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El Born Tours

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El Born
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Barcelona is also one of the trendiest. El Born features character-rich streets lined with tapas bars, quaint bistros, and artsy clubs that give this area a bohemian vibe. Its proximity to many of Barcelona’s top attractions, such as Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, make El Born an ideal place to stay.
 
The Basics
Located in a corner of the Old City (Ciutat Vella), El Born is a perfect place to skirt the crowded areas of the Gothic Quarter yet still experience the heart of Barcelona. Its narrow streets and historic squares are home to many sights, such as the Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso), Ciutadella Park (Parc de la Ciutadella), the Palace of Catalan Music (Palau de la Música Catalana), and the medieval street Passeig del Born.
 
Most walking tours of Barcelona’s highlights that include El Born focus on the food, wine, arts, and hidden gems that are so prevalent here. You can pick a themed tour such as photography, Picasso, or flamenco; alternatively, cover more in less time with a bike or e-bike tour of the city.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • El Born is a must for first-time visitors to Barcelona, foodies, and anyone who wants to get a taste of local life.
  • Book a skip-the-line-tour to avoid long waits at the popular Picasso Museum.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, as the best way to discover the treasures of El Born is on foot.
  • The fashionable Passeig del Born features shops, restaurants, cafés, and the 14th-century Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar (Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar).
 
How to Get There
El Born lies within Barcelona’s Old City. The L4 metro line runs through El Born; get off at the Jaume I or Barceloneta station. If arriving by regional train, get off at the Estació de França train station, which is right in the thick of it all.
 
When to Get There
El Born and Barcelona are very crowded in summer. The shoulder months of May, June, and September generally have good weather and fewer visitors. Winter is chilly but offers many crisp, clear days that are perfect for exploring the city with almost no tourists.
 
Visit Barcelona Like a Local

If you have been to Barcelona before and want to see if from a unique perspective, or if you simply want to explore the city like a Barcelonian, make El Born your home away from home. With its proximity to the beach and the large Ciutadella Park, El Born has the perfect mix of relaxing outdoor spaces, tasty eateries, trendy shops, and hip hotels all within a 20-minute-walk radius.
Address: El Born, Barcelona 08003, Spain
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Barcelona Like Picasso: El Born & Museum Private TourPrivate and Luxury

Barcelona Like Picasso: El Born & Museum Private Tour

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Delve deeper into Barcelona’s artistic heritage during a tour of El Born and the Picasso museum. Designed with art lovers in mind, this private tour comes with the undivided attention of your guide and reveals historical information that you’re unlikely to find in the guidebook.
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  • 2 hours
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Barcelona Culture and Tapas Walking TourWine Tastings

Barcelona Culture and Tapas Walking Tour

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Taste the best of Catalonia’s culture and gourmet cuisine on this Barcelona tapas tour through the city on foot. During your pre-dinner outing, explore some of the city’s most famous tapas bars around La Rambla, La Boqueria food market, and the Gothic Quarter with an expert food guide, learning how to order these iconic bar snacks like a local.
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Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada FamiliaHalf-day Tours

Priority Access: Best of Barcelona Tour Including Sagrada Familia

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Delve into the architectural beauty and rich history of Barcelona on a comprehensive full- or half-day tour of the Catalonian capital. With an expert guide, visit some of the city’s most iconic sights and enjoy skip-the-line access to Gaudi’s modernist masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Ascend to Montjuïc Hill to enjoy sweeping vistas of Barcelona’s metropolitan sprawl and stroll the streets of the Gothic Quarter on a guided tour. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 6 hours
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Tapas and Wine Experience Small-Group Walking TourWine Tastings

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Tapas and Wine Experience Small-Group Walking Tour

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Tuck into tasty tapas and traditional wines on this gastronomic tour of Barcelona. Get the inside scoop on Barcelona’s renowned foodie scene from a local guide and stop along the way to dine at the city’s best tapas bars. At each restaurant, sample an array of delicious Catalan cuisine, taste local specialties like Iberian ham, ‘’ or ‘pan con tomate’ (spicy potatoes, bread, and tomato), and choose from a selection of fine regional wines. You can choose between an afternoon or evening tour and upgrade to include a flamenco show.
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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in BarcelonaCooking Classes

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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

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Learn to make Spanish tapas, traditional paella, and sangria with a Barcelona chef, then share a hearty dinner of classic local cuisine that you've made yourself. All great Spanish food starts with super fresh ingredients, and you begin this cooking class with a guided trip through La Boqueria market before heading to a professional teaching kitchen. This hands-on Spanish cooking class includes snacks, drinks, and dinner, and you finish the night with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.
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Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking TourCultural Tours

