El Born, Barcelona

4.7
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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  • This fine Cultural centre now has an exhibition of pieces found on archaeological digs at Spanish Palaces .  more »
  • We spent about 4 hours exploring El Born. It was easy to walk between the main sights and I can’t really see why you’d do a tour because most of the fun is in exploring and getting a little lost in...  more »
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