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Stoke Travel’s Guide To El Born, Barcelona
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El Born hands down wins the prize for the barrio with the most culture and tradition. Starting as a simple settlement built on top of a medieval area of jousts and celebrations, it has grown into one of the most fashionable places in Barcelona. The ex-medieval street of Calle Montcada is a prime example, as it originated as a medieval street and transferred into the home of the Picasso and Textile museums. The stylish restaurants and cafes in El Born provide a wealth of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but you’ll have to fight off a heap of other hangry visitors to get the best pick. Its close proximity to the beach and booming bars and nightclubs are also top reasons to check out this Barrio. This is our Barcelona visitors guide!
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Where to eat in El Born
Where to drink in El Born
Believe the hype – you’ll feel like the coolest kid in Barca hanging out at this unpretentious cult favourite. A tiny champagne bar, they have no shortage of the bubbly, and are said to serve some of the best tapas in the city. Best be there before it opens (12pm for lunch, 7pm for dinner) – people line up to be first through the door. Make sure you try some of their housemade sparkling wine, which is the bar’s namesake.
CREPS AL BORN
PARADISO / PASTRAMI BAR
COLLAGE COCKTAIL BAR
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