7 flea markets and vintage markets in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a great shopping destination with an increasing number of very fashionable second-hand shops. Several vintage markets are held throughout the year, giving you even more chances to find that special, unique piece you’ve been looking for.

Els Encants: Barcelona’s flea market

Els Encants is one of Europe’s oldest flea markets, dating back to the 14th Century, and an excellent example of Barcelona’s commercial flair. It mostly sells decorative objects and furniture, with a few clothes stalls for good measure.

In 2008, the City of Barcelona decided to create a new roof structure to cover the market, without depriving it of its open air feel. The decision paid off, and the new structure, created by the architect Fermín Vázquez, is one of Barcelona’s most striking examples of contemporary architecture.

The market now covers a surface of over 15,000 m2, with over 500 sellers. There are also places to eat, changing rooms and even underground parking.

Why? It’s the city’s biggest flea market
How much? Free entry
When? Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9am – 8pm
Where? Carrer de los Castillejos 158 (métro Glòries, L1)

Two Market: everything at €1

No room for haggling at Two Market: everything costs €1, from clothes and accessories to odd items of furniture. Hunt bargains at Barcelona’s cheapest market, and who knows, maybe you’ll find something special… Bartering is also accepted.

Why? For its unbeatable prices
How much? €2 to get in, then all articles are €1
When? See the calendar here
Where? Carrer Zamora 78, Poblenou (metro station Bogatell, L4)

Palo Alto: hip, designer market

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Palo Alto is a meeting place for Barcelona’s designer community and for street food in an exceptional, very green setting. A great place to find unique clothes, accessories and homewares, and to taste specialities from around the world at one of the many food trucks!

Why? For good food and good shopping
How much? Entry costs €5.5
When?  Variable (see their website)
Where? Carrer dels Pellaires, 30-38 (metro station Poblenou, L4)

The overwhelming popularity of the Flea Market probably has something to do with the quality of the stalls, where lovers of original objects, accessories and clothes are sure to find something special. There are also stalls selling books and music, all at reasonable prices.

Why? For its originality
How much? Free entry
When? Almost every weekend (see their website)
Where? Plaça de Blanquerna (behind the Maritime Museum, metro station Drassanes, L3)

Lost & Found: the “cool” market

To capture the atmosphere of the Lost & Found, you don’t need many words: vintage clothes, good music and cold beer!

The June edition of Lost & Found is often held at the Estació de França station or on Plaça del Mar, overlooking the beach. Nice!

Why? For its hipster vibe
How much? Free entry
When? Variable (see their website)
When? Variable

Mercantic: a gold mine just outside Barcelona

If you’re willing to leave Barcelona on your hunt for treasure, Mercantic comes highly recommended. This pretty, covered second hand centre sells vintage objects and furniture in addition to more modern versions.

The location is charming, made up of little wooden cabins, painted in all the colours of the rainbow. There’s even a café and two restaurants on site, which is handy, because once you’re there, you won’t want to leave!

Why? For the quality of the articles on sale
How much? Free entry
When? Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. More info on their website.
Where? Rius i Taulet, 120 (Sant Cugat del Vallès)

BCN en las Alturas: a chic and different pop-up market

The event takes place in the gardens of a magnificent modernist house: La Torre Bellesguard, which we discuss in this article!

The BCN en las Alturas market is home to a whole range of original clothing and accessory options: none of the brands on-site have fixed retail outlets.

It’s a great opportunity to discover new designers and to treat yourself to something that you’re not going to find elsewhere.

In addition to clothing, BCN en las alturas is a great spot for finding tasty things to eat and drink!

From craft beer to wine tasting, crepes to dinner ideas, snacks and aperitifs, there’s really no need to leave the market before you’re well and truly ready…

Sounds good, doesn’t it? And that’s not all! The market also boasts music and activities for children. This market is intended to be a friendly and fun event, meant to be enjoyed by groups of friends and families alike.

Why? To discover a Gaudí masterpiece in a unique atmosphere
How much? 5€ (buy tickets online)
When? 5, 6 and 7 May 2023
Where? Torre Bellesguard, Carrer de Bellesguard, 20, 08022 (metro station Av. Tibidabo, L7)

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