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What to visit in the Born in Barcelona?
You cannot miss ‘el Born’, one of the most characteristic neighbourhoods of Barcelona
Are you planning on visiting Barcelona and haven't added the Born to your trip? Luckily for you, we are here to remind you that you can't miss this popular and fantastic neighbourhood of the Catalan capital, an area that will captivate you with its gastronomy and atmosphere. With our tours to Barcelona, you will have enough time to visit the most interesting spots of the city on your own, so don't miss this opportunity to visit the Born. If you come from abroad to enjoy your holidays on the Catalan coast, remember that we offer comfortable and low-cost transfers from Barcelona Airport and Reus Airport, we will take you to the nearest stop to your hotel on the Costa Dorada.
The Born of Barcelona is located between Ciutadella and Gothic Quarter, attracting tourists and residents of Barcelona, who come to this neighbourhood to visit its shops, history, culture and wonderful restaurants.
One of the most important and emblematic buildings in this neighbourhood and even in the whole city is the Palau de la Música Catalana, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1997 and receives a large number of visitors every day.
Another important building is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, also known as Catedral del Mar (Cathedral of the Sea). It is a religious temple built during the 14th century and although its construction from the outside may seem simple, you can't miss its fantastic interior, being a gothic construction of great importance for the city. Even a famous best seller novel has been written about it called "The Cathedral of the Sea".
Also not to be missed are the archaeological remains and ruins of the 1714 battle during the War of Spanish Succession which can be found in the old Born Market building.
If you have children or a passion for chocolate, you can visit Barcelona's Chocolate Museum, which is located inside the former convent of Sant Agustí and is owned by the Barcelona Confectioners' Guild. Once there, you can learn about the history of chocolate and its properties, as well as admire a variety of very original figures made from chocolate.
There are also plenty of museums, the most outstanding of them is the Picasso Museum, which opened its doors in 1963 and where you can admire more than 4,000 pieces of work by this great artist. You can also visit the European Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of World Cultures, the Barbier-Mueller Museum, among others.
Another characteristic place in the Born is the Santa Caterina Market, a covered market with an exterior aesthetic that pays homage to the work of Antoni Gaudí. In this market you can find a traditional market with food stalls and restaurants with high quality products.
Finally, we recommend a visit to the Estació de França (France Station), one of the most spectacular buildings in the city. This station is, after Sants Station, the second most important station in Barcelona, and its name is due to the large number of trains that went to France leaving from this modernist iron station.
With BusPlana you can get to the Born, in Barcelona, so hop on the bus and travel in an eco-friendly mean of transportation from the Costa Dorada and Costa del Garraf. We also provide transfers from the AVE Camp de Tarragona station. Book your tour to the centre of Barcelona here and enjoy the plans we have for you!