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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, Catalonia 08003, Spain
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Barcelona Instagram Tour around the Old City

Barcelona Instagram Tour around the Old City

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Walk Barcelona's oldest streets with your local experts, learn about its past and present and get those perfect shots along the way! We'll meet in Barcelona's oldest neighborhood to learn a little about each other and introduce everyone to the experience. After that, our discovery of the city begins! We'll start at Plaza Real, then we'll make our way through the highlights and the more hidden spots of the Gothic Quarter. After this we'll walk over to El Born, where we'll see some of our favorite little streets and Santa Maria del Mar. Next, we'll move on to Ciutadella Park and we'll end the walk at Arc de Triomf. For each spot we visit, we'll be providing you with our tips on how to take the best pictures for Instagram and your social media. We 'll also give you our tips and tricks to make your photos stand out!
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Highlights of Barcelona: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

Highlights of Barcelona: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

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From modernist masterpieces to authentic Catalonian cuisine, experience the best of Barcelona on this private, full-day sightseeing tour. Make the most of your time as a private guide leads you to the city’s must-see attractions, including the Gothic Quarter, Plaça d’Espanya, and the Gaudí-designed Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Recharge midday with an included lunch at a renowned local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
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Mediterranean Cuisine Experience in Barcelona

Mediterranean Cuisine Experience in Barcelona

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Experience Barcelona’s El Born neighborhood on a 4-hour food tour. Begin with a trip through Santa Caterina Market, picking out fresh ingredients such as jamón ibérico, Manchego cheese, and olive oil. Then head to your cooking class in the heart of the city and learn the secrets behind these local ingredients as you prepare a meal with a chef. Taste as you go and enjoy servings of cava and wine with lunch.
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  • 5 hours
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Child friendly Barcelona tour and photo session

Child friendly Barcelona tour and photo session

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You will walk around Barcelona’s most beautiful spots with a local professional photographer to capture the lively moments of your family on vacation. I will compile your family holiday photo album and show you around. We will do a photo walk through hidden spots of Barcelona’s old town, enjoy the architecture, pop some soap bubbles in the park, snack on fresh fruit from the local farmers market, dip our toes in the Mediterranean sea, count the mandarines on a mandarin tree. Together we will learn interesting things about Barcelona’s history and culture, and see and do many more things for both little travellers and parents to enjoy. And I will take lively pictures of you while we explore Barcelona together. This is a way to have a fun child friendly experience with a local and receive a professional holiday photo album to remember your Barcelona adventure. Within 3 days you receive a gallery of 70 (minimum) pictures, all retouched and in high resolution.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market

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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  • 3 hours
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Tapas and Wine Walking Tour with Flamenco Experience

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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Introduction to Spanish wine with the Sommelier

Introduction to Spanish wine with the Sommelier

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Enter a gourmet wine shop in the heart of fascinating Born district and be accompanied by your sommelier through an amazing tasting experience. You will discover the finest Spanish food and wines. Discover the world of Spanish wines in this great experience in Barcelona. Enter a gourmet wine shop in the heart of this fascinating city and learn about local wines. Be accompanied by your sommelier through an amazing tasting experience. You will discover the finest Catalan food and wines while learning curiosities. Taste 5 local fine wines paired with local delicacies.
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  • 2 hours
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Guided Bike Tour with Tapas in Barcelona

Guided Bike Tour with Tapas in Barcelona

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View Barcelona’s star attractions with ease and taste typical Catalan tapas on this bike tour. Coast around the Gothic Quarter and admire Gaudi’s architectural highlights including La Sagrada Familia without extended walking or transport hassles. See places that interest you, and learn history and anecdotes from your guide that you’d probably miss otherwise. Finish at a tapas bar for four tapas of your choice, plus a drink and sorbet.
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Rickshaw tours Barcelona

Rickshaw tours Barcelona

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A ride through Barcelona aboard a La Indy rickshaw is a unique experience that combines fun, sightseeing, history and laughs. We are the first rickshaws cooperative in Barcelona. Founded in February 2016, our members are from different parts of the world and are passionate to show you the secrets of the city. Barcelona has a lot to see and a lot to do, it has something for everyone, lets find out what it has for you!
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  • 2 hours
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Professional Photography Walking Tour in Barcelona

