GRATIS IN BARCELONA!!!… El Mercat del Born

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El Born Centre Cultural is a unique and exceptional place that brings together three centuries of our 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 as a people.

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 tricentennial of those events; the program 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.

From residents of the neighborhood of La Ribera, who can walk through the complex as part of their everyday route, to visitors from other parts who are interested in finding out more about this key location and events from the history of Catalonia, and from school children from across the country to people with more years and memories – they will all bear witness to the evolution of this space from a marketplace to a cultural venue. El Born CC is intended as an inter generational, multidisciplinary landmark open to people of all backgrounds and nationalities.

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.

One will never experience two identical visits to El Born CC, a space that faithfully records past events and helps to give global recognition to the history of the Catalan nation.

El Born Centre Cultural es un espacio singular y excepcional que reúne tres siglos de nuestra historia. Bajo la estructura de un mercado emblemático de la arquitectura del hierro del siglo xix, encontramos la Barcelona de 1700, la ciudad próspera que sufrió el sitio de 1714, de épica y heroica resistencia, antes de derivar en la pérdida de las libertades nacionales de Cataluña, aún sin restituir tres siglos después.El eje del tiempo que de forma natural se produce en este espacio memorable nos ofrece una mirada hacia el pasado, el presente y el futuro de nuestro país, una reflexión conveniente y necesaria en este momento trascendente de la historia de Cataluña. Desde la consciencia de dónde venimos y qué somos, sabremos más y mejor hacia donde tenemos que avanzar como pueblo.

El yacimiento arqueológico de la Ciutat del Born; la exposición permanente de la Barcelona de 1700; la exposición dedicada al sitio de 1714, que permanecerá en el centro durante la conmemoración del tricentenario de los hechos; el programa de actividades regulares que el centro ofrece a partir de varias disciplinas culturales y artísticas (lengua, literatura, música, cine, marionetas, danza, etc.); los ciclos de conferencias, de entrevistas y de charlas, y otros actos más puntuales que el equipamiento albergará, confluyen en la voluntad común de rememorar nuestra historia de una forma amena, heterogénea y abierta a todo el mundo.

Desde los vecinos del barrio de la Ribera, que podrán incorporar el paso por el interior del recinto a sus itinerarios cotidianos, hasta los visitantes foráneos interesados en conocer unos hechos y un escenario capitales de la historia de Cataluña, y desde los niños y niñas de todas las escuelas del país, hasta las personas de más edad y memoria que, paseando por el centro, serán testigos de su evolución de mercado a equipamiento cultural, todo el mundo podrá disfrutar del Born CC, un espacio destinado a ser una referencia intergeneracional, multidisciplinar y abierta a todos los orígenes y procedencias.

Épico, emocionante, reflexivo, memorable, singular, abierto, inclusivo, dinámico, integrado, popular o creativo son solo algunos de los adjetivos que definen la experiencia de adentrarse en el Born Centre Cultural, ya sea de paso o para quedarse un buen rato visitándolo; ya sea para participar en una actividad regular o puntual, o para adentrarse en la profundidad de la historia nacional que el lugar testimonia.

La misma persona no encontrará igual dos visitas al Born CC, el espacio que, desde la fidelidad a unos hechos y a un pasado documentado con exactitud, contribuye a universalizar la historia de la nación catalana.

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