Granollers Market – Plaça del Bestiar

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

ImageI 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.

ImageThe square outside of the library is called Malluquier i Salvador and was used as the cattle market as in the old days it was outside the city walls. 

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.

ImageOne little boy was asking for a duckling ‘Vull un anac! Vull un anac’ and his mother was about to buy him one. I wonder where it was going to live

ImageThe 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.

ImageTo all the birds in the market – may you find happy homes with good people!

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