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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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Withlocals Barcelona Bites & Flavours Covid-19 Regulated PRIVATE Food Tour

Withlocals Barcelona Bites & Flavours Covid-19 Regulated PRIVATE Food Tour

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Meet a local guide for an exclusive private tour and insight into Barcelona’s food scene. Highlights include a visit to the Santa Caterina Market, Spanish beer in the trendy El Born neighborhood, patatas bravas (a local vermouth) in Raval, and chocolate churros at one of the oldest xurrerias (churro shops) in the city.
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  • 2 hours
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Walking tour in Barcelona, with wine and tapas

Walking tour in Barcelona, with wine and tapas

If you wish to know Barcelona with a local, knowing the best place (not tipically touristic) but special and unique, you will love this tour. The guide has perfect knowns about those shops, restaurants and place you should not miss. Also you will love to taste Spanish tapas and beer or wine in the best places in town. Definitely a tour to remember.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Full Day Tour in Barcelona with Transportation

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Private Full Day Tour in Barcelona with Transportation

Enjoy Barcelona in a private car driven by a professional, uniformed and multilingual driver. Elegant and Comfortable Vehicles that have the best features to make your trip a pleasant experience. Pick up at Hotel, Port or Airport of Barcelona included. The Driver will pick you up and tour the city, showing you the most emblematic monuments of the city La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera / Casa Mila and much more !! Our mission is to make your trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
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  • 8 hours
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$681.01
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Gourmet Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour

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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Explore the Gothic District and Sagrada Familia

Explore the Gothic District and Sagrada Familia

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Avoid long lines and pesky admission limits with guaranteed easy access to Sagrada Familia. Explore Gaudí’s masterpiece and learn all about its history and design. After touring the cathedral, head to the Gothic District to admire stunning medieval architecture, hidden alleyways, and more. See a different side of Barcelona in the trendy streets of El Born before your 4-hour tour concludes.  
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  • 4 hours
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Barcelona private tour for foodies

Barcelona private tour for foodies

There are many tapas bars in Barcelona so, for visitors, it can be difficult to discern where to find the best. This private tour takes you to the Gothic District and El Born to visit three tapas bars loved by locals where you will enjoy a variety of tapas and wine.
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  • 3 hours
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Picasso in Barcelona Private Tour

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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  • 4 hours
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Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter small group Tour

Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter small group Tour

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Discover Pablo Picasso’s masterpieces and Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter with this small group tour. The Picasso Museum houses an extensive collection of the artist’s work and is set in converted medieval buildings. Your guide will enrich your visit with information on Picasso’s life and work. Step out to explore the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter, and learn the centuries-old history of this scenic area.
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  • 3 hours
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Barcelona's Old Town: Food & Wine Private Tour with a Sommelier

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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Self-guided Discovery Walk: The Secrets of Barcelona's Old Town

Self-guided Discovery Walk: The Secrets of Barcelona's Old Town

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Combine the thrill of a scavenger hunt with the intrigue of a tour by solving clues on your phone. In your team of two to five people, find the answers to discover secret and lesser known locations in the Gothic Quarter. See the sights a different way using our web application to navigate the short route. Take a break at a café before getting back on the trail.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Old City Tour for Kids and Families with Churros Stop

Barcelona Old City Tour for Kids and Families with Churros Stop

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Discover the Old City of Barcelona on a 3-hour family-friendly tour. Visit key landmarks such as the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, and Barcelona Cathedral. Learn about the history of this rich and vibrant city and stop for a delicious churro at a local shop before continuing with the rest of the tour. Participate in treasure hunts, games, and other activities to get the children involved on this fun tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Barcelona in a Day Custom Private Tour

Barcelona in a Day Custom Private Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of Barcelona according to a personally tailored itinerary on a half-day or full-day walking tour with a private guide. Inform your guide of your interests and create a flexible and customized itinerary depending on your personal preferences. See legendary landmarks like La Sagrada Familia and La Rambla while your guide offers captivating commentary directed by your interests. Discover the secretive side of the city with local insight during this alternative walking sightseeing experience.
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  • 1 to 7 hours
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Picasso's Barcelona on Electric Bike Small Group Tour

