One of the functions of the Second Deputy Mayor's Office is to continue increasing the quality of the service offered by the city's 43 municipal markets. For this reason, we are modernising our network of municipal markets, which has become a benchmark for cities around the world.
Factors that have made our municipal markets so successful include the quality and diversity of the products on sale, the professionalisation of market traders and the personal service they provide, the integration of markets into the surrounding commercial and social fabric, and a type of management that includes the participation of private entities.
We will continue to renovate and modernise the city's municipal markets, adapting them to the general public's demands and providing them with new services through the Institute of Markets.
Barcelona’s wholesale markets (fruit and vegetables, fish, flowers, and the municipal slaughterhouse) are all located in Mercabarna, a food city with over 7,500 employees that is open 24 hours a day. We want it to continue being an economic driver and job creator, while providing Barcelona with healthier products. We also believe that now is the time to develop its social commitment, to fight against wasting food while opting for environmental sustainability and sustainable mobility.