The old historic Mercado del Carmen in Huelva has closed after 144 years and is being replaced with a new €18 million construction not fifty metres from the old site.
The Mercado del Carmen opened in 1866 when the population of Huelva was around 8,800 inhabitants. It now has approximately 145,000 inhabitants.
The new market, with 700 parking places, sees a food area covering 30,000 square metres, of which 5,900 are related to sales.
There are 189 stalls: 61 fish, 49 meat, 46 fruit and vegetables and 33 others including breads, pastries, tobacco and flowers. There is a cafeteria, nine underground entrances and loading and unloading areas.
The new market will be officially inaugurated on Monday and then open to the public as from Tuesday February 9th.