The Mercat de les Flors theatre was established in 1983 by the Mayor of Barcelona Pasqual Maragall, and the councilor responsible for Culture, Maria Aurèlia Capmany. The theatre is in the Noucentista building of the Palau de l'Agricultura, built at the time of the 1929 International Exhibition on the hill of Montjuïc. It is close to the Teatre Grec, Fundacio Joan Miro and the Jardins del Laribal.
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One of the most impressive components of the building is the great 12m wide dome over the lobby, designed by Miquel Barceló of Mallorca. The Mercat de les Flors forms part of the facilities making up the City of Theatre, where the Plaça Margarita Xirgu links three theatrical spaces: the Mercat, the Teatre Lliure and the Theatre Institute. The Mercat produces an international array of performances and acts each season, and is also one of the participating venues during the yearly Grec Festival.