El Born is located in the Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and la Ribera neighborhood and extends around the Paseo del Born, the Born Market and the church of Santa María del Mar. It is delimited by the Paseo de Picasso, Calle Princesa, the Paseo del Born, Santa María del Mar, Pla de Palau and the Avenida del Marqués de l'Argentera.
El Born is an area loved by the people of Barcelona throughout its history, it was the nerve center of the city and a commercial center thanks to the Born market. Its streets are all life, with peculiar shops only understandable in a neighborhood like this, its many and varied restaurants and nightlife bars make this a neighborhood full of life. The mix between history and modernity, between art and gastronomy make El Born an essential neighborhood to understand a Cosmopolitan city like Barcelona.
Its name "Born" means "delimited venue where the tournaments between knights in the Middle Ages took place", and that is that in the Paseo del Born it was what was practiced centuries ago and hence its name.
Some places of interest in El Born are:
-Picasso Museum and the Sala Montcada.
-Santa María del Mar.
-The Plaza de las Ollas.
-The Passeig del Born.
-The Born Market converted into the Born Cultural Center.
-The Fossar de les Moreres.
And just crossing the street we find:
-The Parc de la Ciutadella, the widest green area in the city center that houses the Barcelona Zoo and the Parlament de Catalunya.
-The Port of Barcelona
-The Gothic neighborhood
-Passeig Lluis Companys and the Arc de Triomf