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El Born, Barcelona

#4 of 13 in Neighborhoods in Barcelona
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
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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  • This is solely for tourists. Locals are on their way to somewhere without paying any mind to this place. There were many non Catalan and non Spanish looking to trouble tourists here.  more »
  • This fine Cultural centre now has an exhibition of pieces found on archaeological digs at Spanish Palaces .  more »

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