Professional Photography Walking Tour in Barcelona

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Barcelona's unparalleled beauty is perfectly captured by a professional photographer. On this Barcelona photo shoot, travel with a photographer guide to parts of the city that are super photogenic—and only known by locals, so you won't have to jockey against crowds for the perfect shot. As you go, your guide shares stories and insight into the sights that you pass.
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  • 2 hours
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Picasso Tour in English or Spanish

Picasso Tour in English or Spanish

This is a tour with an Expert that Will allow you to discover one of the most important paintors from the XX Century.
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  • 3 hours
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Welcome Tour to Barcelona

Welcome Tour to Barcelona

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The Welcome Tour to Barcelona, allows to know in approximately 3 hours, the greatest historical and cultural icons of the Cosmopolitan City of Barcelona. Ready to know all the secrets of this mysterious city?
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Modernist route through Barcelona

Modernist route through Barcelona

Are you a lover of architecture? Well, on this tour of the most popular architecture in Barcelona, we are going to discover the most famous facades, we are going to stroll through the historic neighborhoods of the capital. Do you want to immerse yourself in the origins of Barcelona city?
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Barcelona Old City Walking Tour and Churros Stop with a Local Guide

Barcelona Old City Walking Tour and Churros Stop with a Local Guide

Explore the Old City of Barcelona on this 3 hour tour. You’ll see iconic landmarks such as the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, and Barcelona Cathedral. Discover more about the rich history of this vibrant city and treat yourself to a mouth-watering churro at a local shop before continuing with the rest of the tour. r.
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  • 3 hours
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Get To Know Barcelona, puzzle hunt

Get To Know Barcelona, puzzle hunt

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During this tour, we are wandering through El Born. A little less well know, but very nice and interesting barrio. Also, this tour does not entail walking behind a guide. No, you'll learn all about Catalan culture and Barcelona history while solving puzzles and answering interesting questions. Interesting for all ages. Interactive, fun and challenging. Who will earn the most points and win a nice prize? Minimum 2 contestants.
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  • 2 hours
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Private bike tour-Highlights of the city

Private bike tour-Highlights of the city

We are a team of locals and expats who have a passion for cycling and love for Barcelona. Our team of guides knows the city and knows where to ride a bike where better not . Our wooden bicycles are fully handmade and unique and aim to present the cycling in the future.
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  • 3 hours
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Gothic Quarter and Sagrada Familia Private Tour

Gothic Quarter and Sagrada Familia Private Tour

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Discover the many faces of Barcelona on a private tour with an expert guide who takes you through the Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter and the trendy district of El Born. Your 4-hour tour starts with skip-the-line access to the famous Sagrada Familia, a Gaudi masterpiece of Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture. Next, learn about the Medieval period as you tour the maze-like alleyways of the Gothic Quarter, then step into the fashionable present-day in El Born where your guide explains Barcelona’s culinary heritage.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Guided Tour: Picasso in Barcelona

Private Guided Tour: Picasso in Barcelona

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See a different picture of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso during this private tour of his life and works in Barcelona. Stroll the galleries of the famous Picasso Museum as you explore this famous artist’s creative process and groundbreaking works. Continue by discovering the most important Picasso sights in the Catalan capital, including the café ‘Els Quatre Gats,’ Salá Pares (site of his first exhibition), Passeig El Born and more. A private guide and entrance at the Picasso Museum are both included.
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  • 4 hours
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Early Picasso Museum & Gothic Quarter Tour

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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  • 2 hours
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Barcelona : Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Exclusive Tour

