El Born

Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Museums + Boutiques

While much of Barcelona shuts down on Sunday, bohemian El Born stays very much alive. The neighborhood is home to independently owned boutiques, the Picasso Museum, the Chocolate Museum(Carrer del Comerç, 36; 34-9/3268-7878; museuxocolata.cat), and the El Born Cultural Center, located in the city’s first cast-iron market Mercat del Borne. During a renovation project to turn the market into a library, ruins from the 1700s were uncovered. The city decided to turn it into a museum where visitors can see the archeological site and learn more about what life was like in 18th-century Barcelona.

El Born
Plaça Comercial, 12Barcelona, Spain
34-9/3256-6851

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National Museum of Catalan Art

This museum represents over one thousand years of art in the region.
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Picasso Museum

Barcelona’s Picasso Museum houses one of the most extensive collections of the Spanish artist’s work.
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MACBA

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The Barcelona Pavilion

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Joan Miró Foundation

This foundation and modern art museum created by Miró was made to encourage young artists to get involved in contemporary art.
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La Pedrera After Hours

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Concerts + Performances

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FC Barcelona Game

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