El Mercado de Abastos (food market), Santiago de Compostela

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RIBApix ref no RIBA90286
Architect/DesignerVaquero Palacios, Joaquin (1900-1988)
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Charlotte
CitySantiago de Compostela
Subject Date1941
Image Date1989
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceBenton 89-43-10
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Charlotte Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The architect Joaquín Vaquero Palacios built the new 'Mercado de Abastos' (Goods Market) in 1941 by reusing some of the granite slabs and wall from the 1837 market. The ground plan consists of two squares divided into four aisles opening onto a central square with a fountain. It is built in granite masonry and the roofs are barrel vaults with slate on the exterior; on both sides, above the stands, there are large semi-circular windows, letting considerable light into the interior area. The entrance to each of the aisles is reminiscent of the facades of Romanesque chapels.

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