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Santa Caterina Market (Markets)
The Santa Caterina Market was opened in 1848 and is the second oldest market in Barcelona after the Boqueria. Located in the historic center of the city, it was renovated as part of a plan to revitalize the district of La Ribera.
The old building still has the walls of the outer facade of the entrance preserved as well as the outer sides. The south facade and roof, however, were recently rebuilt with the aim of combining tradition and modernity in a neighborhood landmark and commercial point of the historic city center.
This attraction is one of the many in the city adapted for access for people with mobile impairments
The iconic element of the building is undoubtedly its mosaic roof in an authentic homage to Gaudí's style, it consists of more than 325,000 pieces of colors. Also inside you can admire the beauty of the building's roof with a wood finish and supported by a concrete and steel structure that supports the massive ceiling.
The market is also characterized by the unique arrangement of the stalls, so that the visitors can navigate without missing a single nook or cranny.
What can I find it?
The Santa Caterina market has become the reference point not only for local residents, but also for visitors and tourists who want to explore one of the more authentic parts of Barcelona.
Shopping at this market is indeed an obligatory part of any visit if you wish to learn about the culinary customs of the Catalans. In this market there are different types of products at cheap prices including fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, nuts, cheese, and spices. For the most sweet-toothed among us, there are also stands of cakes, juices, and smoothies. While you're here, don't miss the terrace bar at the entrance where you can try some of the local produce prepared for you!
- Address: Avinguda Francesc Cambó, 16 Barcelona, 08003
- How to get there: Metro: L4 Jaume I (Yellow Line). Buses: 17, 45, 120, and V17.
- Opening hours: Monday 7:30-14:00 h; Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 07:30-15:30 h; Thursday and Friday 7:30-20:30 h
- Website: Santa Caterina Market
- Accommodation: Find a place to stay close to Santa Caterina on this page.