El Born • time to momo

El Born

" Barcelona's Soho: hip and trendy, with a ton of great places to eat, drink, and shop.  "

Annebeth Vis, our local from time to momo Barcelona

El Born is a neighborhood that dates back to the 14th century, and today this is a trendy area, known for its laid-back vibe. Located between El Gòtic and Parc de la Ciutadella, not far from the beach, you will find many hip restaurants, small designer boutiques, and trendy patios here. Discover Museu Picasso and the beautiful Santa María del Mar church in the maze of medieval streets. The old market hall reopened in 2013 under the name El Born Centre Cultural. It offers a fine display of Catalan nationalism. Today the locals buy their fresh produce under the undulating mosaic roof of the renewed Santa Caterina market.


Museu Picasso  
Parc de la Ciutadella
El Born Centre Cultural
Santa María del Mar
Palau de la Música

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Routes going through El Born

El Born & La Barceloneta

  • A good choice for holidays and weekends
  • Most of the walk can be done on bike
  • A combination of shops, beach, and culture
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Our favourite hotels in El Born

These are the best hotels, specially selected for you by Annebeth Vis, time to momo Barcelona local.
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Grand Hotel Central

  • Hotel
Classy design hotel in El Born with a lovely restaurant. There’s an infinity pool on the roof with a fantastic view of the city.
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Cel Barcelona

  • Guest accommodation
This hotel is located in a 16th century building in the heart of El Born. The modern rooms are just a short walk away from all the tourist attractions in the...
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Best House Best Place

  • Apartment
Want your own apartment in El Born? These wonderfully decorated spaces will make you feel like you’re really living in Barcelona.
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Catalonia Born

  • Hotel
This hotel can be found in a historic building, with the nicest bars and boutique shops of El Born just around the corner. The hotel also has a rooftop pool.
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From 63

Exe Laietana Palace

  • Hotel
Neoclassical hotel with comfortable rooms. Located on the busy Via Laietana, next to the old Roman wall in the El Born neighborhood.
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From 77

Park Hotel

  • Hotel
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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From 39

Chic & Basic Zoo

  • Hotel
Industrial-style hotel in El Born, situated in a pretty historical building. Close to Parc de la Ciutadella and the Barcelona Zoo.
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Hotel Banys Orientals

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You can find this boutique hotel on a lively street in El Born, close to the Santa María del Mar church. Some of the hotel’s suites have access to a balcony.
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