El Born Centre Cultural. Siege of Barcelona in 1714


El Born Centre Cultural
Siege of Barcelona in 1714 


After the Siege of Barcelona in 1714 the city fell following an 14 month siege to end the Spanish War of Succession. Barcelona recently opened a new archaeological site and permanent exhibition about the Barcelona Siege of 1714 in El Born Centre Cultural in the Born area of Barcelona's old medieval city centre.

El Born Centre Cultural is housed in the former Mercat del Born, which is a iron construction from 1876 and was previously Barcelona's wholesale food market.

It has been renovated and transformed into an impressive multipurpose cultural facility which gives Barcelona visitors and locals a glimpse of life in early 18th century Barcelona bringing together three centuries of Barcelona's history.

Below this19th century marketplace you can see ruins of streets and house of early 18th century Barcelona that suffered the siege of 1714 falling to the Spanish after heroic resistance and a lengthy siege. After the siege all of Catalonia's national liberties were lost following the Nueva Planta decree.

Visitors can enjoy the archaeological site known as the Ciutat del Born; a permanent exhibition on the Barcelona of the year 1700; an exhibition on the Siege of 1714, and a programme of arts and cultural events and more.

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Created on Thursday, 19 September 2013 13:40
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015 13:35