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7 things to do and see in El Born area

Medieval part of town that grew as a result of the prosperous port of barcelona and housed people related to sea trades and wealthy merchants.

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Updated: Apr 30, 2022

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Description of El Born

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.

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