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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  • In its basement appeared the old Barcelona, with the distribution of its streets and channels for subsist in those times, today you can visit, contemplate and read in their panels the entire history. It seemed very interesting. Before Descubirlo on the inside, that still exists the building made with structures of iron, was the market of the "Born" that supplies of fruits and vegetables the city and regions, was when the market was moved to Mercabarna, that was discovered the subsoil, is Very interesting for anyone who wants to know his story.
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  • EL bonn is a great place to eat and drink,lots of hidden bars and restaurants which are visited by the locals , as its very hard to find them unless you have prior information. Lively nightlife, not e...  more »
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