Sant Antonio’s Market

Sant Antonio’s Market


Sant Antonio Market, is one of the most important and largest in Barcelona with an extension that reaches 5,214 m². It was the first building to be constructed such caraterísticas according to the original plan of Ildefonso Cerdá.

On September 24, 1882 San Antonio Market by Antoni Rovira i Trias and Josep M. Cornet i Mas in the heart of the homonymous district opened, right at the intersection of Las Condes de Urgel, Tamarit, Count Borell and Manso streets . The iron structure is built on a floor of a Greek cross. The work exploits the full geometric possibilities apple Eixample, the author postulates academicistas apply to a large metal construction. Volumetry and spatial organization of the market are based on the total occupation of the block to a first level and the emergence of two large ships diagonally to a second level, in which the upper body cross dome rises.


For four days a week, the market has a remarkable influx of buyers and curious circulating through the three main areas; food, clothes and accessories. Sundays concentrations of buyers and sellers of all kinds of collectibles materials such as stamps, coins, badges and magazines among others are celebrated, also known as the Sunday Market of Sant Antoni.

Mercat de Sant Antoni

On 13 November 2007 the 125th anniversary of reciento life was celebrated with various musical and cultural events to remember history. In October 2009 they began renovations, by the Ravetllat, Schmid Ribes and architects and that means that the market has moved to San Antonio Round. Eventually supposedly works between 2016-2017, if not its Roman remains, they say, are on the side of the market.

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