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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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  • A charming neighbourhood and one of my favorite parts of Barcelona, plenty of shops and I loved exploring the district. 
    A charming neighbourhood and one of my favorite parts of Barcelona, plenty of shops and I loved exploring the district.  more »
  • This is a very cool area. It has a very casual vibe, but it feels very crowded. There are lots to see here and the streets a narrow and curvy making it a bit crowded to walk through. We would not... 
    This is a very cool area. It has a very casual vibe, but it feels very crowded. There are lots to see here and the streets a narrow and curvy making it a bit crowded to walk through. We would not...  more »

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