El Born sports an artistic edge with ties to a noble past. Once a seaside property for medieval aristocracy, this neighborhood now hosts a thriving creative community. Dozens of small museums and galleries complement revered attractions like El Born's Museu Picasso. The area's artsiness comes with its fair share of innocuous antagonism for "the establishment," so be prepared for the unabashedly unpredictable when in the neighborhood.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Unapologetically Hip In El Born
On your doorstep you will find the Picasso museum, independent boutiques, art galleries, artists workshops...the Born area is known for plenty of trendy bars and restaurants."
Easy-Going In the Midst of Its Crowds
There's no shortage of access or adventure when staying in el Born!"
Contemporary Entertainment Among Medieval Monuments
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Susana Lopez is a freelance photographer currently based in Barcelona. She travels wherever an interesting project takes her. Design and music are two of the corner stones of her life and she admits to feeling slightly frustrated that she didn’t become a rockstar. Photographing Barcelona for Neighborhoods made her fall in love with this amazing city all over again.
Lindsay Murphy is a freelance photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. Her work mainly focuses on architecture, children, weddings, food and wine. As a new Barcelona resident, photographing Barcelona for Airbnb was the perfect way for her to quickly establish an intimate relationship with the city. She is currently photographing her way around Spain.
Filippo Poli specializes in architecture and landscape photography. He collaborates with architecture offices in Spain and Italy, and is regularly published in the leading international architecture magazines. Shooting for Airbnb was a good excuse for him to take a critical tour of Barcelona's cityscape and its most representative neighborhoods. He hopes the photos will help travelers to begin their journey.