Barcelona Old Town and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

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Explore several thousand years of Barcelona history in a single day during this guided Gothic Quarter walking tour. Travel back in time to the Roman and medieval eras as you discover this atmospheric neighborhood’s winding streets and many layers of history. Walk alongside one of the world’s best-preserved Roman walls and enjoy stops at the medieval Plaça del Reial, Barcelona Cathedral, La Boquería Market, and Las Ramblas.
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Barcelona Evening Tapas TourHalf-day Tours

Barcelona Evening Tapas Tour

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Experience Barcelona at night during this guided evening tour of the city’s tapas bars. Sip and sample cocktails, dig in to traditional tapas and unwind like a local relaxing and celebrating at the end of the day. Learn about the culture and history of tapas served in the El Born and Barceloneta districts and share small plates while drinking Spanish wines.
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Barcelona Half-Day Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour

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Experience the architectural and artistic majesty of Barcelona on a half-day bike tour of the city. Energize and enjoy yourself on this exciting excursion with a knowledgeable and experienced guide; see all of the city’s significant sights such as the La Catedral and Placa del Rei as you gently cycle between magnificent monuments. Capture fabulous photographs at each stop and gain insight into the city’s fascinating history with informative commentary. A moderate level of fitness is not required on this tour due to the gentle nature of the route.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
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A Culinary Audio Tour of El Born by VoiceMapPrivate and Luxury

A Culinary Audio Tour of El Born by VoiceMap

El Born is one of the most charming districts of Barcelona and one filled with delicious things to eat! This tour takes you through the picturesque often medieval streets stopping you at some of the best food shops, bars, and restaurants and sharing the stories behind local ingredients and dishes. When it is relevant, I share a bit of history with you to contextualize the food and drink. By the end, you will feel a little more like a local and have a good range of gourmet addresses and tidbits up your sleeve. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine TastingWine Tastings

Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine Tasting

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Experience the culture and cuisine of Barcelona on this electric bike, tapas, and wine tour. Follow your knowledgeable guide through the atmospheric streets of the Catalonia's capital in search of landmarks such as the El Born Cultural Centre and Frank Gehry’s Golden Fish sculpture. Absorb the botanical beauty of Parc de la Ciutadella, and admire the picturesque charm of La Barceloneta port. Appease an appetite for authenticity by visiting a local bar to feast on up to four tapas dishes and three drinks in a convivial atmosphere.
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Barcelona Segway TourHistorical Tours

Barcelona Segway Tour

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Discover the Gothic grandeur and maritime charm of Barcelona on a smooth, self-balancing Segway. Follow a knowledgeable guide on an exciting route through the city’s winding streets and hear tales of Barcelona’s fascinating history. Travel from the Arc de Triomf and the Parc de la Ciutadella, and then continue around the old harbor at Port Vell in La Barceloneta. See the city’s stylish side when you visit the modern monuments in Olympic Port and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to six people.
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Gourmet Tapas Small Group Walking Tour and Flamenco ShowTheaters

Gourmet Tapas Small Group Walking Tour and Flamenco Show

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Take a bite out of Barcelona’s legendary nightlife during this 3-hour combined tapas crawl and flamenco show with a small group. Eat like a local as you walk to local tapas bars to sample tasty snacks like ‘pa amb tomàquet,’ Manchego cheese and cured 'serrano' ham. Then continue your stroll through the city’s atmospheric Gothic Quarter, passing the Barcelona Cathedral en route, to arrive at a happening flamenco bar in the Plaça Reial. Quaff some sangria and enjoy some more tapas as you savor a 45-minute flamenco show featuring some of the genre’s hottest young performers set to fiery flamenco music. This small-group trip, limited to just 20 guests, also includes a guide, tapas, drinks and show admission.
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Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada FamiliaDay Trips

Skip the Line: Best of Barcelona Private Tour including Sagrada Familia

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Discover some of the best-kept secrets of Barcelona during this half-day or full-day private tour of the city’s top sights. Get personalized attention from your guide as you skip the lines at the iconic La Sagrada Familia cathedral. Then stroll the atmospheric streets of the city’s Gothic Quarter on a walking tour, stopping to admire a 2,000-year-old Roman temple. You’ll also get to sip cava, Catalonia’s signature sparkling wine, at a local food market, check out modernist architecture in the city’s Eixample district and take in gorgeous views from the hilltop Montjuïc area, among other stops. This private tour also includes round-trip transport from your hotel and optional upgrade to a full-day tour featuring afternoon visits to architect Antoni Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Park Güell.
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Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group TourMountain Bike Tours

Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

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Glide around Barcelona’s most alluring attractions on an electric bike tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the ease of riding a smooth and speedy electric bike as your guide takes you to legendary landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia. Select from two different itineraries according to your interests, and gain fascinating insights into the culture of Catalonia’s vibrant capital. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention on this small-group tour, where the number of participants is limited.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada FamiliaMountain Bike Tours

Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia

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Explore the beautiful city of Barcelona on an easy-to-ride electric bike during this sightseeing tour. Accompanied by a local guide, see all of the Catalonian capital’s spectacular sight while exerting minimum energy. Sail past landmarks like El Born Centre Cultural while your guide offers insight into the history and culture of the city. Absorb the architectural eccentricity of Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia during relaxed free time there, and sail past long lines at the entrance hall with a priority access pass. 
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Gourmet Tapas & Wine Tasting TourWine Tastings

Gourmet Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour

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Explore Barcelona’s historic Born neighborhood during an evening of Spanish tapas and wine, visiting a series of local wine bars and bodegas with an expert. Taste your way through eight wines from around the country paired with food tastings. Enjoy a hearty dinner of classic tapas and modern specialties while chatting about Spanish wine, culture, and cuisine. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people for an informative, personal experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Barcelona's Old Town: Food & Wine Private Tour with a SommelierDining Experiences

Barcelona's Old Town: Food & Wine Private Tour with a Sommelier

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Perfect for the discerning palates of food lovers, this Barcelona tapas tour combines Catalan culture with Spanish gastronomy. Alongside your guide, you’ll explore two Barcelona neighborhoods and tick off top attractions such as the Gothic Quarter and Born districts. Feast on authentic tapas at five different local places and learn about the diverse Spanish cuisine throughout its food, wines, and unique places.
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Savor Spain - A small group food, wine, history & culture tour in old BarcelonaWine Tastings

Savor Spain - A small group food, wine, history & culture tour in old Barcelona

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Eat your way through Barcelona on this guided tour. Stroll through the neighborhoods of Raval, Gotico, and El Born and stop at least six different local spots. Sample 15 regional dishes and eight drinks, including wine, beer, and vermouth. As you taste each sample, your guide will tell you about the history and culture of the city.
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Early Picasso Museum & Gothic Quarter TourCultural Tours

Early Picasso Museum & Gothic Quarter Tour

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Enjoy an action-packed walking tour of Barcelona, where you’ll learn about the history of the city and visit multiple attractions in one tour. You’ll tour the city with a guide, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Highlights include Cathedral of Barcelona, King’s Square, and the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. You’ll also visit the Picasso museum with a guide, and enjoy breakfast at Palau de la Musica Catalana.
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Tapas and Wine Walking Tour with Flamenco ExperienceCulinary & Gourmet Tour

Tapas and Wine Walking Tour with Flamenco Experience

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Enjoy an evening of classic Spanish cuisine and culture on a tour that combines the best of Barcelona's tapas and wine with the traditional art of flamenco. Visit several of the city’s best tapas bars in the historic Born and Gothic neighborhoods to sample authentic Catalan dishes like Iberian ham, aged cheeses and padron peppers accompanied by excellent Spanish wine. After getting your fill, head to a typical flamenco venue for a live show featuring the passionate dance and music of this beloved art form.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Picasso's Barcelona on Electric Bike Small Group TourMountain Bike Tours

Picasso's Barcelona on Electric Bike Small Group Tour

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Discover Picasso’s Barcelona on this electric bike tour. Cruise through the city, admiring the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, the trendy shops and restaurants of El Born, the Gaudí fountain in Parc de la Ciutadella, and the seaside charms of Barceloneta. Travel back in time to experience the Barcelona that Picasso knew and loved.
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Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria MarketWine Tastings

Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market

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Dip into Barcelona’s culinary repertoire on a half-day small-group walking tour around its foodie hotspots. With an expert guide, learn about Barcelona’s history and cuisine as you stroll the lanes, squares, and backstreets of the Gothic and El Born quarters. Call at stands at La Boqueria food market to taste local hams and cheeses, and make several food stops to sample olive oil, wine, tapas, Catalan Champagne, and more. Your tour includes lunch.
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Barcelona in a Day: Sagrada Família, Casa Milà & Cathedral RooftopDay Trips

Barcelona in a Day: Sagrada Família, Casa Milà & Cathedral Rooftop

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Experience the best of Barcelona in a single day. Tour Gaudí’s fantastical cathedral, La Sagrada Família; admire art nouveau architecture on the Passeig de Gracia; and skip the line with access to Casa Milá and take in stunning rooftop views. Explore Barrio Gotíc, La Rambla, the old Jewish Quarter, and more. End your tour with a 1-hour coastal cruise and a welcome drink on board the sailboat. 
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  • 7 hours
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Picasso in Barcelona Private TourHalf-day Tours

Picasso in Barcelona Private Tour

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Take a private tour around Barcelona and follow in the footsteps of the famous artist Pablo Picasso. Learn about the artist in great detail from your guide and discover some of his influences as you walk around the Gothic Quarter. Take a guided tour of the Picasso Museum and see some of the artist’s favorite places to eat, drink, and relax in Barcelona.
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