The old Born market has reopened as a cultural center. Inside the iron and glass structure built by Josep Fontserè in 1876 – it was the first market in town constructed in the fashion of the architecture of Paris – are preserved archaeological remains from 1700 of the district of Vilanova de Mar. You can walk around this area and visit the 'De les pedres a les persones' ('From Stones to People') exhibition and archaeological sites (by reservation only). These are the main attractions of this centre that aims to show how life in the city was before and after the siege of 1713-1714 and also offers activities associated with the celebration of the tricentennial.
|Venue name:||El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria|
Pl Comercial, 12
Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera
|Opening hours:||Mar-Oct: Mon closed; Tue-Sun & holidays 10am-8pm. Nov-Feb: Mar-Oct: Mon closed; Tue-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun & holidays 10am-8pm. Closed 25 Dec, 1 Jan, 1 May and 24 Jun. Access to the centre is free during these opening hours when the doors on Plaça Comercial and C/Comercial are open. Tickets for sale to exhibitions and archaeological site.|
|Transport:||Barceloneta, Jaume I (M: L4)|
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This has only been open for about 3 months and therefore did not feature in our guide book even though that had been bought a couple of days earlier. We literally stumbled across this wonderful excavation. The presentation has been well thought through, the elevated viewing gallery and descriptive panels informative. Top marks to all concerned.