The Born anitguamente was called the Ribera del Rec Comtal (La Ribera de la Acequia Barcelona, ​​in reference to the channel, now undetectable) and formerly the Vilanova and Vilanova de Mar . 

It is bounded by the Passeig de Picasso, the Princessa Street to Street Rec, the Passeig del Born, Santa Maria del Mar, the Pla de Palau and the Marques Avenue de l 'Argentera .

As a leading architectural elements of the district can include the following: The auction Gothic, which are preserved and Contracting Exhibition Hall of the consuls under a neoclassical facade eighteenth century .

It is located between the squares of Antonio Lopez and Pla de Palau but in its heyday was situated on the banks of Tues . The basilica Gothic Santa Mar´┐Ża del Mar, built as a sign of economic power of the inhabitants of the new neighborhood.

Culture in el born

With it's historic and cultural traditions going back hundreds of years El Born, the Height of Barcelona, offers many sites of interest to the culture lover.

Of course merely walking the streets rich in history such as the Passeig del Born is itself an amazing cultural experience.  And the nightlife and bar scene is a form of modern culture.  But for the more traditional experience don't miss the many small art galleries in the district.