative point: sometimes it smells horrible! Watch your step.
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