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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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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eBike Small Group Tour & Wine Tasting to Alella D.O. winery

eBike Small Group Tour & Wine Tasting to Alella D.O. winery

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On this tour we will ride from the Gothic Quarter, where our office is. We will ride through the old town, making our way towards the sea front. On one side the Mediterranean sea accompanying us in our relaxed ride, on the other some of the most charismatic sea towns in the Catalan coast. Let your imagination fly thinking about being a sailor living between the seas and Mongat. Getting to Alella, we will start to see the majestic houses that belonged to some of those that made a fortune in the old Americas, or by opening some of the most modern factories of their time. Once we are in Alella, we will navigate through the little streets towards Bouquet d'Alella, the smallest D.O. in the country. There, we will have a small wine tasting of some of the best wine of the region whiles enjoying a delightful views over the region. After this well deserved break we will make our way back to Barcelona on our fantastic eBikes.
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  • 6 hours
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VR Virtual Reality Walking Tour

VR Virtual Reality Walking Tour

Travel through time in this guided virtual reality experience that allows you to discover Barcelona’s history over several time periods. The latest technology VR glasses will enable you to see Barcelona as it existed 2,000 years ago during the Roman times, the middle ages, as well as the 18th and 19th century. Your guide will take you on a journey back to Barcino, the Roman city with its impressive temples, aqueducts and large squares that was located in what is now Barcelona’s old town. You will discover the old port, a major commercial hub during the 16th century and enter the Parc de la Ciutadella to contemplate the 18th century citadel, a fortress of which only a few structures still exist today. Finally, you will be able to see and learn about the original monuments built for the 1888 universal exhibition, located near Barcelona’s Triumphal Arch.
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  • 2 hours
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Exclusive: Barcelona Architecture Small-Group Walking Tour

Exclusive: Barcelona Architecture Small-Group Walking Tour

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Discover Barcelona’s rich architectural tableau on a compelling morning, afternoon or full-day walking tour led by an accomplished guide. On this Viator Exclusive tour, follow an architectural specialist around the city and see magnificent structures from a variety of historical periods. According to your interests, choose a morning tour around the medieval myriad of the Old Quarter; satisfy cultural cravings on a 3km afternoon tour of the innovative waterfront buildings; or combine both in an enriching full-day tour. An intimate experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to nine people.
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  • 3 hours
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Picasso's Barcelona Tour

Picasso's Barcelona Tour

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Arts enthusiasts that want a different take on Barcelona can walk in the footsteps of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí on this guided walking tour that's perfect for experiencing Bohemian Barcelona. From the fashionable El Born neighborhood to the verdant oasis of Parc de la Ciutadella, you get to see Barcelona through the eyes of two revered artists, visit places where they spent time, and even see locations that inspired their works.
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Barcelona Gothic to Modernism Bike Tour

Barcelona Gothic to Modernism Bike Tour

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Experience the beauty of Barcelona’s architecture, ancient and modern, with this bike tour. Begin in the historic Gothic Quarter, riding through its labyrinthine streets and learning the secrets behind its charming plazas and cathedrals. Bike on to admire three celebrated works by modernist architect Antoni Gaudí: Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, and Casa Batlló. This bike tour treats you to some of the most beautiful sights in all of Barcelona.
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  • 3 hours
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$34.27
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Tapas bike tour

Tapas bike tour

Born Bike Tours Barcelona would like to offer you a different route, with good flavor and taste. This tour is perfect for history art and gastronomy lovers, who like to taste the local food when they travel. You will discover the historic heart of the city, learn about Barcelona’s origins. You will also explore the Gothic quarter, and all it has to offer; the Cathedral, its squares and little maze-like streets where you will lose yourself in time. Discover how this enchanting and magical part of the city was centuries ago. Then, you will get to experience the famous tapas and there is no doubt that you’ll love it! We will pass through the Barceloneta neighbourhood, the old fishermen district from the 18th century where you will see its coastline,and enjoy the charm of its beaches and surrendings. Born Bike has its own friendly and fun-loving atmosphere, all you need to do is hit the pedals!
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  • 3 hours
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Explore hidden streets of Barcelona with a local

