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Stoke Travel’s Guide To El Born, Barcelona
Love getting lost in new cities? So do we, just getting lost in the right directions. To download Stoke Maps view this page on your mobile device.
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!
How the map works: we’ve created a customised Google Map with multiple layers. See the little window with the arrow there? Click on that to see the separate layers for food, drinks, sightseeing and shopping. To save this map to your Google account simply highlight the star next to the map’s name. See bottom of article for detailed instructions on how to access Stoke Maps on your device.
To view the map offline while you’re exploring El Born, scroll down for more info.
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
HOW TO USE STOKE MAPS ON YOUR PHONE
- Have Google Maps downloaded to your device and make sure you’re signed in,
- Highlight the star on the map above, that will automatically save it to your Google Maps,
- Open Google Maps and click on the three horizontal lines to the left of the search bar,
- Click on “Your places”,
- Click on “MAPS”,
- Open “Stoke Travel’s Guide To El Born”,
TO ACCESS THE MAPS WITHOUT DATA ON YOUR PHONE
- Download the Maps.ME app for iPhone/iPad or Android.
- Open this post on your phone (if you’re not reading this from your phone)
- Open this file with the new Maps.ME app you’ve just downloaded
Click on “Open with Maps.ME
If it suggests another app first, click more and select Maps.ME
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