Santa Caterina market is a food market in the Ribera neighbourhood, you can't ignore that market as it will catch your eye with its undulating roof bright colours. The design of the market is unique, if you are either into architecture or food, or both this is a must stop.
The refurbishment of Barcelona's first covered food market was done by Enric Miralles and Bendetta Tagliabue and they are the ones that we need to thank for this amazing colourful roof that can be seen from the air.
The roof is attached to the building bu a wooden structure and a mosaic of coloured ceramic pieces that have fruit and vegetables drawn on it. The market was originally built in 1845 and it was very innovative at the time, the first covered market in town and also the first one to provide a blue collar community with foodstuffs.
In the XIX century Santa Caterina market was constructed where the convent of Santa Caterina was and that is why it took the same name. The surrounding towns near Barcelona travelled to the market to buy food during the Civil War to buy food as there were little supplies. The market is surrounded by food stalls in the street level and restaurants, so it is a good place to stop for a snack or a vermouth before your lunch.
Santa Caterina Market
Monday, from 7.30am to 2pm. Tuesday, Wenesday & Saturday, from 7.30am to 3.30pm. Thursday & Friday, from 7.30am to 8.30pm.