You are in front of La caixa de fang, founded and managed by Marcelí Garreta. This street has historically been linked to the Cathedral due to its proximity to the church, and has been related to the priest’s assembly and their religious activities. It is documented that during the 14th century, religious processions went through carrer Freneria to reach carrer Llibreteria, one of the most important processions at the time was Corpus day. It is also documented that the majority of the houses in this street were occupied by priests that resided or stayed in the city. This direct relationship with the Church continued until the 18th century, when a Christmas fair had already started taking place between Freneria and la Plaça del Rei. A chronicle written in 1799 describes how the stalls sold pieces to prepare the nativity scene, like miniature mountains, cities, cardboard houses, trees, plastic goats, etc. Around mid-20th century, a Christmas fair started in Plaça Sant Jaume, called Fira de Santa Llucia.
Store decorative art ceramics and catches the eye by its colorful items all made from baked mud, enamel and glass.
To promote the new use of ceramics, La Caixa de Fang collected at your local pottery of the most diverse regions of the Spanish geography and of course the Catalan. Here you get tableware, coffee sets, bowls handmade, recycled glassware, blown glass pieces as Mallorca and “craft tiles” that began to be manufactured in the seventeenth century and are named for having been decorated in its most part, with the representation of the different crafts of the period.
Definitely the place to find original pieces for gifts, coffee house, ashtrays, baskets, vases and all the creations of potters and ceramists of traditional and modern.
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