Arenal Market, Seville, Spain

The Arenal Market in Seville, is a building of 1947. Earlier in the same location of the building, it was the People’s convent that later also served as a prison. The current building was designed to accommodate a range of municipal services including: receiving fruit and vegetable, a market for distribution after, throughout the city, a food market for the neighborhood, and a number of municipal officials houses that are arranged in the upper floors of the same building, but in 1977, the market reception has been moved to another place. The plan is rectangular almost square and faces four different fronts streets, with the facade on the rue Pasteur and Landeros and one side is on the Almansa street and the other on the Arenal street. Downstairs in the main façade, there is a large open gallery formed by arches resting on columns, and having a succession of doors to close them at night. Inside, the market occupies only the bottom center of the building, with elongated naves, with views of the concrete, and whose intermediate panels have continuous bands of windows for natural light. On the back portion, loading and unloading tasks are performed.

Tips

If you want to know a little more about the history of the place, you will find on the facades two ceramic decorations with captions.
The market operates normally as such, so if you want to visit it, you could also take the opportunity to buy fresh products.