- Francesc Eiximenis, a Catalan writer from the 14th century, said once
- that the sea gives the city great things: wealth to the merchants and
- ships; happiness to the eyes and the heart through the water.
- With this idea in mind, we stroll around the most dynamic neighbourhood
- in the old city, el Born, and talk about the relationship between Barcelona
- and the sea through the history, especially during the medieval times.
- How this concerned the people, from the poorest sailor to wealthiest
- merchant? What institutions were created? How the sea influenced the
- urban form?
- From Montcada St and its urban patriciate, to la Ribera and its seamen.
- We will visit the old plaça del Born, the Rec Comtal canal and some
- of the symbols of the maritime Barcelona: the Sea Exchange (Llotja),
- Sta Maria del Mar and the harbour. We will remember the life during the
- dramatic siege of 1714 and we will finish in the new Born Centre Cultural.
- Meeting point
- Plaça de
l’Àngel, in the black benches.
- Historical buildings: only
a visit to Santa Maria del Mar is included.
- The route will take
approximately 2 hours and.