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6 things to do and see in El Born area.

El Born has medieval origins as a settlement built on top of a medieval area of jousting competitions and celebrations. Today El Born is the most fashionable place in the city full of boutique clothes shops for that one-off piece, as well as chic cafes, bars and restaurants. El born also has a vibrant nightlife. El Born is bordered by Via leitana to the left, Barceloneta to the bottom, Parc cuitadella to the right and Plaza Urquinaona on top.

In medieval times El born was a part of town associated with trades relating to the docks. Montcada street was where the wealthy merchants built their town houses. One of which is now home to the Picasso Museum. El born has Santa Maria del Mar cathedral rivalling that of the Gothic quarter Cathedral as well as the Palau de Musica Catalana. El Born was also home to the municipal food distribution market but this has since moved to Zona Franca and the building is now El Born Cultural Centre

The yellow line of the metro runs down via Leitana with stops at Plaza Urquinaona, Jaime I and Barceloneta. The Red line Arc de Triumf is also near El Born.

Happy Exploring!

Palau De La Musica Catalana

Palau De La Musica Catalana

UNESCO world heritage site. Modernist 1908 concert hall by Lluis Domenech i Montaner. Visit for concert or guided tour. Famous for glass dome skylight.

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Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral

Gothic cathedral built in 1383 at the peek of Catalonia's Maritime and mercantile prominence. Free entry but also offers a guided tour including visit to the rooftop.

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Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Placa Del Fossar De Les Moreres

Placa Del Fossar De Les Moreres

Former graveyard of Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral & burial site of the fallen from the 1714 siege of Barcelona. Today, a plaza and memorial with eternal flame torch.

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Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Born Cultural Centre

Born Cultural Centre

Exhibition space & archaeological ruins. Designed by architect Antoni Rovira i Trias. Former food market for the wholesale of fruit and vegetables.

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Updated: Sep 30, 2021

Sant Pere De Les Puelles Church

Sant Pere De Les Puelles Church

10th Century Romanesque Gothic Benedictine monastery. What remains today is the 11th century ground floor church.

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Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Sant Caterina Market

Sant Caterina Market

Food market from 1848 with remodelled roof (2005) by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue. contains a small display area preserving historic ruins.

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Updated: Oct 4, 2021

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