A Culinary Tour of El Born

    El born culinary tour
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    09 May 2019
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    El Born is one of the most charming districts of Barcelona and one filled with delicious things to eat! This tour takes you through the picturesque often medieval streets stopping you at some of the best food shops, bars, and restaurants and sharing the stories behind local ingredients and dishes. When it is relevant, I share a bit of history with you the better to contextualize the food and drink. By the end, you will feel like a little more like a local and have a good range of gourmet addresses and tidbits up your sleeve.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Born CCM, Basílica de Santa María del Mar, Passeig del Born, Basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just I Pastor, Born Cultural Centre

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    We will start the tour at Casa Perris. It is in the far corner of the large pedestrian square Plaça Comercial across from the large former market which is now the Born Cultural Centre. The closest underground stop is Estació Franća.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Have a peek inside the Born Cultural Center (it's free) where you can see the remains of the city when it was called Barcino. If there is no mass going on, visit the inside of the Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar.

    Best time to walk:

    It's best to start this tour after 10 am when most shops open. Smaller shops like La Seu will close for lunch similarly some will be closed Sunday.

    Precautions:

    Beware of pickpockets, they are stealthy but not dangerous.

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