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The Central Market

© David Oliete - Mercats de Tarragona

In 1915, the Central Market edifice was built in Tarragona to centralize the different sales points distributed across the city. The space chosen to house this 75 x 35 metre rectangular structure was the old Plaça del Progrés. Architect Josep Maria Pujol i de Barberà wanted the interior to sport cast iron columns to get rid of walls and make it lighter and more spacious. It has three naves, mirrored in the three façades that give onto Plaça Corsini and Carrer Cristòfor Colom. The architect incorporated the Modernist plasticity that fills these contemporary buildings with flair and elegance; the bars on the four entrance doors, the typeface of the letters of the building's name and the ceramic-clad roof. The Market's design is reminiscent of the Born Market in Barcelona and the Viennese market in Karlsplatz Otto Wagner.

Timetable: From 8:30 am to 9 pm Monday to Saturdays

Pl. Corsini, s/n
41.115589000000, 1.249437000000

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