With its captivating mix of history, art, and bohemian charm, El Born is a district in Barcelona that promises to charm every traveler. Offering a rich tapestry of experiences right from your hotel doorstep, staying in El Born immerses you in a unique blend of the old and new Barcelona.
Why choose a hotel in El Born?
El Born is a vibrant district, full of life and steeped in history. Its narrow, medieval streets are packed with unique boutiques, trendy bars, and artistic expressions. This neighborhood is a creative hub where traditional artisans operate alongside avant-garde artists.
Some of the city’s top attractions can be found here, including the Gothic-style Santa Maria del Mar Church, the Picasso Museum, and the cultural center El Born CC, where you can explore the preserved medieval city beneath your feet. The district is also renowned for its fantastic food scene, offering everything from local Catalan cuisine to innovative fusion dishes.
Getting around Barcelona and to the Airport from El Born
El Born enjoys a central location, making it convenient to explore Barcelona on foot or by public transportation. The district is well connected by metro (Barceloneta and Jaume I stations) and bus routes. The nearby Estació de França railway station offers regional train services.
Reaching Barcelona’s El Prat Airport from El Born is straightforward. You can take a taxi, which typically takes around 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the R2 Nord train from Estació de França to the airport.
If you come by car, there are several car parks nearby. Look in advance for a car park that suits the height of your car and reserve your parking space in advance. The Parkimeter website gives you a good overview of available parking spaces and makes it easy to reserve your parking space.
Top 10 hotels in El Born
El Born offers a range of boutique hotels, each offering a unique experience. Here are our top 10 picks:
|Hotel Name||Unique Element||Price Category|
|Grand Hotel Central||Skybar & Infinity Pool||Premium|
|K+K Hotel Picasso El Born||Rooftop Pool Overlooking Park||Average|
|Park Hotel Barcelona||Art-Nouveau Building||Average|
|Hotel Rec Barcelona – Adults Only||Exclusive Adult Only & Rooftop Pool||Average|
|Hotel Ciutadella Barcelona||Close Proximity to Park||Budget|
|Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa||Spa & Wellness Center||Premium|
|Exe Laietana Palace||Neoclassical Building||Average|
|Ciutat de Barcelona||Rooftop Pool||Average|
|Hotel Oasis||Rooftop Terrace & Pool||Budget|
|Chic & Basic Born Boutique Hotel||Vintage Decor & Lounge Area||Budget|
These hotels provide a range of experiences from rooftop pools to in-house spas, catering to a wide range of tastes and budgets.
Discover hotels in El Born with our interactive map
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