In 1971 the Mercat del Born closed its doors as the city’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market, Mercabarna taking on the role. From that moment on, local residents and various professional associations called for the market to be put to public use for the city. At the same time the building turned a hundred.
From 1971 to 2001 the building was used as a venue for theatre productions, concerts, exhibitions, fairs, fashion parades, popular celebrations and even political meetings. This exhibition looks back at the period using a variety of visual materials.
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