Santa Catalina Market – All you need to know
The Santa Catalina Market is a food market located in the Sant Pere, Santa Caterina I la Ribera neighborhood of Barcelona. The market was originally built in 1844 and was eventually remodeled in 2005. It is the oldest covered market in the city.
The Santa Catalina market is an isolated building that occupies a block between Avenida Francesc Cambó and the streets of Freixures, Giralt el Pellisser and Colomines. It is very close to the Vía Layetana, the Palau de la Música, Santa María del Mar and the Gothic Cathedral
The market still features its original, neoclassical façade that is made up of a series of undulating arches. In the center of the main archway is the market’s main entrance, formed by two pilasters. The lateral facades are made up of a series of arches, balustrades, and doors similar to the main entrance. On each side façade, there are three doors and the central one.
The market’s iconic roof is also the result of the update to the building. The roof mimics an undulating, multicolored fabric that covers the original building. The roof is supported by a wooden fence, where the undulations are less pronounced, and by iron beams.