Santa Caterina market

If in a previous post I talked about visiting the market of La Boqueria market now talk of Santa Caterina, a command Born, very fashionable neighborhood.

Mercado de Santa Caterina

The first thing that attract attention of the market of Santa Caterina is its corrugated roof and colorful. The roof is attached to the building by a wooden structure, and a vast mosaic of coloured ceramic pieces, representing fruit and vegetables, boldly breaks with the traditional look of a market The market as we see it now, is so since 2005, when it was reformed.

The old Santa Caterina market revealed a gleaming, undulating and brightly coloured roof designed to be seen from the air. The market has always been characterised by a desire to innovate. Santa Caterina Market was built in 1845 to provide the neighbourhood’s blue-collar community with foodstuffs.

The spacious, modern market building was constructed on the former site of the Convent of Santa Caterina, from which it takes its name. During the post-Civil War period, Santa Caterina became the main food supplier to the towns on the outskirts of Barcelona. People from Sant Adrià, Santa Coloma and Mataró came on the tram to buy food in this market in times of shortage. Today, the market is still worth a visit: the modern exterior ushers us into a traditional market with food stalls and restaurants which serve outstanding-quality produce.

Santa Caterina market in near to Las Ramblas. You may arrive there going for a walk.



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