The Born is the tourist-oriented and most symbolic quarter of Barcelona, located right at the heart of the city. You are definitely not allowed to miss it!
You’ll be absolutely delighted with its narrow streets, its shops and stores of design clothing, children and furniture, its numerous restaurants and tapas bars, its church and its cute little squares. All in all, a beautiful quarter, full of color and charm.
The Born district is located between the Ribera and the Barceloneta. It’s a quarter that has to be discovered without a map. The best option is to just wander around it and let your instinct be your guide. At the very best, you’ll get right to the beach or land in the Ciutadella Park!
The Born is also a quarter to enjoy the good life, partially due to the fact that it’s located near the biggest park of Barcelona. The only downside is that it’s impossible to find a supermarket to make last minute grocery shopping, you’ll only find small markets thrice as expensive when compared to other stores. Nevertheless, there’s a square market you sure don’t want to miss!
At the Born, we’d like to take you on a tapas sampling ride to the Golfo de Bizkaia. This restaurant offers a selection of cold bites on top of the counter, as well as varying hot bites which will be offered to you by a waiter! You’ll have the chance to taste tapas and other small typically Spanish bites.
If you want to eat on the go, don’t hesitate to taste some pizza at La pizza del Born. This small
restaurant offers pizza slices and other small savory bites like pies and pasties, which you may enjoy inside the restaurant or sitting on a bench just next to it. The food is great, quite inexpensive, and you’ll enjoy its location at a beautiful square inside the Born.
For desserts, there’s no better place around than the confectionery shop Bubó.
Are you French, and a little home-sick? Then hesitate no more, you must bring yourself to Creps. Their crêpes and pancakes are simply to die for, and you’ll be able to enjoy at the same time a refreshing glass of cider!
Don’t miss it!
Flassaders street, extending perpendicularly from the square. This is a quaint little street, typical from Barcelona, full of cute shops and delightful restaurants. The magnificent Church of Santa Maria del Mar, built between 1329 and 1383 by the architect Berenguer de Montagut. The façade is completely spectacular. If you wish to visit the inside of the church, you’ll find it open for visits from Monday to Sunday, 09:00 to 13:30h and 16:30 to 20:00h.