The Born’s market is located in the oriental part of the city, which used to be known as La Ribera during the Middle Age.
This area has changed a lot through time: it was the Central Market of Barcelona until 1920, then it became a fruits and vegetables market, an exhibitions center, and it closed due to disagreements about its future.
In February 2002, during public works to install a library, archeological rests of the Medieval period in an excellent state of preservation were discovered. Those rests are the urban evolution of the district La Ribera since the 14th century until the time it was destroyed in 1714, after the Spanish War of Succession.
In 2006, the building was declared Cultural property of national interest by the Catalan Generalitat.
How to get there:
Metro : L4 Jaume I and Barceloneta
L1 Arc de Triomf
Opening hours :
To the center and the exhibithions`s space, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am. to 8 pm.
The entrance to the center is free.
Entrance to the 2 exhibitions rooms : 6 euros.
Free entrance or with discount:
Between 16 and 29 years old, 4,20 euros.
65 years old or older, 4,20 euros.
With the touristic bus ticket : 4.80 euros.
Younger than 16 years old, free.
With the BCN Card, free.