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El Born

Plaça Comercial, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
| +34 932 56 68 51

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Sun 10am - 8pm
Tue - Sat 10am - 7pm

See how the city was built in El Born Centre Cultural

Inside this 1876 market, you can see the footprint of 18th century Barcelona and read about what life was like before the city’s siege during the War of Spanish Succession. The airy iron and glass market, modeled on Parisian architecture is the largest covered square in Europe and marked the beginning of Modernisme in Catalan architecture. Check out seasonal exhibits or get up close and personal with the ruins on a tour (prior reservation necessary).

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almost 8 years ago

Shopping in El Born, Barcelona

If you're headed to Barcelona, make sure to check out the cool El Born neighborhood. Tons of cool little shops, cafes and bars to check out. Since the same luxury chains are so repetitive in nearly every city you go to, this is a surprise find.
almost 8 years ago

The perfect chilly afternoon nip, in one of Barcelona's coolest neighborhoods

On a crisp December afternoon, there's a great little square in the cool El Born neighborhood, devoid of most tourists, just the Neighborhood. You see lots of pics of sunny Barcelona in the summer, but the winter is a great time to go…with the atypical setting of people sitting around in coats, having a nice coffee or beer to ward off the chill. And thinking about dinner….