When I was asked to take pictures of the Passeig Del Born, I was really thrilled as this part of the city is my favourite! You can find many different types of restaurant from Mexican to Organic or Italian in little plazas. There is also a variety of little stores with clothes from designers like Isabel Marant or Paul Smith. You can also find the Aro Store on Carrer del Rec.
Before it became one of the most popular areas of Barcelona with restaurants and cocktail bars, El Born was once home to jousts and celebrations during medieval times. Now it is known for the Palau de la Musica Catalana, the Picasso Museum and the Pre-columbian art Museum.
But there are lots of other things that you have to see and try in the small streets of El Born. So, as I said previously in my first Barcelona photoblog about Barceloneta, you just have to walk around this city with your camera. Don’t hesitate to go into the smallest streets that you can find!
The Palau de la Musica Catalana is one of the museums that you can’t miss here, in Barcelona. In 1997 it was classified by UNESCO as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Why not wander through the small streets where you can discover some really interesting bars, shops, and some hidden gems.
One of the most typical old Spanish bars.
If you want to have a drink with friends or eat quickly, the Passeig del Born is the place to go. Here you can have the cheapest and best pizza in Barcelona. A slice of pizza for 1.50€ !
For me Pim Pam Plats have one of the best burgers in Barcelona. For 3,90€ you can have a pretty amazing Pim Pam Burger.
In El Born you will also find Little Paco, the only TOMS Shoes retailer in Barcelona.
On Carrer del Rec, fashionistas and fashionistos will find happiness in one of the little trendy stores.
This convenience store is so atypical.
Chess players in front of the Arc of Triumf.
Castell Dels Tres Dragons in the Cuitadella Park is where you can find the Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona.
Go walk around the Passeig Del Born, you will find some funny and unusual things! Don’t forget to take your camera!
– by Kok Natha HEN (pictures included).