PRAZA DE ABASTOS DE SANTIAGO

Civil
On the Way of St. James
809

Location

Street: Ameas, Das

15704  Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña

Coordinates:
42º 52' 47.9" N - 8º 32' 27.9" W

Description

In 1941, the architect Joaquín Vaquero Palacios built the new Mercado de Abastos (fresh food market) in the eclectic style. The granite paving and the big wall overlooking Virxe da Cerca street were used from the 1873 market. The ground plan is composed of two squares divided into eight sections which open onto a central square with a fountain. It was executed in granite masonry and the roofs are cannon vaults with tiled exterior; on either side, on the stands, large half-point windows open, affording great luminosity to the interior spaces. The entrance to each section is reminiscent of the facades of Romanesque chapels.

Access

Town centre. Historic old quarter.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route
The English Camino
The Fistera-Muxía Camino
The French Camino
The Northern Camino
The Primitive Camino
The Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla
The Winter Camino
Vía de la Plata
Last update: 02/03/2018
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