The Cultural and Memorial Centre
El Born Cultural and Memorial Centre is a centre dependent on the Barcelona Culture Institute, assigned to the Memory, History and Heritage Directorate of the Barcelona City Council.
El Born CCM is a polyvalent space of conservation and valuation of heritage and a space of transmission of knowledge regarding memorial expressions. Here we promote exhibitions and cultural and educational activities related to heritage and memory, and we welcome artistic manifestations whose conceptual axis is reflection on memory and the effects of forgetting. We foster knowledge on plurality of memory and its representations.
The building of El Born CCM conserves the structure of the old El Born market building, designed by Josep Fontserè in 1876. It was one of the first iron-and-glass architectural creations and became a symbol of the neighbours’ movement during the 1970s.
The archaeological complex of El Born enables us to draw a faithful impression of the everyday life of the Barcelona of the early 18th century, walking along the streets of the city that in 1713 and 1714 withstood the siege of the Spanish troops of Felipe V until the final assault and the capitulation of 11 September.
El Born Cultural and Memorial Centre is a public space that has 2 exhibition halls, 3 multipurpose rooms and a space for small-format exhibitions.