Plaça del Gra

Historical Heritage

The new grain square or "covered square" is the former market. It is in the centre of Figueres and was constructed in 1826 as a public area for a market. In 1887 Puig i Saguer created the present structure with a roof of iron, wood and tiles, in one of the city's most original and representative constructions, under the auspices of the Vilallongas, Figueres iron manufacturers . It is a simple yet highly harmonious structure forming a singular area. Its 36 iron columns support a covered area devoted to a colourful and lively food market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

  • Plaça del Gra