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El Born Centre de Cultura i Memoria

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The archaeological site known as the Ciutat del Born; 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...more
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Plaza Comercial 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
+34 932 56 68 51
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stop in with no expectations. The information desk alerted us to the fact that a guided tour is available @4:30pm everyday for 6 euros so we decided to browse and wait for the tour to begin. It was one of the best...More

Thank jp_xyx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were exploring the area around El Born when we chanced upon El Born Centre De Cultura I Memoria . This is an old market hall that houses some medieval ruins ,I never ventured into the hall as to be honest we were pub and...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The market hall is very impressiv. It one of the first in steel construction. The accidentally discovered excavations are very interesting and you can see them for free. They are from the 16th century.

Thank AlexFromGalax
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Perfect place to connect past times with your present moment for catalans. Perfect place to approach to the Cathedral of the People-Sta.Maria del Mar.

Thank Escape36968180338
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This historical place has been developed with a concept of history and entertainment. The site has a ramp where one can stand and look over the ruins of history. On the other hand party can be organised on the ramp which adds to the fun.

Thank caprahladka
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Excellent snap shot into the 17th century. The exhibition is very detailed with some excellent exhibits and interesting videos. The audio guide does a great job of bring it all to life.

Thank DougieQT
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This is a nice archaeological site, housed within a 19th former market building. We enjoyed a slow-paced stroll through the archeological excavation site. It gives a very good impression of a part of the history of the city. Definitely worthwhile visiting if you're in the...More

Thank Superhappymarc
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

What a find!!! Stumbled across this place while lost in the alleyways of the area. Came back the following day and booked the guided tour of the 18th century remains of the area. The guide was well worth the money and brought the area to...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

A great way to learn about the history of Barcelona and life in the 1700’s in Barcelona. This archaeological site is well worth a visit. An unexpected gem in a beautiful area.

Thank KirstenBoys
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful and elaborate market building built in 1876. When preparing to convert it to a new use a few decades ago they discovered archeological remains of 1700’s-era Barcelona, from around the time of the siege of 1714. There are clear walls and...More

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent
the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But
this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually
enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few
places that live and breathe such exciting energy
regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood
seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the
city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants
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