Located south of Sant Pere and across from de la Princesa, the neighborhood La Ribera’s claim to fame is the Museu Picasso, Barcelona’s biggest tourist attraction. Rivaling the busy streets of the Barri Gòtic, the hippest spot in La Ribera is around the Passeig del Born, an enlongated square that goes from the old Born market to Santa María church. This area is one of Barcelona’s top places to go for the nightlife, and is known as the Born. The history of La Ribera is quite interesting as well, it was one of the most prosperous districts in Barcelona from the 13th-18th centuries, and housed both artisans in the upper section, while merchants lived in lavish residences closer to the sea. La Ribera offers great history, chic bars, shops, and restaurants, as well as incredible sights like the Museu Picasso and Palau de la Música. Don’t forget the nightlife!
Key HighlightsOne of the swankiest districts in Barcelona, La Ribera boasts one of the largest tourist attraction in Barcelona, the Museu Picasso. Of course that isn’t all this neighborhood has to offer, with the Passerig del Born, lots of shops, restaurants, bars, a vibrant nightlife, and interesting history, there’s lots to see and do in La Ribera!