MUNICIPAL MARKET

An iconic landmark of the city of Amposta

The Amposta Municipal Market is housed in a building by the architect F. Ubach i Trullàs, which was inaugurated in 1947 and built on the site where a soap factory and some rice drying facilities once stood, in the commercial district of Amposta. It has stained-glass windows made by the English artist Bronson Shaw residing in Tortosa. They depict the flora and fauna, as well as rice cultivation in the Ebro Delta.

Useful information

  • Where: Avinguda Alcalde Palau, 68, Amposta, España
  • Timetable: De 8h. a 14h. de dilluns a dissabte.
    Tots els dimarts de la setmana mercat al carrer.

Building put up in 1947 by the architect F.J. Barba Corsini in the area that was known as La Fàbrica; where a soap factory and some rice drying facilities. It was the place where people would pass the time playing traditional games such as birles (similar to bowling), frèndit (similar to marbles), leapfrog, hopscotch and bèlit (a game played with sticks).

Nowadays, the municipal market is found here. It is a warehouse-like structure with covered porches on both sides where several shops are located. Above them are magnificent stained-glass windows, made using the mediaeval technique called leading. They depict landscape motifs of the Ebro Delta.

This market offers fresh local products that are the basic ingredients for traditional Mediterranean cuisine such as fish, meat, vegetables, leafy vegetables, fruits, bread and sweets, etc.