Last weekend we visited a new space in Barcelona: el Mercat del Born Centre Cultural.
A few years ago the city council decided to reform the modernist iron structure market of El Born neighborhood in order to repurpose it as Barcelona’s Public Library. During the process of its remodelling the most amazing thing happened, they found archeological ruins belonging to the city and aged to be from the 14th to 18th centuries, before that part of the city called La Ribera was bombed. From that moment they declared the place a national historic site and decided to construct a museum inside the market to show the ruins.
In fact the ruins are preserved so well that you are able to walk down the streets, see the houses (just a half of them) and try to imagine the life back at the 18th century. But what I like most about this new space is that although there are concerted paid visits to walk down the street, you can see everything from the upper structure they have built inside the public market.
This time we skipped the museum visits and just enjoyed the sights, took a few pics and ended the morning eating some tapas at El 300 by Moritz bar.
Come inside with us!
Performing our fusion dance in front of el Mercat del Born ;)
Looking at the groups visiting the ruins, and hey! I’m holding tight my new phone sleeve (Christmas’ present!)
The ceiling structure is impressive, isn’t it? love how it let’s the light get in from so many places.
My embroidered sweater is from Nice Things (sale score); I love how soft it is. It is a shame the embroidery detail does not show enough in the picture.
From here you have fantastic views of the ruins, I appreciate that this is open to public without having to pay for the museum.
Ready for some tapas! The restaurant is inside the market (you can tell from what’s in my back) and we got the table nearer to the door (last one), so I had to add my fake fur necktie to be more comfortable :)
Patatas bravas are our absolute obsession when eating tapas, we are always on the hunt of our favorite bravas bar.
Here some eggs with Iberico ham & olives. Classic tapas.
Dani had to repeat my same pose holding the plate but he couldn’t help himself to start eating :)