El Born

El Born

Things to do - general

The El Born area of Barcelona is now considered of the most fashionable places in the city, maintaining the characteristic narrow streets and quaint cafe-covered squares of Barcelone but just being far enough removed from the beaten track to maintain a bit of calm, charm and dignity.

During the day the cafes are packed with tourists and locals alike whilst at night the younger of those move to Passeig de Born (known in Spanish as the Paseo del Born), once the site of medieval jousting competitions,  to sample the many bars.

Nevertheless El Born isn’t just about the nightlife, and at one end of the Passeig Del Born looms El Born’s most famous building, the wonderful Santa Maria del Mar church, instantly recognisable by its large rose-shaped stained glass window and octagonal towers. Built between 1329 and 1383 at the height of Catalonia’s maritime and mercantile prominence. It is an outstanding example of Catalan Gothic architecture, with a purity and unity of style that is very unusual in large medieval buildings.

El Born is also home to the Museu Picasso (“Picasso Museum”), housed in five adjoining medieval palaces, and with 4.251 works by the painter it is one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist.

Other than the joys of medieval architecture, and the aforementioned highlights, El Born is characterised by its hidden treasures. This fashionable district is the place where you will happen upon innovative boutique shops selling recycled bags, champagne bars serving up first class Cava (Spanish sparkling wine most of which is produced in Catalonia), or discover the joys of Lomo photography. Other treasures include the Chocolate Museum and the ever-popular Cal Pep restaurant.

Sandwiched between Via Laietana and Barceloneta El Born is served by the metro stops Barceloneta and Jaume 1 which are on the same line: L4, Yellow Line. Las Ramblas, Plaça Catalunya and the very heart of Barcelona are just a pleasant ten minute walk away.

BCN LLACUNA POBLE NOU

BCN LLACUNA POBLE NOU

Carrer de Llull, Barcelona, El Born
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Grand Hotel Central

Grand Hotel Central

Via Laietana 30, Barcelona, , El Born
Grand Hotel Central, is a 5 star hotel located in the heart of the Barcelona between the Gothic dist More info
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BCN ABB 3P VIDRIERIA OLLES

BCN ABB 3P VIDRIERIA OLLES

Carrer de la Vidrieria, Barcelona, Spain, El Born
BCN ABB 3P VIDRIERIA OLLES is a comfortable & central apartment is in the best area of El Born. More info
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BCN FR 3P PALAU ISABEL II

BCN FR 3P PALAU ISABEL II

Pla de Palau, Barcelona, Spain, El Born
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BCN FR 3P PALAU ISABEL VII

BCN FR 3P PALAU ISABEL VII

Pla de Palau, Barcelona, Spain, El Born
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BCN FR 3P PALAU ISABEL XI

BCN FR 3P PALAU ISABEL XI

Pla de Palau, Barcelona, Spain, El Born
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BCN FR PALAU ISABEL APARTMENTS

BCN FR PALAU ISABEL APARTMENTS

Pla de Palau, Barcelona, Spain, El Born
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BCN HA 3P SOMBRERERS

BCN HA 3P SOMBRERERS

Carrer dels Sombrerers, Barcelona, Spain, El Born
BCN HA 3P SOMBRERERS is Located in the heart of the gothic district of El Borne, this apartment offe More info
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BCN HA 5P ARGENTERIA MANRESA

BCN HA 5P ARGENTERIA MANRESA

Carrer de 'l Argenteria, Barcelona, Spain, El Born
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BCN HB 3P RIBERA CARDERS

BCN HB 3P RIBERA CARDERS

Carrer del Carders, Barcelona , El Born
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BCN RD 3P PRINCESA

BCN RD 3P PRINCESA

Carrer de l'Hostal de Sant-Antoni, Barcelona, El Born
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Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Casa Culleretes

Casa Culleretes

Restaurante Casa Culleretes Founded in 1786, Barcelona’s oldest restaurant is still going stro More info
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Lonja de Tapas

Lonja de Tapas

Restaurante Lonja de Tapas Located in the heart of Barcelona’s Born quarter, Lonja de Tapas is More info
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Restaurant Montiel

Restaurant Montiel

Restaurant Montiel is a gastronomic space located in Barcelona where you can taste typical dishes of More info
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Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.