A major commercial street in the Sants district, with a hundred-year-old market and Joan Miró Park, where you will be greeted by an enormous colourful ceramic sculpture, the last public work created by the Catalan artist.
A district marked by commerce and industry
The Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic takes you to the Hostafrancs district, specifically to Carrer de la Creu Coberta, a major commercial street with family-run shops that specialise in textile products, shoes, leather goods and perfume.
From this stop you can visit Hostafrancs Market, which was inaugurated in 1888 as a result of the area’s 19th-century industrial growth, which made it necessary to supply the population that lived around the factories in the municipality of Santa Maria de Sants. The market, which was designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias, conserves the metallic structure that is characteristic of the period.
This area is also home to Joan Miró Park, dominated by a 22 metre tall sculpture, Woman and Bird, by the Catalan artist. The gardened space was constructed on land that had previously been occupied by the city’s slaughterhouse, which is why it is known by this name, Parc de l’Escorxador or Slaughterhouse Park.