El Born, Barcelona

4.7
#4 of 14 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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  • We four went to el Born on a day when there were a lot of people, just seeking a pleasant way to spend some time. It was pleasant and full of local, and tourist centered shops.  more »
  • Enjoyed it here, much quieter than the Ramblas etc...looked like there were plenty of restaurants and shops here too. The main church was lovely...we visited here on a walking tour .  more »

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