El Born ~ Barcelona Districts
The Born district is very modern and stylish with trendy upmarket shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. This is a very popular area to stay for a city break or romantic getaway.
- At the forefront of fashion and design Barcelona is one of Spain’s most inovative cities.
- Many of the designers and artists who create the new styles for tomorrow are located in El Born.
Palau de la Musica & Museu Picasso
Via Laietana is a very long avenue running from Plaça Urquinaona in the Eixample district to Plaça d’Antonio López by the sea.
The Museu Picasso is housed in five palaces on Carrer de Montcada and often hosts special exhibitions presenting artworks by Picasso and other artists. Two of the five palaces are used for these exhibitions.
The former beautiful old iron and glass covered Mercat del Born (once the most famous food market in Barcelona), has been empty for over thirty years.
In 2002 it was to be converted into a library but worked stopped when an underground old city was discovered beneath the market foundation.
In the past the tree-lined Passeig del Born was the main square of Barcelona and today it’s one of the trendiest areas in the city.
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
The nearby Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar is a beautiful example of Catalan Gothic architecture and still used as a place of worship and for weddings.
Plaça Santa Maria is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and bask in the atmosphere of this lovely area of Barcelona.
There are many lovely shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
In Barcelona things don’t really get started until well after 9.00pm. So this area is great to enjoy during the day and at night when the area comes alive.
Metro: Jaume I
Estacio Franca (Av. del Marques d’Argentera s/n Barceloneta) is just a few minutes walk from the beach and Born).
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