Born Centre Cultural – The Barcelona of the XVIIIth century.


The Born Centre Cultural is a unique and exceptional place in Born district of Barcelona, that puts together three centuries of Barcelona history.


El Born VIII  El Born I

In the 19th century, a huge market was built in Born district of Barcelona, made of a cast-iron structure. In year 2000, the city council decided to transform it in a large public library and knowledge centre. What a big surprise when, at the begining of the remodelation, they found the rests of the Barcelona city of 1700, so they decided to keep them and built the Born Centre Cultural.

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The Born Cultural Center

The Born Cultural Center was inaugurated in September 2013 and it is a cultural project with many attractions:

  • The permanent exhibition on the Barcelona of the year 1700
  • The exhibition on the Siege of 1714, which will remain at the centre throughout the tricentenary of those events
  • The programme of regular arts and cultural events held at the centre (language, literature, music, film, puppets, dance, etc.)
  • The series of lectures, interviews and talks, as well as other one – off activities hosted by the venue, all share a common purpose – to preserve the memory of Barcelona history in an entertaining, diverse and accessible way.

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You can visit it FOR FREE until during this month, until the end of September 2013, from 9:00 to 19:00.

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