Mercado Central de Cádiz

Mercado Central de Cádiz | Source: Texts: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. Photo: Destino Cádiz.

The project of the Mercado Central de Cádiz (Central market of Cadiz) was the work of Torcuato Benjumeda, who proposed a neoclassical quadrilateral square in the Doric style. It was opened in 1838 and for a century only reforms were undertaken. In 1928 a first renovation of the square was done, a Pavilion was built which occupies the central space of the plaza. The second is much more recent, in October 2009 the Central market reopened its doors after three years of intense work that have kept the previous design of the set.

The market has 57 stalls selling fruit and vegetables, 54 of seafood, meat 44, 7 grocery, 4 selling bread and pastries, 1 selling olives, 1 of paper bags, 1 selling varies fishing articles and a cafeteria located on the first floor. Furthermore, every day of the week it hosts the Gastronomic Corner, where you can taste products of Cadiz`s national and international cuisine. The remodeling of the food market of Cadiz provides brightness and functionality to a building full of history from which you can see the houses and the watch towers of the area blending the market into the surroundings.


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