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The neighborhood of El Born is like a small village in the centre of Barcelona. Both fashionable and very authentic, el Born is where violin makers, glassmakers, craftsmen and the trendiest fashion stores and designers meet. El Born and the Gothic Quarter form the heart of the old city of Barcelona. We visit this area to catch the essence of old Barcelona, ​​its narrow alleys, its shops, its inhabitants who leave early in the morning or late at night when the heat has fallen.

We stroll, have a small coffee, eat on the go or in the most creative restaurants of the city and especially we can enjoy the evening with many bars and night places.


An immersion in El Born is always a special moment that gives you the feeling once back home to know a little more about the spirit of the Catalans and their way of life.

To discover what really matters in this historical district, here we give you a foretaste of the neighborhood of your future apartment accommodation in Barcelona.


Our advice: look for an apartment for rent that offers good quality soundproofing…the neighborhood is very busy at night!


Renting an apartment in the El Born district in Barcelona is therefore the best way to immerse in the historic city and feel as close as possible to the Catalan soul. As far as we are concerned, we highly advice this area. Take advantage of our daily offers which can save you up to 30% of the price of your holiday in this district ..

Apartments we recommend to rent in El Born

Our selection of the best apartments in El Born.

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What to do in El Born?

El Born is located between Via Laietana, Parc Ciutadella and Barceloneta. The area is served by Barceloneta and Jaume I stations, both of which are on the same line. Las Ramblas and the city centre are just a 10 minute walk away.

The beach is also very close, about a fifteen minute walk, the main interest to rent an apartment in this Barcelona area is to be both in the heart of the city and very close to the sea, ideal for holidays. Finally you are also close to the Ciutadella Park which houses the Barcelona Zoo, a shaded park where it is nice to take the fresh, run, read or simply relax according to your desires.


Also known as the Ribera district, El Born can be visited for the Born Passage, the Picasso Museum Barcelona, ​​the Church of Santa Maria del Mar, the El Born Cultural Center and the Marvelous little streets that abound with tapas bars and night spots.


Some addresses in El Born


You will find the best addresses of the El Born neighborhood in our Barcelona Shopping Guide, Where to eat in Barcelona? and Where to go out in Barcelona? But without hesitation here are some addresses that we particularly appreciate in 2017:

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    Cal Pep - Barcelona

    Cal Pep

    Cal Pep is one of the most known tapas restaurant in Barcelona...

    Ciutat Vella - Pl. de les Olles, 8
  • Saboc - Barcelona


    Hot for low temps

    Just beside the new El Born CC, the restaurant Saboc is from now on known for its menu based on four types of cooking: raw, low temperature, with stoves and griddles...

    El Born - Carrer de la Fusina, 3
  • Eldiset - Barcelona


    Become unbeatable on Catalan wines

    Within walking distance of the Picasso Museum, El Born still keeps some surprises for those which have the adventurous heart. Eldiset is a wine bar, the adventure which he proposes is the discovery of the Catalan wines.

    El Born - Carrer Antic de Sant Joan, 3
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    Paradiso - Barcelona


    Cocktails & Pastrami Bar

    Paradiso is a funny cocktail.. In front it is a Pastrami bar and behind a refrigerator door, a clandestine cocktails bar..

    El Born - Carrer Rera Palau, 4

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