Things to see, eat & shop in El Born

The district of El Born is a staple of bohemian lifestyle, culture and history in Barcelona. And we are here to try its bars and restaurants, to visit its art galleries and local crafts and create a lifestyle route.

Meet the Artisans

El Born has a six-centuries-long-established tradition of craftsmanship and its spirit is kept alive by so many artists and creators that have their studios here, where they design and sell.

Trying Cocina de Mercado at Santa Caterina

Lunch at the market, or at least right next to it, might be one of the best ways to try a particular style of cooking.


Tan-ta-ran-ta-na. Carrer d’en Tarantana. A nice and quiet street, off the tourist mainstream, still very close to many well known attractions.

Mercat de Santa Caterina

It is best known for its multicolored roof with 325,000 ceramic pieces in 60 different shades – representing the colors of the vegetables and fruits inside the market.

Montcada, the Gothic Street

Montcada street is home to notorious Museu Picasso but not only: it is a beautiful collection of Gothic palaces hosting museums and entertainment shows, and sprinkled with some original stops.

Etnia Barcelona

A store that looks like a luxury Modernista space filled with unique vintage items, art books and trendy eyewear? Yes, please.

El Born Center

A former food market. An archaeological site to witness the city’s past. Plus a restaurant to taste Catalan dishes. This is el Born cultural center.


Several streets of El Born form a kind of a designers’ area, where you can find clothing, art and design 100% locally made. Some of the places are small workshops while others are concept stores, like Ozz.

De pintxos

They go for brunch, for a bite in the afternoon, for dinner, for a late night snack and for any other moment in between.

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