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El Born
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Barcelona is also one of the trendiest. El Born features character-rich streets lined with tapas bars, quaint bistros, and artsy clubs that give this area a bohemian vibe. Its proximity to many of Barcelona’s top attractions, such as Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, make El Born an ideal place to stay.
 
The Basics
Located in a corner of the Old City (Ciutat Vella), El Born is a perfect place to skirt the crowded areas of the Gothic Quarter yet still experience the heart of Barcelona. Its narrow streets and historic squares are home to many sights, such as the Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso), Ciutadella Park (Parc de la Ciutadella), the Palace of Catalan Music (Palau de la Música Catalana), and the medieval street Passeig del Born.
 
Most walking tours of Barcelona’s highlights that include El Born focus on the food, wine, arts, and hidden gems that are so prevalent here. You can pick a themed tour such as photography, Picasso, or flamenco; alternatively, cover more in less time with a bike or e-bike tour of the city.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • El Born is a must for first-time visitors to Barcelona, foodies, and anyone who wants to get a taste of local life.
  • Book a skip-the-line-tour to avoid long waits at the popular Picasso Museum.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as the best way to discover the treasures of El Born is on foot.
  • The fashionable Passeig del Born features shops, restaurants, cafés, and the 14th-century Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar (Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar).
 
How to Get There
El Born lies within Barcelona’s Old City. The L4 metro line runs through El Born; get off at the Jaume I or Barceloneta station. If arriving by regional train, get off at the Estació de França train station, which is right in the thick of it all.
 
When to Get There
El Born and Barcelona are very crowded in summer. The shoulder months of May, June, and September generally have good weather and fewer visitors. Winter is chilly but offers many crisp, clear days that are perfect for exploring the city with almost no tourists.
 
Visit Barcelona Like a Local

If you have been to Barcelona before and want to see if from a unique perspective, or if you simply want to explore the city like a Barcelonian, make El Born your home away from home. With its proximity to the beach and the large Ciutadella Park, El Born has the perfect mix of relaxing outdoor spaces, tasty eateries, trendy shops, and hip hotels all within a 20-minute-walk radius.
Address: El Born, Barcelona 08003, Spain
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Barcelona Tapas walking Tour with Flamenco ShowFlamenco

Barcelona Tapas walking Tour with Flamenco Show

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Experience Barcelona’s rich culture during this 4-hour walking tour. Begin the tour exploring the historic neighborhoods of the Gothic Quarter and La Rambla and hunt for delicious foods and drinks at La Boqueria market and a few tapas restaurants. Finish your tour by watching an authentic flamenco performance in the El Born district before heading off to explore on your own.
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Born to Eat - Small Group Gourmet Tapas & Wine Tour in Old BarcelonaWine Tasting & Winery Tours

Born to Eat - Small Group Gourmet Tapas & Wine Tour in Old Barcelona

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Eat like a local and indulge in traditional dishes and drink during this half-day, guided, food and walking tour in the El Born district. Visit bodegas, rustic bars, and tapas restaurants and learn about the city’s history, culture, and politics spanning from medieval to modern times. See how food and culture have been intertwined throughout the city’s history and visit a traditional wine bodega for a Cava tasting.
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Tapas and Wine Experience Small-Group Walking TourWalking Tours

Tapas and Wine Experience Small-Group Walking Tour

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Tuck into tasty tapas and traditional wines on this gastronomic tour of Barcelona. Get the inside scoop on Barcelona’s renowned foodie scene from a local guide and stop along the way to dine at the city’s best tapas bars. At each restaurant, sample an array of delicious Catalan cuisine, taste local specialties like Iberian ham, ‘’ or ‘pan con tomate’ (spicy potatoes, bread, and tomato), and choose from a selection of fine regional wines. You can choose between an afternoon or evening tour and upgrade to include a flamenco show.
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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

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Learn to make Spanish tapas, traditional paella, and sangria with a Barcelona chef, then share a hearty dinner of classic local cuisine that you've made yourself. All great Spanish food starts with super fresh ingredients, and you begin this cooking class with a guided trip through La Boqueria market before heading to a professional teaching kitchen. This hands-on Spanish cooking class includes snacks, drinks, and dinner, and you finish the night with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.
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Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada Familia

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Delve into the architectural beauty and rich history of Barcelona on a comprehensive full- or half-day tour of the Catalonian capital. With an expert guide, visit some of the city’s most iconic sights and enjoy skip-the-line access to Gaudi’s modernist masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Ascend to Montjuïc Hill to enjoy sweeping vistas of Barcelona’s metropolitan sprawl and stroll the streets of the Gothic Quarter on a guided tour. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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Barcelona Segway Tour

