Heading to Barcelona and not too sure which neighbourhood to base yourself in your stay? Two words: El Born.
Very centrally located between the Gothic quarter and Parc Ciutadela, El Born is, without a doubt, Barcelona’s most picturesque and interesting neighbourhood. Gorgeous little restaurants and tapas bars line the tiny laneways that snake around this beautiful district, as do art galleries and hip boutiques. El Born’s medieval history is easily conjured here on a slow morning stroll through the cool, winding alleys lined with weathered stone. Hanging washing and lush greenery fill the balconies of the tiny apartments here and this splash of colour against the brown stonework makes it more than a little tricky to keep your eyes on the ground.
What neighbourhood did you stay in Barcelona and what did you think?