The new space will open its doors on the 11th of September
The Born Centre Cultural is now a reality. In an event presided over by mayor Xavier Trias, the outline was presented for a project which will open its doors to the public on the 11th of September, coinciding with the commencement of the acts of commemoration of the tercentenary of 1714.
The event also saw the participation of the Deputy Mayor for Culture, Knowledge, Creativity and Innovation of the Barcelona City Council, Jaume Ciurana, who presented the recently restored flag of Santa Eulalia, an antique from the 16th century of great symbolic value.
The premises, located on the site of the old Mercat de Born, is, first of all, a site that is best explained by a visit to the permanent exhibition titled Barcelona 1700. De les pedres a les persones (From bricks to people). The exhibition contains thousands of remnants found on the site and, with the aid of models and video, recreates a city that was physically and culturally decimated by Philip V. Throughout the tercentenary celebrations there will be an exhibition dedicated specifically to the events of 1714, with the aim of highlighting the human element of a popular struggle for freedom.
With the complementary addition of a library and a restaurant area, the Born Cultural Centre signifies the creation of a historical space which will give visitors the opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future of Barcelona and Catalonia.
Apart from the building itself, there will also be a constant programme of cultural events and educational services. The centre will open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 8pm.
Publication date: Thursday, 25 July 2013
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