El Born is an eclectic, artistic neighbourhood in the Ciutat Vella (Old Town) of Barcelona. In medieval times it was home to the aristocracy and due to its proximity to the sea, a centre for trade. Santa Maria del Mar is a 14th Century Gothic style church well worth a visit.
One of the former noble residences in Carrer Montcada now houses the Picasso Museum. There are several other museums on the same narrow street, close by there are traditional shops and a bustling food market. El Born is less than a 5-minute walk from the hotel,