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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  • Great Shops. Great Bars. Great restaurants. Winding streets that seem to go on forever! Truly a must visit area when visiting Barcelona.  more »
  • A small quarter, with lots of beautiful alleyways, including the Picasso Museum (book advance cards), the Basilica of Santa Maria and many beautiful things
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