Barcelona, a photo a day

Mercat Santa Caterina

El mercat Santa Caterina, St Catherine’s market. In the Old Town, it has been a market since 1848, and was Barcelona’s first covered market. Totally renovated in 2005 with brilliance by the architects Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, is a little marvel located in the district of Ribera. Beautiful architectural idea for this multicoloured ceramics roof having the shape of wave posed on an air structure of wood, which shelters all the stalls of the market.
The last time I was there, ready, my camera on hand, they had just closed. I’ll be back, to show you the inside!

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11 responses

  1. Wow, it's beautiful and so unusual.

    Hope you are feeling OK and not over-doing it.

    Rob, you're right, the shekel is at a dismal exchange rate, the worst in several years. In August it was up to 3.81 and now it hovers around 3.60. The Bank of Israel can buy hundreds of millions of dollars a day and it doesn't help much.


    October 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm

  2. What joyful and vibrant colour!


    October 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

  3. What a great place. I love the wavy ceramic colorful roof.


    October 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

  4. nzm

    Everytime I go past this market, it seems to be closed. I can't wait to get inside one day!


    October 26, 2010 at 9:37 am

  5. I like your post on Mercat Santa Caterina, and the first picture is really fascinating.


    October 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

  6. eye-catching colors! would love to see what's inside of this market.:p


    October 26, 2010 at 8:24 am

  7. So beautiful. The 3rd photo with supports looking like tree trunks impressed me so much.


    October 26, 2010 at 8:15 am

  8. I love those covered markets, they're a food lover's walhalla. I love the colors and the shape of that roof, it makes you smile, doesn't it?


    October 26, 2010 at 7:38 am

  9. Beautiful My World posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

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    October 26, 2010 at 6:38 am

  10. Beautiful find.. especially 3rd picture of very interesting column design !


    October 26, 2010 at 5:06 am

  11. I love the first photo. Great color!


    October 26, 2010 at 3:12 am