To walk through the Born district,  in Barcelona city,  is a good activity for the curious people. Cafes, shops, craft workshops, the terraces of the “Passeig del Born”… Barcelona has in this neighborhood the historical part of the city and the new trends businesses. You'll find a  great variety of products in its shops. Born is in fashion and you can feel it in the atmosphere!
If you want to go there without being surrounded by tourists, you must visit in the morning, a sunny spring day would be perfect! You will find a quiet neighborhood with narrow streets and shops of young artisans converted into trend. In the evening, this labyrinth of streets becomes bohemian and multicultural. Bars and pubs open their doors with music and cocktails that invite you to live the nightlife.
You cannot avoid seeing the square “El Fossar de les Moreres”, which commemorates the memory of Catalan people who died during the siege of Barcelona in 1714, during the War of Spanish Succession, when Catalan laws and freedoms were abolished  under the absolutist Bourbon regime.
And you must also visit Santa Maria del Mar, the Gothic church built between 1329 and 1383. It doesn't matter if you are a believer or not, it's stunning! I get excited every time I go there.

The last weekend, while we were walking through this neighborhood, we stopped in front of a shop that immediately caught my attention. The store in question is called IVO&CO. I found it charming. If you like the vintage stuff you will find a variety of products in this style. Furniture, lamps, dishes, dolls, ornaments ... all vintage with a cheerful air. I fell in love with an industrial style lamp and some precious crystal glasses.

Their website it’s still under construction: http://www.ivoandco.com/
Go there, it's worth!

Rec Street, Low 2A
Phone: 93 268 33 31
Metro L4, Jaume I stop.
Monday to Saturday from 11.00 to 15.00h and 17.00h to 21.00h.

See you soon!


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