Passeig del Born

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Passeig del Born Calmer and more sophisticated than the likes of Plaça Reial or Port Olimpic, Passeig del Born is the central square of the Born district and yet another hub of Barcelona nightlife – but this one boasts the highest concentration... Barcelona Spain 41.3847078 2.182861
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Party Earth Review Calmer and more sophisticated than the likes of Plaça Reial or Port Olimpic, Passeig del Born is the central square of the Born district and yet another hub of Barcelona nightlife – but this one boasts the highest concentration... ... read full review

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Party Earth Passeig del Born Review

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Calmer and more sophisticated than the likes of Plaça Reial or Port Olimpic, Passeig del Born is the central square of the Born district and yet another hub of Barcelona nightlife – but this one boasts the highest concentration...

Calmer and more sophisticated than the likes of Plaça Reial or Port Olimpic, Passeig del Born is the central square of the Born district and yet another hub of Barcelona nightlife – but this one boasts the highest concentration of bars in the city.

Once the site of medieval jousting tournaments, the rectangular area is now home to dozens of bars and cafés that include the legendary Miramelindo with its notorious homemade cocktails, as well as local favorite Pitin Bar and ultra hip Nose (Passeig Del Born, 21).

Latin American themed bars are particularly popular in these parts and are perennially packed with upbeat locals.

While the bars tend to overflow on the weekends with well-dressed sophisticates in high-end fashion and chic vintage finds, an equally large number of more casual party-minded people gather in the public space with an affordable Estrella beer purchased from one of the ubiquitous street vendors.

Passeig del Born is also well worth a visit during the day, thanks to the Santa Maria del Mar church, a glorious Gothic masterpiece that commands one side of the Passeig. Two lines of lush plane trees offer shade to admiring visitors who rest on the stone benches to gaze at the architecture and watch the world go by.

Several of the cafés and bars are open for lunch and have outdoor seating, providing an excellent perch from which to observe the comings and goings of one of Barcelona’s most impressive squares.

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Tip from Jonah:

Here’s a little-known Barcelona secret: look carefully at the stained glass windows on the far left of Santa Maria del Mar’s nave. Among the ancient coats of arms is the crest of the FC Barcelona football team – courtesy of the ardent football fan who paid for the restoration!

  • Crowd

    Laid-back, alternative, and trendy locals, as well as expats and travelers, early 20s to mid-30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Music varies by venue, but includes Spanish pop and traditional music, Latin flavors, and electronica.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    A number of places sell salads, sandwiches, and pizzas. The stylish Creps al Born (Passeig del Born, 12) serves chocolate pancakes.

  • Prices

    Prices vary by venue. Snacks €3+. Beer €2+, wine €3+, cocktails €4+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Weekends are busiest, though there’s quite a bustle on Thursdays and Sundays as well.

  • Close By

    Latin beats are provided by Berimbau (Passeig del Born, 17) a small and friendly Brazilian joint, the Cuban-style venue El Copetin Retro (Passeig del Born, 19), and La Botellita (Passeig del Born, 17), which offers DJs and free shots.

Passeig del Born User Reviews

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Like a small town in the big city
Anna F. Nov 8, 2012
If you find yourself in the mood of walking the stretts of a part of the city that feels like small citycenter ifself, then this is the place to be. Passeig del Born is one of those parts of the city that I prefer to be at just after the sun has gone down and it is starting to get dark, it has some sort of glow to it just about this time of the day. All of the small shops and cafés are crawling with people and in the middle of it all you have the majestic Santa Maria del Mar that is famous for its painted glass windows. I really recommend you to go inside and have a look. If you are in the mood for it, there are masses held reguralry . Remember that the cafés just in front of the church is more pricy, it is usually better to keep on walking just around the back of the church where you can find some more cafés and bars. If you are around on a thursday evening, don't miss Little Italy where they have live Jazz every week! It is more of a sofisticated restaurant but with a really nice atmosphere so if you have time, stop by for a drink. They have really nice mojitos in different flavours for about 7 Eur.
Gorgeous!
Mahika G. Aug 22, 2012
Passeig Del Born is perfect for relaxing, eating, and enjoying the local scene. With quirky shops, restaurants, and bars, this street makes it easy to pass a few hours just strolling around and taking in the variety. You could easily start off your day in the Gothic Quarter and El Born by checking out the Picasso Museum (get your tickets online for an early time slot the day before to avoid the HUGE lines!) Then, head down the street to visit Santa Maria del Mar, and continue your afternoon wandering around this streets. Check out Pim Pam for some great burgers on this street
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