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Discover the Gothic grandeur and maritime charm of Barcelona on a smooth, self-balancing Segway. Follow a knowledgeable guide on an exciting route through the city’s winding streets and hear tales of Barcelona’s fascinating history. Travel from the Arc de Triomf and the Parc de la Ciutadella, and then continue around the old harbor at Port Vell in La Barceloneta. See the city’s stylish side when you visit the modern monuments in Olympic Port and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to six people.
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Barcelona Culture Tapas Walking Tour

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Taste the best of Catalonia’s culture and gourmet cuisine on this Barcelona tapas tour through the city on foot. During your pre-dinner outing, explore some of the city’s most famous tapas bars around La Rambla, La Boqueria food market, and the Gothic Quarter with an expert food guide, learning how to order these iconic bar snacks like a local.
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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

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Discover some of the best-kept secrets of Barcelona during this half-day or full-day private tour of the city’s top sights. Get personalized attention from your guide as you skip the lines at the iconic La Sagrada Familia cathedral. Then stroll the atmospheric streets of the city’s Gothic Quarter on a walking tour, stopping to admire a 2,000-year-old Roman temple. You’ll also get to sip cava, Catalonia’s signature sparkling wine, at a local food market, check out modernist architecture in the city’s Eixample district and take in gorgeous views from the hilltop Montjuïc area, among other stops. This private tour also includes round-trip transport from your hotel and optional upgrade to a full-day tour featuring afternoon visits to architect Antoni Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Park Güell.
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Gourmet Dinner, Cooking Spanish Tapas with Friends & Sangría - Small Group

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Immerse yourself in authentic Spanish culinary traditions with this small-group gourmet experience. Head for Barcelona's Born quarter for a tapas cooking and tasting experience, which includes pairings with a fine selection of wines.
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Barcelona Highlights and Secrets!! PRIVATE Tour with a tapa & drink included

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This private walking tour is a great choice for travelers with limited time in Barcelona. Enjoy the luxury of going on a tour with just your party and a private guide, so you don't get delayed by other travelers, and explore the city at your preferred pace. Learn about medieval Barcelona, see spectacular examples of Modernist architecture, find hidden sights, and enjoy tapas and a drink along the way.
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Barcelona private tour for foodies

There are many tapas bars in Barcelona so, for visitors, it can be difficult to discern where to find the best. This private tour takes you to the Gothic District and El Born to visit three tapas bars loved by locals where you will enjoy a variety of tapas and wine.
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⭐SIP, SITES & BITES⭐ Barcelona Food, Drinks & History Tour

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Barcelona is a feast for the eyes and the stomach. During this small-group tasting tour, enjoy a stroll around the city’s top districts—El Born, the Gothic Quarter, and La Barceloneta—and stop at local shops and eateries for tastings of Spanish snacks and drinks. Sample local cheeses, meats, tapas, and even some Spanish cava and vermouth.
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Barcelona Guided Tapas Walking Tour - PrivateFood Tours

Barcelona Guided Tapas Walking Tour - Private

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Pleasure your palate with the explosive flavors of Spanish cuisine on a private 3-hour walking tour of Barcelona’s ambient tapas bars. Accompanied by an expert gastronome guide, visit epicurean hotspots famed for their vibrant atmosphere and delectable bites; learn the lingo required to order tapas and taste eight samples of local Spanish delicacies. Along the way, discover iconic neighborhood, Las Rambla, and bustling market, La Boqueria, and learn about the city’s rich culinary culture from your expert guide.
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Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group TourBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

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Glide around Barcelona’s most alluring attractions on an electric bike tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the ease of riding a smooth and speedy electric bike as your guide takes you to legendary landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia. Select from two different itineraries according to your interests, and gain fascinating insights into the culture of Catalonia’s vibrant capital. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention on this small-group tour, where the number of participants is limited.
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Gaudí & Barcelona Legends

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Discover the unique history and legends that surround the Spanish city of Barcelona during this walking tour through Passeig de Gracia and the El Born district. Listen to engaging commentary about Catalonia’s rich history from medieval times to today; see where Antoni Gaudi got his inspiration for his famous buildings; and admire examples of modernist architecture including Casa Mila and Palau de la Musica Catalana.
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Savor Spain - A small group food, wine, history & culture tour in old BarcelonaHistorical & Heritage Tours

