Mercado de la Encarnación

Took a walk over to the Encarnación Market this morning. This was the first market I knew when I first moved to Seville, so I guess it has a bit of sentimental attachment to it. In fact, it’s rather small and poky and not exactly what you would call attractive. But the vendors are very friendly and I can always find everything I need there.

Soon the market is going to be moved to a hideous monstrosity across the street (see below) that the city has been building for years. I shudder to think what it cost, and I can’t walk by the thing without wincing and averting my eyes, but I suspect the market itself will be quite pleasant and an improvement for the vendors.

… more like la construcción de una pesadilla (nightmare).

3 thoughts on “Mercado de la Encarnación

  1. That encarnacion thing is getting more hideous every time I see it. Funny thing is, that I don’t remember anything else on that spot. Has it been boarded op forever?

    1. I think when I first moved here it was a parking lot. Then the construction was held up for ages due to finding some important archaeological stuff. I just shake my head in disbelief every time I see the thing.

      Possibly there was a small palace before, like there had been where the two Corte Inglés buildings stand now in Plaza del Duque.

  2. I was astonished when I came across that thing, it has no redeeming features, is simply an ugly piece of nonsense…. as if a giant had strolled by, or maybe staggered past and vomited. What’s more, down at street level rainwater has collected around one of the ‘stalks’ and formed a shallow pool of floating dead gloves, dirt, hair, cigarette butts, general street filth which I think reflects the abject nature of the thing in the first place. Because it’s wood, however, it won’t last too long. Seville is so beautiful in so many different ways that it makes the presence of the thing even more insulting. 2017. December.

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