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El Born is currently one of the trendiest in Barcelona. Locals and foreigners alike swarm around the charming boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants thak make up this charming part of the city. It’s one of the most popular places in Barcelona to go out at night.


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A bit of history

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

Even though the official name of this quarter is La Ribera, it’s popularly known as El Born because of the former market of the same name.

El Born Cultural Center

El Born Cultural Center and roman ruins. © ksl/stock.adobe.com

Now turned into a cultural center, this 19th century lanmark was so influential that renamed the whole area. Nowadays, El Born Centre Cultural is a milestone of this part of Barcelona. Take a look at the impressive structure and the roman ruins that are exhibited inside.

What to see in El Born

Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum. © Pixelshop/stock.adobe.com

This district dates from medieval times. Formerly, it accomodated several well-to-do palaces along Montcada street that are worthy a look. Some of them were later turned into relevant institutions, like the Picasso Museum, one of the most visited museums in Barcelona.


Picasso Museum Ticket & Walking tour

Santa María del Mar

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Right in the heart of this quarter, rises one of its most important landmarks, Santa María del Mar, the best exponent of a catalan gothic style church.


Santa María del Mar Literary Tour

Santa Caterina market

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On the other hand, Santa Caterina market is another venue that must be explored. This colorful and surprising food market, that rivals in charm with its counterpart, La Boquería, is a feast for the senses.


Barcelona markets: 4-Hour Foodies Market Tour

Palau de la Música Catalana

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Finally, a visit to the theater of Palau de la Música Catalana is a must, an architectural masterpiece of the catalan art nouveau movement.


Palau de la Música Guided Tour

Don’t miss:

Dig further into the neighborhood’s history and landmarks by taking part in a walking tour with tapas and drinks. Or instead, visit Barcelona’s most iconic food markets in this 4 hour foodies market tour.


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How to get there

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


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