Though similar to Barri Gòtic in its medieval appearance, La Ribera distinguishes itself through its bohemian flavor, largely created by the artsy, intellectual residents and visitors that frequent it.
Diverse and full of options for both day and night, the Ribera area hosts hip cafés and classy bars, independent art galleries and fashion boutiques, and top cultural attractions like the Picasso Museum and Parc de la Ciutadella.
Although La Ribera offers little in the way of post-3am nightspots, the neighborhood’s laid-back and authentic vibe – not to mention its always-busy central hub, the eatery- and bar-lined Passeig del Born – makes it an attractive place to start any evening.
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