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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.

General details


Address: Plaça de la Llibertat, 27 (08012). Barcelona
Phone: 932 170 995
Web site: www.mercatsbcn.cat
E-mail: mercatllibertat@bcn.cat
Opening time: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 8.30 pm. Saturday, from 8am to 3pm.


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Accessibility details


The Llibertat Market has no architectural barriers and is wheelchair accessible.
There are a series of stalls attached to the main façade and the left-hand side wall of the market selling everyday items – they do not sell food. There is a café inside the market with a dual-height bar. The manager’s office is in the rear aisle on the left.
There are eight entrances to the market. Four of these are step free and wide. They have double glass sliding doors.
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Entrance :
There are two entrances on the main façade. One of them is accessible and has a double glass sliding door which is 150 cm wide. The remaining façades have accessible entrances with the same characteristics described above.

Getting around inside the market :
The interior of the market is easy to move around. Wide aisles with smooth, two-colour tiled flooring. Some of the stalls have seats for their customers.

Toilets :
There are pay toilets in the aisle at the back of the market on the right. There is also an adapted toilet. Customers can also ask the stallholders for a card which offers free access to the toilets.
If you want to use the adapted cubicle you need to ask the market manager for the key. The adapted toilet has a washbasin with a single-lever mixer tap and the toilet has a fixed and fold-down grab bar. It also has baby-changing facilities.

Last update: 28/11/2019

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