Central Market

Ricardo Magdalena but Wikipedia says Félix Navarro Pérez
1903




This early 20th century market occupies the space where a market had been located since the 13th century. A modern building (somewhat "modernista" in style), it looks something like a train station, with a central "nave" comparable to the iron and glass train sheds built in the second half of the 19th century. Constructed of brick, stone, glass and iron, it illustrtes the use of new materials while still reflecting an earlier heritage--the church with nave and side aisles and the use of classical architectural elements--arches, arcades in the second register, columns with imaginative capitals, and relief sculpture.

The relief sculpture relates to the business of the market and the four finials are baskets of fruit.
 



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