A small corner of Barcelona's Cuitat Vella, or Old City, El Born lies just south of La Ribera, close to the city’s coastal ports. With its narrow streets and historic squares teeming with cafés, El Born is full of character and a perfect place to escape the bustle of the city’s more touristy areas.

The tree-lined Passeig del Born is at the heart of the district, casting off its origins as a medieval jousting arena in favor of a modern shopping and nightlife hub, presided over by the imposing façade of the gothic St Mary of the Sea Cathedral. A cosmopolitan blend of locals and tourists fill the square’s many tapas restaurants, cocktail lounges and chic wine bars during the evening hours, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day’s sightseeing or catch up with friends in some of the city’s most fashionable haunts.

El Born also houses some of the city’s key attractions, most significantly the Parc de la Ciutadella, or Ciutadella Park, a 74-acre park centered around the striking Catalan Parliament building and fronted by the impressive Arc de Triomf. Barcelona Zoo is also part of the park, home to around 7,500 animals including dolphins, orangutans and snow leopards. The streets also harbor a collection of fascinating museums including the Picasso museum, devoted to the iconic Spanish artist; the Textile Museum, which pays tribute to the area’s humble beginnings as a textile manufacturing site; the unique Mammoth museum; and a Chocolate Museum.

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El Born Local Cuisine Experiences in Barcelona, Barcelona, null
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El Born Local Cuisine Experiences in Barcelona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Book the best cuisine experience and market tour in the neighborhood of El Born in Barcelona. Feel like at home with our hands-on cooking class while ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.36
Tapas and Wine Walking Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Cooking Classes
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Tapas and Wine Walking Tour in Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

An indulgent, off-the-beaten-path city tour to experience a wide range of tastes all over Barcelona! Wine and dine in flavourful local venues throughout ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.49
Small-Group Barcelona Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour, Barcelona, Food Tours
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Small-Group Barcelona Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 216 Reviews

Indulge your taste buds with this chocolate and sweets small-group walking tour in Barcelona! Learn about the important tradition of pastries and chocolate in ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.96
Chocolate and Sweets Private Walking Tour of Barcelona, Barcelona, Food Tours
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Chocolate and Sweets Private Walking Tour of Barcelona

Indulge your taste buds with this chocolate and sweets small-group walking tour in Barcelona. Learn about the important tradition of pastries and chocolate in ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.54
Barcelona Vegetarian Tapas Walking Tour, Barcelona, Food Tours
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Barcelona Vegetarian Tapas Walking Tour

Enjoy the amazing Spanish gastronomy while walking through the most distinctive neighborhoods of Barcelona. Don't miss out only because you are vegetarian, ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.68
3-Hour Guided Foodie Experience in Barcelona, Barcelona, Food Tours
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3-Hour Guided Foodie Experience in Barcelona

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 6 Reviews

Take in the sights and smells as you stroll through the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, visiting Sant Jaume Square, Plaza Reial or Las Ramblas. On this 3 ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.38
'The Cathedral of the Sea' Walking Book Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Food Tours
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'The Cathedral of the Sea' Walking Book Tour in Barcelona

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Explore the city of Barcelona on this guided walking tour and relive the stories of the exciting novel ‘The Cathedral of the Sea’, by Ildefonso Falcones. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.99
Barcelona Photography Tour, Barcelona, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Barcelona Photography Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

Get creative with your camerawork on a 3.5-hour daytime photography tour of Barcelona. Taking in street art, landmarks and Antoni Gaudi architecture, the tour ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.67
El Born Quarter and Tapas Tasting Guided Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Walking Tours
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El Born Quarter and Tapas Tasting Guided Tour in Barcelona

Head to El Born and explore the city quarter that dates back to the Middle Ages. Hear how people lived during that time and see some of the important ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.26
Tapas and Wine Experience Walking Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Food Tours
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Tapas and Wine Experience Walking Tour in Barcelona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Join this 3-hour walking guided tour through El Born and Gothic neighborhoods in Barcelona. Discover the stories behind its streets and enjoy several delicious ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.38

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