Hundreds of local residents as well as many curious tourists attended the market’s official inauguration. This is a place of interest to guests of Barcelona because the newly restored market building holds significant historical value. With four refurbished floors, this edifice is now one of the most up-to-date and convenient commercial centers in the city. Visitors and salespeople have emphasized the attractiveness and high aesthetic value of the new counters and illumination combined with the preservation of antique elements.
The -3rd floor of the market holds an unloading zone for goods and a special area for salespeople and occupies an area of 11,000 square meters. The -2 and -4 levels host parking lots with the capacity for 400 vehicles. The lower level of the market building now houses a supermarket, and there are plans to open a fitness center here soon. This is also the same floor on which visitors can see the remains of the medieval city wall. In this way, the market building that once served as the bastion of Sant Antoni and part of the defense system in the Middle Ages has become a veritable museum following the recent restoration works.