Synonyms: date, dates


The date is the fruit of the date palm. It is a golden yellow or brownish red berry at maturity. Its flesh is soft, aromatic and sweet in taste. Inside it has an elongated stone with a longitudinal groove.

Dates can be eaten fresh or dried and are a staple food for the people of North Africa and the Near East, who are the main producers.

The date is a natural dried fruit, it does not undergo a drying process, but is dried in the sun on the same tree and then harvested.

In our country it is grown in Elche (Alicante) and it is the capital of Europe in the production of dates and one of the largest date-producing regions in the world after the large date-producing area located in North Africa of which it forms part several countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.

Its name comes from the Greek ‘daktilos’, which means ‘finger’. In our market you can find a wide variety of dates of different origins, classes and qualities

Municipal Markets

Come to the municipal markets of Barcelona and learn about the history, operation, new projects and all the news of these commercial facilities. The Barcelona model is undergoing an important process of modernization and remodeling of the more competitive markets, with modern facilities and the services requested by the public.

Where we are

donde esta mercat santa caterina
Av. Francesc Cambó, 16
08003 Barcelona
T: 933195740

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday:
 7.30 to 15.30

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
7.30 to 20.30

Summer Opening Hours
1st July - 1st September
Monday to Thursday 07.30 - 15.30
Friday 07.30 - 20.00
Saturday  08.00 - 15.00