The beauty of a city can be measured, according to the criterion, by the number of monuments, centers of leisure, the combination of nature with industrialization, etc. But also, by the atmosphere of its streets and the street markets that call to enjoy the city and find a bargain. Second hand, for collectors, with food and concerts, …
We present to you 10 Street Markets of Barcelona that you must visit if you are addicted to bargains.
10 Street Markets of Barcelona
1. Els Encants Vells
It is the biggest and oldest market of Barcelona (more than 700 years old). Els Encants Vells, located in Plaça de les Glòries, opens on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am – 8 pm. It has 500 stands of second-hand products, collectibles and antiques. The building itself, with incredible shapes and reflective materials, is worth a visit for its striking architecture.
2. The Gothic Market
Every Thursday, from 9 am to 8 pm, the cathedral square hosts the Gothic Market. Thirty stalls with products for collectors, are decorating the neighborhood and give more life, if it’s possible, to the busy square of the Cathedral of Barcelona.
3. Flea Market
The second Sunday of each month, from 9 am to 7 pm, Plaza Blanquerna is filled with second-hand stalls of all kinds of products, from vinyl records to clothing across toys and well preserved decoration items. At the end of the afternoon you can find some bargains, as shopkeepers lower the prices to get rid of their goods.
4. El Rastro de la Virgen
Born in 2012 as the first open air street market in Barcelona that gathers second-hand items, clothing and recycled art. It’s located in Carrer de la Verge in El Raval district, and takes place on the first Saturday of each month, from 12- 8 pm.
5. El Dominical de Sant Antoni
It goes on every Sunday nearby the renovated Market de Sant Antoni. It’s one of the most iconic markets of Barcelona, with noticeable British style. Specializing in second hand items such as antiques and collectibles (books, pins, posters, cards, etc.), it takes place on Sundays from 8.30 am to 2 pm.
6. Palo Alto Market
A sophisticated market that takes place every first weekend of the month in Poblenou. In the offer we will find jewelry, crafted objects, books and organic food, as well as workshops and concerts. It costs 4 € to enter, but children under 12 years as well as people with reduced mobility get in for free. It’s open from 11am to 21pm and is located in Carrer dels Pellaires, 30.
Located in the heart of El Raval, it happens every first Sunday of the month in Plaza Salvador Seguí, next to La Filmoteca de Cataluña. It is a second hand market, with creations of artists, sculptors, designers and recycling professionals. It opens from 11am to 19 pm and its atmosphere is fantastic.
8. Two Market
It happens every second Sunday the month in RaiArt, in Carrer del Carders, 12. It’s a very busy second-hand market with many participants and visitors. It was created in 2010 and it’s very famous ever since. The opening hours are from 11am to 8pm.
9. Mercat Raval
It opens every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 21 pm. The market is located in the heart of El Raval and it’s focused on clothing set in cosmopolitan and urban atmosphere.
10. Stamp market in Plaça Reial
The world of philately and numismatics has a privileged place every Sunday in the heart of La Rambla. You can find everything in a market that is very important for many collectors. You can shop around and find real jewels.
Have you marked already all the places you want to visit? Go and explore the city!