Mercat de Sants, Barcelona

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  • Always discovering new markets in other parts of the city, we are now in the very pretty Mercat de Sants which occupies a modernist building designed by the architect Falqués i Urp. This municipal architect responsible for many modernist works and buildings built this market on land formerly known as Hort Nou, the new market gardening or subdivision. Its origins date back to an open-air market on Sant Crist Street, dating back to the mid-19th century. This new covered market opened its doors in 1913 and served an increasingly populated area of Sants. It quickly became the commercial and social center of the region It is distinguished by its three-sided arch-shaped façade, on which a mosaic rests with the old coat of the city. The three-part building with exposed metal and brick structures is an almost perfect example of Barcelona's market architecture of the early 20th century. In 2014, the market was completely renovated, as this market is protected as a listed building and as part of Barcelona's architectural, historical and artistic heritage, the passage of time has necessitated renovation to regain its ancient splendour. The renovations respected the modernist features of the façade, so that the building retains its original essence while having been modified and completely updated inside. Its charm stems in part from the fact that it retains its original characteristics. It occupies a commercial offer of 3,000 square meters, half of which is for sales stands and the other half for the self-service area. The complex has about 50 establishments, 36 of which sell food products and 14 offer complementary services, such as clothing and household items. Of course, you will find the classic products of all markets but nevertheless each of them has their peculiarities. Fish stands like cod desalination or simply in salt, smoked sardines which is very good on tomatoes and coca bread, anchovies with salt, sundried tomatoes which is rather original or in oil ,...
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  • Very good for your consumables purchases if you go through this. Prices, of equal quality, are at the level of the most highly rated markets, the choice more limited, but the atmosphere more serene.
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  • It is open on weekday evenings, so easy to grab some fresh ingredients for your dinner after work. Fresh fish, meat, vegetables... Much better quality and variety than in the big supermarkets.
  • Not as touristy as other famous markets , off the beaten path...clean and authentic. Montero sells amazing local food, sometimes it's faster just to eat there than to grab a number and take away because of the wait.
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