The prestigious French engineer Gustave Eiffel, was chosen by the municipal government of Seville, 1861 to design a fish market on the banks of the Guadalquivir River Seville shore. By then, Eiffel was not the celebrity world that would make the tower that rose 330 meters, twenty years later, for the Universal Exhibition in Paris.

The office of that, however, and Eiffel boasted as one of the precursors of the iron architecture was not enough to prevent his work Seville TAKE 22 years to complete. Controversy over its location and design aside, the lack of liquidity of public funds was the main reason that the modern steel and glass building took, weigh their small size, more than two decades inaugurated.

Barranco's ships have four parallel vaults supported on a galvanized cast iron structure in Seville workshops Portilla and White. The original design has remained intact, despite the variety of uses in recent decades has been the building. It is a bright open space, with its lights and glass walls for excellent natural light. There he received and was auctioned fish until the second third of the twentieth century.

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