Barcelona Market Week: Santa Caterina Market

Jun 3, 2011 | Barcelona Guide

There are many markets you can visit, also Santa Caterina. This beautifully colored roofed Market located in the centre of Ciutat Vella, in Ribera Quarter and called Santa Caterina Market. This is one of the incredible fresh markets. Instead of the noisy popular La Boqueria you find here a classy and relaxed fresh Market in Barcelona. The Santa Caterina Market was the first market build in Barcelona. In 1835, Santa Caterina Convent was knocked down during the revolutions. Then the architect Josep Mas Villa designed an ambitious project. He wanted to make a market that was more important and more functional then the market places at that time.

Now you find a fantastic fresh market with fish, meat, vegetables, candy, fruit and even a restaurant. Here you can have a delicious tapas lunch, were you can start your shop journey through the shopping streets in Barcelona.

While you’re staying in one of our Barcelona apartments in El Born or Ciutat Vella for example. The Santa Caterina Market is definitely worth visiting. Not only on the outside the roof is beautiful, but when you walk in you discover a wooden ceiling, what gives the market a naturally look.

The marketing is incredibly accessible, with the metro it is located by Jaume I, just behind the street Via Laietana. Choose your comfortable Apartment in Barcelona in the neighborhood El Born or Ciutat Vella and buy your food in the Santa Caterina Market in the city center.

Tomorrow featured: the Barcelona market : El Born