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October 7, 2013

bornccEl Born Centre Cultural is a unique and exceptional place that brings together three centuries of Catalan history. Below the cast-iron structure of the iconic 19th century marketplace lies the Barcelona of 1700, the prosperous city that suffered the siege of 1714 and that put up an epic and heroic resistance before Catalonia’s national liberties were eventually lost, yet to be restored three centuries later.
The timeline that naturally emerges in this memorable space invites us to look into the past, the present and the future of our country; an entirely appropriate and necessary thought process at this crucial point in Catalan history. By knowing where we come from and who we are, we will have a much better awareness of where the road ahead should be taking us.
The archaeological site known as the Ciutat del Born; the permanent exhibition of Barcelona in 1700; the exhibition on the Siege of 1714, which will remain at the centre throughout the third centenary 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 our history in an entertaining, diverse and accessible way.
Epic, exciting, thought-provoking, memorable, unique, open, inclusive, dynamic, integrated, popular and creative – these are just some of the adjectives that define the experience of entering El Born Centre Cultural, whether it be simply passing through on your way somewhere else or staying for a longer visit, attending a regular or a one-off event or really exploring this country’s history in depth.

Place: Pl. Comercial, 12, Barcelona
Timetable: From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00
Tickets: regular 6€, children under 16: free, reduced: 4.20€

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