El Born, Barcelona

4.7
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. Arrange your visit to El Born and discover more family-friendly attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona online attractions planner.
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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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