Savor Spain - A small group food, wine, history & culture tour in old Barcelona

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Eat your way through Barcelona on this guided tour. Stroll through the neighborhoods of Raval, Gotico, and El Born and stop at least six different local spots. Sample 15 regional dishes and eight drinks, including wine, beer, and vermouth. As you taste each sample, your guide will tell you about the history and culture of the city.
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Vegan Food Tour Experience in BarcelonaFood Tours

Vegan Food Tour Experience in Barcelona

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It’s not always easy to find Spanish cuisine that caters to the needs of vegans. However, this 3.5-hour vegan tapas tour takes you to the heart of Catalan cuisine in Barcelona. In the atmospheric evening, you’ll cover three prominent neighborhoods — the Gothic Quarter, El Born, and Barceloneta — and visit three acclaimed vegan restaurants in addition to a delicious dessert stop. Gain insight into Barcelona’s history and culture from your guide and receive further recommendations for vegan eateries.
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Barcelona Evening Tapas TourHalf-day Tours

Barcelona Evening Tapas Tour

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Experience Barcelona at night during this guided evening tour of the city’s tapas bars. Sip and sample cocktails, dig in to traditional tapas and unwind like a local relaxing and celebrating at the end of the day. Learn about the culture and history of tapas served in the El Born and Barceloneta districts and share small plates while drinking Spanish wines.
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Tapas and Wine Walking Tour with Flamenco ExperienceFood Tours

Tapas and Wine Walking Tour with Flamenco Experience

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Enjoy an evening of classic Spanish cuisine and culture on a tour that combines the best of Barcelona's tapas and wine with the traditional art of flamenco. Visit several of the city’s best tapas bars in the historic Born and Gothic neighborhoods to sample authentic Catalan dishes like Iberian ham, aged cheeses and padron peppers accompanied by excellent Spanish wine. After getting your fill, head to a typical flamenco venue for a live show featuring the passionate dance and music of this beloved art form.
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Gourmet Tapas SMALL GROUP Walking Tour and Flamenco ShowFood Tours

Gourmet Tapas SMALL GROUP Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

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Take a bite out of Barcelona’s legendary nightlife during this 3-hour combined tapas crawl and flamenco show with a small group. Eat like a local as you walk to local tapas bars to sample tasty snacks like ‘pa amb tomàquet,’ Manchego cheese and cured 'serrano' ham. Then continue your stroll through the city’s atmospheric Gothic Quarter, passing the Barcelona Cathedral en route, to arrive at a happening flamenco bar in the Plaça Reial. Quaff some sangria and enjoy some more tapas as you savor a 45-minute flamenco show featuring some of the genre’s hottest young performers set to fiery flamenco music. This small-group trip, limited to just 20 guests, also includes a guide, tapas, drinks and show admission.
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Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine Tasting

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Experience the culture and cuisine of Barcelona on this electric bike, tapas, and wine tour. Follow your knowledgeable guide through the atmospheric streets of the Catalonia's capital in search of landmarks such as the El Born Cultural Centre and Frank Gehry’s Golden Fish sculpture. Absorb the botanical beauty of Parc de la Ciutadella, and admire the picturesque charm of La Barceloneta port. Appease an appetite for authenticity by visiting a local bar to feast on up to four tapas dishes and three drinks in a convivial atmosphere.
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Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

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Explore several thousand years of Barcelona history in a single day during this guided Gothic Quarter walking tour. Travel back in time to the Roman and medieval eras as you discover this atmospheric neighborhood’s winding streets and many layers of history. Walk alongside one of the world’s best-preserved Roman walls and enjoy stops at the medieval Plaça del Reial, Barcelona Cathedral, La Boquería Market, and Las Ramblas.
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Barcelona Picasso Premium Tour : El Born & Museum (Private Tour)Cultural Tours

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Barcelona Picasso Premium Tour : El Born & Museum (Private Tour)

Dive into Pablo Picasso's life in Barcelona on a private tour to the Picasso Museum & El Born. Skip the line and check out some of his most famous collections along with rarely seen sketches & ceramics. Follow the artist's footsteps through significant places which impacted his life & artwork.- Discover Barcelona through Picasso's eyes- Walk through the charming streets of El Born- Skip the line ticket to the Picasso Museum- See some of Picasso's famous artworks- 100% personalized to your wishes- Private tour: only you & your local host- Free cancellation up to 21 days before experience date.Any special requests? Your local host will personalize this tour 100% to fit your wishes. Pick your favorite, and they'll take care of everything!
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