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    Llibertat Market

    When you explore the markets in the neighbourhood of Gràcia you'll lose yourself in a labyrinth of aromas, sounds and colours. The Mercat de la Llibertat, is Gràcia's market par excellence and one of the most important ones in Barcelona, invites you to soak up the distinctive smells and flavours in an extremely beautiful modernista building which has been refurbished several times.

    Barcelona's Mercat de la Llibertat has stood on this site since 1888. Once known as the Plaça de la Constitució, it was the place where farmers would come to sell their vegetables and poultry. It is now known as the Plaça de la Llibertat, or Freedom Square. The project for Gràcia village, by the municipal architect Pasqual Tintorer, resulted in a vast iron and brick structure, designed to provide an indoor space for stalls selling all kinds of foods: fruit and vegetables, fish, pulses, etc. A spacious, high-ceilinged, open-plan space welcomes us inside the market where the stalls are set out side by side in the central aisle and two side sections. The original building retains much of its modernista elegance, despite having been renovated several times.

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