El Born is one of the neighborhoods that form, along with the Gothic, Raval and Barceloneta, the historic center (Ciudad Vella) of Barcelona. It consists of two distinct areas, Ribera and El Born, but the latter has taken on such importance in recent years that its name is often used as a synonym for the entire neighborhood. The word Born means enclosure and indicates the place where the tournaments between knights took place.
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Barcelona Zoo opened its doors in 1892 inside the perimeter of the Ciutadella Park, during the Universal Exhibition organized at that time in Barcelona. You will find a very wide variety of animals, such as amphibians (frogs), birds (penguins, flamingos, vultures, ostriches), mammals (dolphins, elephants, gazelles, bears …) and reptiles (crocodiles, iguanas, pythons are found, turtles).
Barcelona is known as the world capital of sktaboarding, due to its high number of skate spots. It’s sunny weather, big wide sidewalks (Diagonal Avenue, Passeig de Gracia, beach promenade…) and km of bike lane make Barcelona one of the most skateable cities in the world. If you bring your board to Barcelona, you cannot miss these 5 top skate spots in the city:
On the majestic Passeig de Gracia (must-see avenue during your stay in Barcelona) opened its doors in 2014 a space dedicated to restoration, seducing both food gourmets and lovers of interior design and architecture.
Sónar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 by journalist Ricard Robles and musicians Enric Palau, and Sergi Caballero. This first event was attended by nearly 6,000 people, but this numbered tripled in only two years, reaching 18.000 in 1996. Sonar assistants number has allways kept growing until the early 2010’s, when Sónar size stabilized at around 80.000 visitors / year. Continue reading
You’ll always find something to do in Barcelona, even in mid November, but during summer the possibilities are absolutely countless. Open-air cinema, breathtaking viewpoints, gorgeous parks and so on. A long list of free or very cheap activities for you to enjoy your holiday in Barcelona. To help you choose between them, we hereby recommend you our Staff Pick of the top 10 activities to experience 100% the city of Barcelona in summer!
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La Barceloneta is one of the neighborhoods that form, together with Gothic, Born and Raval, the historical center (Ciutat Vella) of Barcelona. It has a triangular shape and an area of 71 hectares, going from the hotel W beach to the Olympic Port, and up to the Ciutadella Parc.