Ramon Parellada, son of the owners of the Fonda Europa in Granollers, took on the initiative to transfer the spirit of the Catalan inns to the big city. Raised between pots and pans and the fascinating stories of guests such as Josep Pla and Eugeni Xammar, he grew to become very familiar with the hospitality trade. In the early 80s he took on an old guesthouse in the Born district as a challenge, foreseeing that it would be the neighbourhood of the future.
Such a charismatic district as the Born could not go unnoticed. With obvious medieval features, the so-called district of trades has preserved its essence and still houses the shops and workshops of young craftspeople which coexist alongside the current fashion. This synergy renders the Born a district of great cultural interest, and a symbol of today’s Barcelona.