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This market was the central market for Barcelona until the 1973 and its closing marked the beginning of the neighborhood's decline before its current resurgence.
This market was the central market for Barcelona until the 1973 and its closing marked the beginning of the neighborhood's decline before its current resurgence. While undergoing renovations, whole streets and homes that have been demolished by Phillipe V's orders were discovered and archaeologists are now still studying the area.
This avenue goes from the Santa Maria del Mar church to the Born market and is where the legendary jousting matches of the Middle Ages took place, as well as numerous fairs and marches
The Sant Pere de les Puelles is a 10th century Romanesque Benedictine monastery that has been damaged and rebuilt over the years
The Parc de la Ciutadella is Barcelona's central park, with a zoo, lake, fountain, and several museums
Palau Dalmases on the historic Carrer Montcada is named after aristocrat Pau Ignasi de Dalmases, who remodeled the entire house in the 17th century
The Museu Picasso in Barcelona was inaugurated in 1963 as the first museum dedicated to the works of Pablo Picasso, and houses an extensive collection of 4,251 works of art by the artist
The Fossar de les Moreres is the site of the cemetery of the Santa Maria del Mar Church where martyrs of the Siege of Barcelona in 1714 were buried
The Mammoth Museum in the Casa de la Custòdia is a paleontological museum showcasing the remains of mammoths and other Ice Age animals
The Museu de la Xocolata is dedicated to chocolate, taking visitors through the discovery of cocoa bean in the Aztec Empire by New World explorers, its arrival in Europe, processing and commercialization, and its nutritional properties
One of the most representative examples of Catalan Gothic architecture, it features a sombre but beautiful interior