Barcelona : Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Exclusive Tour

Wanna learn how to cook a traditional Spanish seafood paella? Then take a walk through the old town, and also visit La Boqueria with the chef to buy ingredients. Sample some tasty tapas, make sangria, and follow the chef as he prepares a paella de marisco for you to enjoy. Once the paella de marisco is finally ready to be enjoyed, you’ll head back to the tables, sit down, and enjoy the feast along with your own freshly mixed sangria. ✔ Walk with a trained chef on an introductory tour of the world-famous Mercat de la Boqueria. ✔ Savor some of the most traditional Spanish and Catalan hot and cold Tapas. ✔ Learn how to build traditional Basque Pintxos or Montaditos – the “tapas with toothpicks”. ✔ Get all the original recipes. ✔ Discover how to create an enormous Seafood Paella through an interactive cooking workshop with the group. ✔ Learn all about mixing and drinking your very own Sangría. ✔Learn how to make own pan con tomate ✔Hot and cold Spanish and Catalan tapas
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  • 3 hours
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Visit Barcelona Kickstart Tour (Tips & Tricks included)

Visit Barcelona Kickstart Tour (Tips & Tricks included)

Barcelona kickstart tour with the locals is an amazing tour to know about the hidden things of Barcelona. You can avoid the tourist crowds and discover the architecture and take a cool city vibe like the locals. Many attractions are there in this amazing city like the Moll d'Espanya the heart of the harbor of the city. Then comes the El Born district you can walk through the hip neighborhood and can visit the must-see cultural center and many more to see. The main highlights of the city are- ✔Amazed by the city with your favorite local ✔It is a personalized tour with you and your guide only. ✔Learn the history and get all your answers from the locals ✔Discover the real Barcelona in a nutshell ✔Discover the beautiful Gothic church the Santa Maria del Mar ✔Wander across this lively square the Placa Reial and discover one of Gaudi's first artworks ✔Roam around the bustling markets and city landmarks Our guide will describe each detail of the city. This tour will flourish your memory.
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Barcelona Authentic Shopping Tour

Barcelona Authentic Shopping Tour

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This is an original shopping experience, if you're not a fan of luxury designers, or high street brands, than this is your tour. Through the beautiful and hidden gems Barcelona has to offer, i have prepared a curated selection of independent boutiques, local designers & unique accessories.Once booking is made, i will get in touch with you to arrange your free consultation, we will discuss your needs and requirements and prepare your pre-shopping and itinerary. On our shopping day I will advise you on the best styles, shapes and colors to suit you and reflect your personality while allowing you to feel comfortable and confident. This service includes: -A complimentary consultation with color & Body analysis. -Pre shopping, research and preparation prior to your shopping day. -Help you make the tax free claim (in case you are not from an EU country) What to bring: Be sure to bring comfortable shoes. Car service and out of hours shopping breaks, upon request
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  • 4 hours
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Private Barcelona's Favourite Markets Tour: 10 Tastings

Private Barcelona's Favourite Markets Tour: 10 Tastings

Gastronomy is one of the most important ingredients of Barcelona's cultural heritage. Join your favourite local on this journey to explore the 3 best markets in Barcelona: Sant Antoni market, Boqueria market and Santa Caterina market. Wander one of the world’s best fresh market, Sant Antoni, for a rich variety of local products. And the cherry on top, enjoy the mouth-watering ham, cheese, sausages and olives served with a glass of wine. You will also enjoy the most commonly eaten dish in Spain, Tortilla de Patatas. You will move on to La Boqueria, one of the largest markets in Spain. Try the always classic Paella with cava, move on to a street food classic, the croquettes, and eat the freshly made selection of seafood dishes. And that’s just the beginning; there’s more food to come! Quench your thirst with an exotic local juice, and cheer with a drink together with your local host before saying goodbye at Santa Caterina market.
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  • 3 hours
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Barcelona Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour with a Local Expert

Barcelona Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour with a Local Expert

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If you want to see Barcelona’s most impressive landmarks, but also discover some of the city’s less-visited sights, this is the tour for you. Enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide, as you stroll down Las Ramblas, explore the medieval quarter of El Born, and visit the seafront neighborhood of Barceloneta. Along the way, admire landmarks like Santa Maria del Mar and Palau de Musica, see early Gaudi works such as Palau Güell and the lamp posts of Placa Reia; and sample traditional churros.
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  • 3 hours
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$52.00
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