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.
Born Cultural Centre, Basílica de Santa María del Mar, Passeig del Born, Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor
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.
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 of day:
It's best to start this tour after 10 am when most shops open. Smaller shops like La Seu will close for lunch.
Please see opening and closing times for all the spots below:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-2pm, 3:30-8pm
Friday, Saturday: 9am-2pm, 3:30-8:30pm
Cafés El Magnifico Roasters
La Botifarreria de Santa Maria
Tuesday-Friday: 1-3:45pm, 7:30-11:30pm
Saturday: 1:15pm-3:45pm, 7:30-11:30pm
Monday-Saturday: 10am-3:15pm, 6:15pm-11pm
Swiit Ice Cream
Formatgeria La Seu
Monday, Sunday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-2pm, 5-8pm
Beware of pickpockets, they are stealthy but not dangerous.
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