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El Born, Barcelona

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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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  • All sorts of seedy characters are loitering around this area. I left very quickly as I approached by 2 different men in broad daylight who looked like they are on crack and kept asking me for money... 
    All sorts of seedy characters are loitering around this area. I left very quickly as I approached by 2 different men in broad daylight who looked like they are on crack and kept asking me for money...  more »
  • Beware of thieves!!! thieves operate throughout the day, Husband was pick pocketed in the middle of the day when lots of people were about. This spoilt our time at El born until that happened it was....  more
    Beware of thieves!!! thieves operate throughout the day, Husband was pick pocketed in the middle of the day when lots of people were about. This spoilt our time at El born until that happened it was....  more »

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