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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 is €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? €1 to get in, then all articles are €1
When? See the calendar here
Where? Carrer Zamora 78, Poblenou (métro Bogatell, L4)

Palo Alto: hip, designer market

palo alto vintage markets

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
When?  Variable (see their website)
Where? Carrer dels Pellaires, 30-38 métro Poblenou (L4)

Flea Market: the most popular vintage market

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? Every second Sunday (see their Facebook page)
Where? Plaça de Blanquerna (behind the Maritime Museum), métro Drassanes (L3)

Lost & Found: the “cool” market

For an idea of the atmosphere at Lost & Found, take a look at the video above, which tells you more than any number of words!

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 Facebook page)
When? Variable

Mercantic: a goldmine just outside Barcelona

mercantic vintage market

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, 9.30am-8pm, Sunday 9.30am-3pm. Open public holidays except 25th-26th December, 1st and 6th January and 24th June. Closed in august
Where? Rius i Taulet, 120 (Sant Cugat del Vallès)

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