Mercat des Peix

mercat del peix old market building with modernist architecture in llucmajor town mallorca
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Mercat del Peix, a reminiscent of good and bad times

Mercat del Peix is the old fish market building of Llucmajor, which today functions as an office and stands as a symbol of the rich traditions of trade in the area.

Mercat del Peix is a work of famous architect Jaume Alenyar i Ginard (1869-1945). In 1909, another famous architect, Gaspar Bennassar, was assigned to finish the works adding his famous Mallorcan emblems to the facades. However, due to the financial crisis of the time this project was never carried out. And so, in this way we can say that the building represent both times of wealth and times of need.

The building was finished and inaugurated in 1916, by Macià Caldés Amengual, and was supplied with gas installations for lighting.

It is of modernist character, simple structure and a single plant with very little decoration. Above the entrance portals on each side of the building you can see the coat of arms of Llucmajor.

In 2010, the iron lattices in the windows were replaced with frosted glass.

modernist architecture facade and entrance with iron lattice on the mercat del peix building in llucmajor mallorca
The Modernist facade of Mercat del Peix with original iron lattice covering the entrance

Mercat del Peix was originally used as a slaughterhouse and market building for trading. However, some years later it was transformed to a fish market and given its name (peix means fish in Mallorquin).

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Llucmajor

Llucmajor is an area that offers a bit of everything for everyone, there beach areas, beautiful coves, stunning architecture, challenging golf courses, historical landmarks and many annual fairs and festivities to indulge in. Every Wednesday and Sunday, there is a great market in Llucmajor where you can sample typical Mallorcan delicacies and bargain good prices on all kinds of goods like leather products, cloths, accessories, crafts etc. Llucmajor is a great destination for sports holidays or active vacations, or relaxing in one of the many charming finca hotels.

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Info:

Address: Plaça Espanya, 07620 Llucmajor

Phone: +34 971 66 91 62

E-mail: turismo@llucmajor.org

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