To celebrate there will be a number of special activities in September, including guided tours to the archaeological excavations of the market.
One of Barcelona's greatest treasures lies beneath the Born Market. When work began on the market's refurbishing project something wonderful appeared: the remains of the ancient city that lies underneath the contemporary metropolis. Underneath us is the Barcelona of the 18th century, the medieval city and the Roman Barcino. The Born centre preserves traces of all of these, especially what's left of the 18th century neighbourhood that was demolished to provide stone for the construction of the Ciutadella military fortress. You can now visit the site for free thanks to the fourth anniversary of the Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria.
The archaeological site can generally be visited paying a fee, but on certain days in September, there will be free guided tours. These will be express tours lasting 30 minutes in small groups. You're recommended to wear adequate footwear. The site can be visited only on Saturdays and Sundays in September, as well as on Monday 25, following the Mercè Festival. The tours will depart every half hour from 11.30am to 7pm. Groups will be formed on a first-come-first-served basis.
So if you're interested in exploring the ancient city, check out all of the information on the Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria website.
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