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Barcelona's Secret Block

A boutique-lined alley in the Born-Ribera neighborhood

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.1 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  This boutique-lined alley between Carrer de la Princesa and the Passeig del Born may be the best-kept secret in Born-Ribera.

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Points of Interest

This 14th century stone palace houses the minimalist dresses and suits of Barcelona designer Julie Sohn (think Jil Sander with an Asian twist). You'll also find narrowly cut men's wear from Danish haberdasher Sand as well as travel bags from France's sleek Lexon. Don't miss the courtyard café.
Carrer dels Flassaders 21
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Part industrial-looking art gallery, part cooperatively run vegetarian-friendly café (try the homemade spinach ravioli), La Báscula has one of the city's most idyllic, sun-filled dining rooms.
Carrer dels Flassaders 30
Hours: Monday through Friday open for dinner; Saturdays open at 1pm

3. Almacén Marabí

Argentine designer Marabí's tiny atelier is filled with her handmade patchwork animals. The playful dolls, which have been displayed at the Museu d'Art Contemporani, appeal to both toddlers and adults.
Carrer dels Flassaders 30
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12pm – 2:30pm and from 5pm – 8:30pm

4. Estro

This unassuming shop stocks exquisite Italian leather goods: buttery-soft black flats from Pompeii (a steal at $113) and bags from the Sicilian line Bid Hand Made.
Carrer dels Flassaders 33

5. Moska

Owner Maka Abraham travels the world collecting jewelry from near (chunky cuffs and earrings designed by Barcelona silversmiths) and far (antique gold and silver from India and Rajasthan). Abraham's own necklaces and bracelets are cast in pure silver or crafted from glass.
Carrer dels Flassaders 42