Explore hidden streets of Barcelona with a local

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Experience neighbourhoods off the beaten path. See Barcelona through the eyes of a local. This guided walk in the historic center of Barcelona will let you discover more than the usual: buildings & squares you will not encounter easily. Immerse with us into the captivating history of the city while strolling through the maze of little streets in El Born & Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a drink in a magical square where mostly locals go. Learn about important Catalan legends. What’s the significance of the dragon? Why was a bat decisive in a battle? What’s the legend behind the Catalan flag? During this 3 hours walk we will make the connection from medieval history & legends to what inspired architects and motivates the independence movement. If you love history brought to life by passionate storytellers and want to enjoy the intimacy of a small group then this is your experience. After the walk you will discover details you have not noticed before. See the city with different eyes!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$42.10
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Barcelona Historic Walking Tour & Food Experience

Barcelona Historic Walking Tour & Food Experience

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Discover Spanish food & Barcelona history. As we venture through narrow back alleys & historic squares, we’ll learn about Barcelona from Roman times to the medieval golden era. With 3 stops in distinct restaurants we’ll also show you the broad variety of tapas! After meeting in the Roman heart of the city it is time to build up your appetite! We will start our history walk through the oldest part of Barcelona: the Gothic Quarter. Our first stop is a traditional pinchos bar: snacks connected by cocktail stick to a slice of bread. Afterwards we´ll pass through the medieval center: El Born. Learn about craftsmen & rich merchants of that time who left an impressive legacy with their palaces & the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. Our next tapas bar is known for its regionality - all the food comes from local fields & farms. We will try a variety of elaborated & high quality tapas. After a desert stop you´ll have seen the old town of the city while having tried out a range of local food.
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  • 3 hours
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$92.87
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Private Tour - Gaudí & Barcelona Legends

Private Tour - Gaudí & Barcelona Legends

Immerse with us into captivating legends from the past that can be seen everywhere in the city once you know them. Understand how architects like Gaudí were inspired by them and left a lasting impact on Barcelona. Why is there a dragon on the roof top? Why was a bat decisive in a battle? Where is the House of Bones? What´s the legend behind the Catalan flag? How to put this into the context of the current independence movement? During the two-hours walk we will make the connection from medieval Catalan history and legends to what inspired Gaudí and other architects when designing the residential buildings along the grand boulevard of Passeig de Gracia. From street pavement to lamp posts – all have a story that we want to tell you! If you love history brought to life by passionate storytellers and you want to enjoy the intimacy of a small group then this is your experience. After these two hours you will discover details you have not noticed before. See the city with different eyes!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.81
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Private Tour - Explore hidden streets with a friend

Private Tour - Explore hidden streets with a friend

Experience neighbourhoods off the beaten path. See Barcelona through the eyes of a local. This guided walk in the historic center of Barcelona will let you discover more than the usual: buildings & squares you will not encounter easily. Immerse with us into the captivating history of the city while strolling through the maze of little streets in El Born & Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a drink in a magical square where mostly locals go. Learn about important Catalan legends. What’s the significance of the dragon? Why was a bat decisive in a battle? What’s the legend behind the Catalan flag? During this 2.5 hours walk we will make the connection from medieval history & legends to what inspired architects and motivates the independence movement. If you love history brought to life by passionate storytellers and want to enjoy the intimacy of a small group then this is your experience. After the walk you will discover details you have not noticed before. See the city with different eyes!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.29
Price varies by group size
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$48.29
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour - Historic Walking Tour & Food Experience

Private Tour - Historic Walking Tour & Food Experience

Discover Spanish food & Barcelona history. As we venture through narrow back alleys & historic squares, we’ll learn about Barcelona from Roman times to the medieval golden era. With 3 stops in distinct restaurants we’ll also show you the broad variety of tapas! After meeting in the Roman heart of the city it is time to build up your appetite! We will start our history walk through the oldest part of Barcelona: the Gothic Quarter. Our first stop is a traditional pinchos bar: snacks connected by cocktail stick to a slice of bread. Afterwards we´ll pass through the medieval center: El Born. Learn about craftsmen & rich merchants of that time who left an impressive legacy with their palaces & the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. Our next tapas bar is known for its regionality - all the food comes from local fields & farms. We will try a variety of elaborated & high quality tapas. After a desert stop you´ll have seen the old town of the city while having tried out a range of local food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.25
Price varies by group size
From
$105.25
Price varies by group size