Here we are – it’s Thursday again and the market is in full swing.
For the sake of this blog I forced myself to go and visit the caged birds
I am too sensitive to their plight and usually avoid this end of the market. If I had come here in the first part of the 20th century then I would have had to deal with animals of all sorts being bought and sold. Now there are mainly flowers and herbs and olives and a few birds.
There are only a couple of stalls selling chickens and ducks and I suppose it could be worse. People come here from the countryside and perhaps they have gardens and ponds.
The official name of the square is Malluquier i Salvador and the local name is Plaça de Can Sinia. The library runs along one side of the square and is housed in a historic building called Can Pedrals. And underground there is a large bomb shelter from the civil war.