The Mercat de la Barceloneta has always had close ties with the local seafaring and fishing communities in La Barceloneta on account of its location and it was originally situated in Plaça de Sant Miquel.
The new market, which was rebuilt between 2005 and 2007, is based on Antoni Rovira i Trias' original 1884 structure and was designed by Josep Miàs with the intention of returning it to its pivotal role in the life of the community.
Architecturally, the combination of the old cast iron structure with the modern wing-like extensions is very eye-catching and its also worth mentioning that these wings bear solar panels that produce around 30% of the market's energy.
Covering an area of 2,670 square metres, the market also has a car park, home delivery service and a Caprabo supermarket which means you can do the whole week's shopping in one go.
There is a fully-equipped meeting room in the roof as well as lifts, air-conditioning and two underground floors for loading and unloading.
Like all Barcelona Markets, there are many different kinds of stall and at the time of writing, there were 8 selling fish because of Barceloneta's maritime history, 8 selling meat, 4 fruit and veg stalls as well as one each selling salt fish, frozen foods, pulses and bread.
It also has two bars and five stalls selling non-food items and Barceloneta Market has two very high quality restaurants, Els Fogons and Lluçanes, both of which not surprisngly specialise in seafood and fish.
Mercat de la Barceloneta
Plaça Poeta Boscà, 1*2
Website - www.mercatdelabarceloneta.com
Monday to Thursday: 7 to 15:00
Fridays: 7 to 20:00 h.
Saturdays: 7 to 15 h.
8:00 to 17:00 h and 20:00 to 24:00
(Closed on Sunday Evenings)