Traders were Born Square, in the sixteenth century, the envy of Spain. It took place renowned activities at European level, such as Carnival or fairs glass and silverware. The streets were taken over by the most cosmopolitan shops Peninsula. Sweet shops, drug stores, jewelers ..., proximity to the sea made were the first to receive the most coveted and goods from around the world.
At that time, the Born was already a different neighborhood, dynamic, modern and multicultural neighborhood. Today, after a small period of decline, it claimed more than ever as the nerve and commercial hub of the city, heir to its modern but always true to its artisan tradition trend.
Located between Via Laietana, Arc de Triomphe and Barceloneta, the Born has in the St. Mary's Basilica from sea its epicenter. This church, built in the late fourteenth century, is a real example of Catalan Gothic. Around it many terraces, bars and restaurants that make the temple a must in all Barcelona meeting spread.
This place is ideal to start any walking route around the neighborhood. Its streets, regardless of the time of year, always brimming with atmosphere. Fashion boutiques, vintage items, art galleries, traditional or exotic restaurants, taverns original, exclusive pubs or quiet cafes. Born in supply it is inexhaustible and so we want to show young entrepreneurs who increasingly are favoring this area to develop their business.
The Montcada It is undoubtedly one of the unmissable sites on any visit to Barcelona. In his day was chosen by the nobles and Catalan bourgeois to build their homes and today it is the street with more palaces per square meter. Aguilar Palacio, Cervello, of Dalmases, the Mecca or the Baró de Castellet stand out within this tour of the Catalan Middle Ages.
In the last of these palaces is the Picasso museumWhich attracts every day hundreds of tourists. This gallery, opened in 1963, boasts more than 4,000 works of the step of forming the Malaga-born artist and his relationship with Barcelona.
In addition to this museum, the Born welcomes other art centers such as the European Museum of Modern Art, or Montcada Maeght Gallery, the Barbier-Mueller or the Design Hub Barcelona.
Following the cultural, the Palau de la Música is a real gem of Catalan modernist architecture. It was built in the early twentieth century by the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner host the Orfeo Catala.
This building highlights both its facade, with incredible mosaics, as its interior, with huge and impressive main room decorated with floral motifs, busts of musicians, sculptures of muses and presided over by the central skylight. Attending a concert here is a privilege.
However, not everything is art in Born. In fact, it is a major focus of leisure Barcelona for its many bars, cafes, restaurants or pubs. He Born Market, Also houses the archaeological treasure of the War of Succession (1714), it has a good variety of restaurants, as the brewery 300 Born, perfect for taking a good vermouth. Now if he wants to try the cava, we recommend that you return to the street and go to Xampanyet Montcada, one of the most popular and authentic Born bars.
Las tiendas de moda son el tercer gran pilar de este barrio, junto con el arte y la restauración. En esta zona tan fácil es comprar en las grandes y más exclusivas marcas como en las pequeñas tiendas de diseñadores locales o extranjeros. Estos últimos conservan el espíritu artesano original del Born, en búsqueda continua de lo vanguardista.
Además de establecimientos textiles, se esconden en esta zona comercios de antigüedades, peluquerías de lo más modernas, heladerías artesanales, creperías, joyerías o teatros. Que lo nuevo se mezcle con lo viejo no es un tópico si hablamos del Born. Aquí las últimas tendencias salen a flote sin olvidar en ningún momento el modo de hacer de toda la vida. El resultado: el barrio más de moda de Barcelona