Welcome to the first day of the
rest of your life.
Visit Barcelona's Trendy Born Neighborhood
The ‘Born’, or ‘Ribera’,
is a perfect example of how new and old elements in this city collide.
Over 1000 years old, the Born is Barcelona’s second-most historic
district, and now, a “hot spot” for anyone in search of designer
clothing, shoes, food or drink. Nestled into medieval building facades,
avant-garde shop and restaurant interiors draw you in as you stroll by.
Glamour and Couture strut along the “Passeig del Born” promenade,
once a knights’ jousting pitch! The faithful Old becomes impregnated
by the daring New, and a harmony is born.
If you choose this experience, be prepared to traipse over age-old cobblestones
and through charming parks and ‘plazas’, all the while discovering
magical nooks and imposing monuments, perhaps even finding a minute or
two for some designer shopping, or a chance to meet Barcelona’s
own benevolent fortune-telling witch! Even if you’re not Born Again,
and no matter how many European churches you’ve been dragged through,
we think the Ribera’s immense yet elegant 700-year-old ‘Santa
Maria del Mar’ – about which epic novels have been written
– might provide that little push you need to convert ;)
And, since no newborn is complete without the proper nourishment, we’ll
often stop during or after this tour to sample the fine selection of ‘tapas’
and wines for which the Born is known.
Getting around: On
We highly recommend
you read our General
before booking. We want you know exactly
what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on
any existing route or guideline!