El Born has beenÂ transformed in these latest years to becomeÂ one of theÂ trendiest neighbourhoodsÂ ofÂ Barcelona, full of designer shops and artist galleries living together with ancient oldstyle shops.Â Located eastÂ from theÂ Ramblas, el Born is fullÂ of tapas barsÂ and cocktailÂ modern,Â candlelit restaurants to enjoy, always surrounded by fashion boutiques. One of the areas not to be missed, el Born was originally createdin the XIII century as the active area in the city, and nowadays ours’ is still one of the most full of live neighbourhoods.
We, in bcnKITCHEN, are lucky to beÂ located inÂ one of the streetsÂ surroundingÂ the oldÂ Mercado delÂ Born, nowadays a museum around barcelona history.Â The centerpiece of the area is theÂ impressive SantaÂ MaríaÂ del MarÂ church, in front of a lovely squareÂ inÂ which good tapasÂ and wineÂ bars are found.Â Behind the church, and heading to Mercado del Born, lies theÂ area’s main street, PaseoÂ del Born,Â which is lined withÂ cozy barsÂ and restaurants offeringÂ a rich and wide varietyÂ of international cuisines and local tapas and platillos.
The areaÂ borders (Gothic QuarterÂ and the port) areÂ within 15Â minutes walk fromÂ the cathedralÂ and Las Ramblas, and these 15 minutes will be enough to get just in the middle of the ancient town, one of the most important neighbourhoods of the city from the XIII century to the XVIII, walking by it you can feel the history, get to know one of the most beautiful and interesting churchs, buy in some of the nicest shops in town and just go for a walk around…maybe you can even come and visit us!!;)