Porxos d'en Xifré

After the discovery of America, many Catalans went there to make their fortune. Returning to Barcelona these «indianos», now influential figures built themselves magnificent houses. Case in point is Josep Xifré i Cases (1777-1856), a trader for his state who after having accumulated a fortune in Cuba, became the richest man in Barcelona. The group of Neo-classical arcaded buildings which he had built today home to a labyrinth of popular shops.

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La Llotja
La Llotja
TheTrading centre was once under an open
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Santa Maria del Mar church
Santa Maria del Mar church
Built in the 14C with unusual speed for
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Carrer Montcada
Carrer Montcada
The busiest street in the El Born
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Estació de França
Estació de França
The station, which was the starting
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Dalmases Palace
Dalmases Palace
This house has retained a great deal of
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Museum of Catalan history
Museum of Catalan history
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La Llotja
La Llotja
TheTrading centre was once under an open
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Santa Maria del Mar church
Santa Maria del Mar church
Built in the 14C with unusual speed for
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Carrer Montcada
Carrer Montcada
The busiest street in the El Born
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La Llotja
La Llotja
TheTrading centre was once under an open
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Santa Maria del Mar church
Santa Maria del Mar church
Built in the 14C with unusual speed for
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Estació de França
Estació de França
The station, which was the starting
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