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"Born Cultural Centre"

Exhibition space & archaeological ruins. Designed by architect Antoni Rovira i Trias. Former food market for the wholesale of fruit and vegetables.

Address: Plaza Comercial 12, Barcelona. 08003

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Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual Free
Child Free
Group/Family Ticket:
Notes: Historic market and event centre with roman ruins.
Free day:

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About Born Cultural Centre

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The building was designed in 1873 by the municipal architect Antoni Rovira i Trias (who also designed the Mercat de Sant Antoni) and built between 1874 and 1878. This building is a former food market designed for the wholesale of fruit and vegetables. At the time of construction, it was the largest wrought iron framed building in Barcelona. The site of the building sits on land previously occupied by the citadel fortress in what was then referred to as the Ribiera Neighbourhood.

In 1971 the building ceased to be used as a wholesale fruit and vegetable market when Mercabarna opened in Zona Franca. The building fell into a state of disrepair and was restored from 1977 to 1981. In 2002 work was done to transform the market building into a provincial library. However, during excavations, extensive ruins of the medieval city were discovered. It was then decided to preserve the ruins and move the library project to another location.

The market covers these archaeological ruins which were part of the la Ribera district that was demolished in the early eighteenth century. This portion of la Ribera was forcibly demolished to make way for the construction of the Ciutadella military structure.

The plan that finally came to fruition in 2013 was to expose the subterranean ruins for visitors while preserving space around the exterior of them for mixed use, cultural centre, in addition to having a museum about the War of Succession onsite. The official inauguration of the restored market was September 11, 2013.


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Visiting Born Cultural Centre

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Born Cultural Centre opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00h to 19:00h

free to access the main hall with a small fee being charged for guided tours and access to additional exhibitions.


Getting To Born Cultural Centre

Nearest TMB Metro is arc de triumfo on the red (L1) line and on the Renfe RODALIES train network. Also Estacio de Franca on the Renfe RODALIES and REGIONAL is nearby.

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