FREE TOUR BORN

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What does the Free Tour Born consist of?

Possibly your best option to get to know Born in a fun and authentic way.

Free Tours in Born

A moment of culture and fun for everyone.

Enjoy your free tour in Born as a couple, with friends or in a group!

Born’s Free tours are the perfect excuse to take some time to get to know Spain’s cultural heritage better.

Born free tours are free tours organized by guides who show the most emblematic tourist sites of a town or city. These tours are usually done on foot.

While there are several options and types of free tours in Spain, most are usually tours that include approximately 10 to 12 people. and last between 1 and 3 hours depending on the planned itinerary.

In any case, always check the detailed information we provide to know all the details of your free tour: schedules, cancellation policy, meeting point and all the information you need to make the most of your experience without having to worry about anything.

What to see and do in Born?

El Born, Catalonia is a historic and cultural district of Barcelona that has become one of the most popular places to visit. The name comes from the old market that used to be located in the area. Currently, the Mercat del Born is a cultural center where you can find exhibitions and cultural events throughout the year.

Palau de la Música Catalana
The Palau de la Música Catalana, located in the Born district of Barcelona, is one of the most emblematic and representative buildings of Catalan modernist architecture. Designed by architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner in 1905, this venue was created to promote and disseminate Catalan music. The Palau is characterized by its modernist facade with colorful stained glass windows that create a magical and illuminated atmosphere inside the theater.

Convent of Sant Agustí Vell
The Convent of Sant Agustí Vell was built during the 13th century by the Augustinian Order. This historic building has witnessed important events over the years, including the Spanish Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. It is currently undergoing a restoration process to become a cultural and social center dedicated to promoting Catalan culture.

Center of Culture and Memory
The Center of Culture and Memory is a historical space located in the heart of Barcelona. This place was built during the 19th century as a public market, but has now been transformed into a cultural center that houses temporary and permanent exhibitions on the history of the El Born neighborhood and its role in the War of the Spanish Succession.

 

Itinerary

At the appointed time we will meet next to the Barcelona’s Arc de Triomphe. There we will start this free tour of El Born, one of the most
trendiest neighborhoods of the city.

In front of this imposing arch we will tell you about its importance and the reason for its construction. Did you know that it was the gateway to the Universal Exposition of Barcelona in 1888? Before continuing to the next stop, we will make an introduction of the route we will take through El Born.

We will cross the Sant Pere de les Puelles square and then head towards the Palau de la Música Catalana designed by the Barcelona architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the most important representatives of Catalan modernism. You will be dazzled by its exterior!

We will advance towards the convent of Sant Agustí Vell and we will learn about its relationship with the War of Spanish Succession of the 18th century. We will go into the narrow streets of the neighborhood and learn about the history of the famous Carassas, the iconography of the time that was used to identify the brothels.

We could not end the guided tour without passing by one of its most popular places, the former El Born Market, now the Center of Culture and Memory. Did you know that it was also the first great building of iron architecture in Barcelona?

After a two-hour tour, we will end the tour in front of the market. See you next time!

 

Meeting Point and Duration

The meeting point of the Free Tour Born is at the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. It lasts approximately two hours.

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