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Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

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Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

Here is some background of this market:

Where the Atarazanas Market is today, there used to be a naval workshop where boats could dock for repairs. There were seven arches that date back to the Nazari period in the 14th century. In the early 19th century the building was almost in ruins and in 1868 the local government decided to tear down the building, except for the biggest arch. The city decided to build a public market in its place and incorporate the arch as the entrance. The architect of the market was Joaquin de Rucoba, who finished the project in 1879. The market was declared a Historic-artistic Monument in 1979. At the end of the 19th century, it was considered as progress the construction of public markets, and the ones in Madrid and Barcelona were constructed around the same time period.

The style of the market is Neo-Arab. The arch is a slightly pointed horseshoe arch made of white marble. It was actually moved a little to put it in the middle of the facade of the market. The metal structure of the market was made by the Perez Hermanos company of Seville.

In 1908 there was a reconstruction of part of the market that was carried out by the architect Fernando Guerrero Strachan. That was when the large stained glass window at the back of the building was put in. This stained glass shows various monuments of the city, such as the Cathedral, the Gibralfaro mountain, the entrance of the Sagrario Chapel, and the Fountain of the Three Graces.

The last reconstruction started in 2008 and was finished in 2010. A new roof of tile was put in, with the green and brown colors of the original building. The stained glass window at the back was completely disassembled and restored. There are 260 market stalls in the building.

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1. Re: Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

The market is quite a way inland. Has all the land been reclaimed Benny? Or was the access to the naval workshop via the River?

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2. Re: Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

Mantalk:

All of the land has been reclaimed, including all of the park.

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3. Re: Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

The new target date for the reopening is now April 16. I want to see the stained glass window close hand. This is a remarkable stained glass window that you can see from the front door now.

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4. Re: Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

mantalk,

I cannot tell you by now where I read it, but the sea was at the Alameda until the 1700s.

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5. Re: Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

In fact there is a street very close to the market whose name is Puerta del Mar, or "sea gate". It is something like 1 km away from the sea, so guess why that name :)

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6. Re: Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

Atarazanas is an old Spanish word for shipyard. Probably the sea reached this point a few centuries ago.

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7. Re: Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

It does seem logical that the port would be moved into deeper water during the 17th century, after El Draco had given Cadiz a good burning and the Armada didn't come back it was probably sensible for Spain to start building bigger ships...

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8. Re: Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

In fact Revulgo is right. This is where the old port was. There is historial evidence that the roman port laid just below the Alcazaba (probably connected to the Roman theatre in some way).

You might enjoy this pictures:

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9. Re: Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

A hitch has developed and the opening date is now uncertain. The fish sellers say that their stalls are too small to display all the fish they will have. They had a meeting yesterday with city officials on this topic. The city will try to find a solution.

The sellers of vegetables and meat want to open on April 16. However the city says that everyone opens on the same date or nothing.

What I do not understand is that before the renovation, the city must have told the stall holders how big the new stalls were going to be. Why did not the fish sellers complain then?

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10. Re: Atarazanas Market Will Reopen at the End of April

Hi Benny: You helped me so much with our trip to Fuengirola last year, and I thank you so much. Now I have another question: Where exactly is this market located, and how would we get there from the cruise ship dock? Is it walkable, or how far by taxi?