What is El Born?
El Born is one of the most picturesque sites in Barcelona City. The stunning architectural structures reflect its medieval history. Yet, despite this antiquity, its streets resound with the jubilant move of the locals and visitors who experience it for themselves. The variety of beautiful attractions offer days of fun and exploration. It captures the best of Barcelona’s night life with bars, coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries. The chance to explore historic and cultural places is a unique priveledge to all who visit.
A bit of History first
El Born began as a humble neighborhood. Over time, it experience phonomenal business growth thanks to the textile industry. El Born transformed into the economic center of Barcelona beginning in the 13th century and into the 15th century. Born’s Neighborhood is comprised of the San Pere, Santa Catalina, and Ribera Neighborhoods. Its convenient location between Laietana Street and Barceloneta Neighborhood offer quick access to the city center; it’s only a 10 minute walk away!
The transformation and development have given the quarter remarkable modernity.
Your experience at El Born will be…
Fun and enthusiasm fill El Born’s air and its streets. The vibrant crowds eager to enjoy new experiences while sampling local coffee brews and dishes at restaurants is the common experience to have. After sunset, the night life takes over in the Passeig of Born bars where visitors enjoy tasty tapas and amazing cocktails with a unique Spanish flair.
In contrast to the vibrant night scene, the daytime offers a chance to experience a cultural revolution. Montcada Street is reminiscent of the medieval days, especially given the antiquity showcased at the Picasso Museum, one of the world’s cultural icons. In it, you’ll find the biggest collection of the Picasso’s personal possessions and next to the building a variety of Spain’s finest tapas and pintxos.
Some nice Instagram pictures from a special place…
The France Station is a must-see stop along the way. It’s both a magnificent and peculiar train station featuring modernist construction. Then, head over to the Museum of Catalonian History. It’s a fascinating place that teaches us the history of the Catalonia Autonomous Community through historical documents, artifacts, and an interactive approach made possible by cutting-edge technology. The rooftop has one of the most amazing views of Barcelona’s Port Vell.
The Santa Maria del Mar Church was built with a Catalan Gothic style, an ancient influence on the region’s modern culture. It’s actually a Minor Basilica and considered an iconic symbol of the neighborhood. It’s also called the Sea Cathedral and has become an important destination for travelers due its beautiful and majestic architecture.
The culture, history, and amusement have blended with this place to guarantee a memorable visit to Barcelona.
I hope you’ve learned a bit more about this wonderful city and that I have ignited your curiosity and a willingness to come visit us.
Join us on our tours for the opportunity to experience it all first hand!
So, that’s all folks…for now!
See you in my next post!