Barcelona’s El Born Centre de Cultura I Memória

A space of significant local history and current events

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Barcelona’s El Born Centre de Cultura I Memória building which you see now was once a market square dating from the 17th-century. In 1876 a metal building replaced it and stalls installed to house the fruit and vegetable market.

New Location

By 1971 the market moved to a new location. This created considerable debate over what to do with the building and space. From 1971 to 2001 the Authorities used the building  for several political rallies, fairs, concerts, exhibits, performing arts, and festivals.

The old Born Neighbourhood

During a renovation and excavation project, archaeological remains of the Born Neighbourhood from the 17th and 18th – centuries came to light.  The fossilized neighborhood and archaeological site are known as the Ciutat del Born and accessible (free of charge). Furthermore you have the option of a paid walking tour through the area.

At A Glance

Plaça Comercial, 12
Barcelona 08003
932 56 68 51
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