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Vivacious, ambitious, industrious: Barcelona is second to none

This cool, cosmopolitan metropolis is the bastion of Catalan nationalism and one of the greatest port cities on the Mediterranean. Barcelona’s distinct culture finds exuberant expression in its architecture – in the sinuous swirls of its Modernista buildings, in the other-worldly weirdness of Park Güell and in the soaring spires of the Sagrada Família. A stroll along the Rambla, Barcelona’s famed promenade, reveals a city of irrepressible energy and a proud and unique identity.

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El Born

El Born

Famous Fashionable village of craftsmen and crowds

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Fashionable village of craftsmen and crowds Editors' Note

A small village in the city of Barcelona, El Born is quaint and offers a lively and energetic experience. Once the hill for jousting, the area now hosts the shops of violin and glass-makers and shop for authentic souvenirs. Watch the pensioners play cards and carry on a friendly chat at the fountain.

Full of history, take an afternoon to explore El Born. Brimming with old-world flavor, be sure to explore the back streets in this Barcelona neighborhood. Stop at any café, which is likely crowded and fluttering with activity. When night comes, bar hop down the streets of El Born and get some local mojito flavor.

El Born
El Born, Barcelona
El Born, Barceloneta, Eixample