El Born, Barcelona

This quarter is currently one of the trendiest in town, both for locals and foreigners, that swarm around the many boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants. It’s one of the most popular places in Barcelona to go out at night.

What to see in El Born

The whole area borders along Via Laietana, Sant Pere Més Alt Street (location of the Palau de la Música Catalana), Passeig de Picasso and Marquès de l’Argentera Avenue. Although the zone called El Born is located on the southern part of Princesa Street. Right on the center of this quarter rises one of its most important landmarks, Santa María del Mar, the best exponent of Catalan Gothic style church.

This District dates from Medieval times, when it was actually a more thriving neighborhood, accomodating several well-to-do palaces along Montcada street, some of them that were later turned into the current Picasso MuseumFind Hotels in El Born if you want to be live a truly Barcelona experience.


El Born District

La Ribera (Riverbank), is a quarter of the old city in Barcelona, which is now widely called as “El Born“, because of the famous market of the same name. The importance of this 19th century Modernista building (currently under renovation) is such, that the whole quarter has adopted that name, but officially is still called La Ribera, along with Sant Pere and Santa Caterina neighborhoods.

A good part of this neighborhood was demolished in order to house an infamous and now extinct military fortress, that was built in the Ciutadella Park, the first ever public park in Barcelona.

Getting to El Born:

Metro Line 4: Jaume I Station.Bus: #14, #17, #19, #39, #45, #51, #120 and #N8

Map of the Area

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