Apart from its architecture, this district is renowned for its great many cafés and other establishments with delightful terraces, which fill its streets with life. El Born offers nightlife in modern and picturesque premises where one can have a drink and listen to music in a different ambience.
One of its most characteristic features is the culture imbued in its streets; in times gone by this was where Barcelona's textile guilds where located and today it is home to the famous Picasso Museum and the Textile Museum. Also not to be missed is the spectacular cathedral located in this quarter.
Another of its features is the amount of exclusive and modern commercial establishments to be found here where one can shop for unique articles or simply enjoy a pleasant walk through the streets.
El Born is well communicated with different transport services available to move around the city, whilst the beach is just a 10 minutes' walk away.