British theatre director Peter Brook is credited with transforming this former flower market into a venue for the performing arts in 1985, when he was looking for a place to stage his legendary production of 'The Mahabharata'. After decades of fairly diffuse programming, the Mercat has finally focused in on national and international contemporary dance, and offers a strong programme that experiments with unusual formats and mixes in new technologies and live music. It also does a good job of supporting emerging dancers.
|Venue name:||Mercat de les Flors|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm|
|Transport:||Espanya (M: L1,L3; FGC)|