North of the Alameda, in what’s now the commercial district, you’ll find this striking 19th-century iron-clad building which incorporates the original Moorish gate that once connected the city with the port. Recently restored, the magnificent stained-glass window depicts historical highlights of the city.
The daily market in here is pleasantly noisy and animated. Choose from swaying legs of ham and rolls of sausages or cheese, fish and endless varieties of olives. The fruit and veg stalls are the most colourful, selling everything that is in season, ranging from big misshapen tomatoes which are sliced and served with olive oil, chopped garlic and rough salt to large purple onions, mild-flavoured and sweet.