Many people who go abroad for shopping have already appreciated the possibilities of Barcelona in this regard, and never leave it empty-handed. They choose clothes and things in stylish boutiques on the city’s main streets, afraid to expand their horizons of the Spanish shopping world and go to the flea markets. Probably some people just don’t know the exact address of its location and underestimate the exclusive things offered there. The flea markets in Barcelona occupy special places, several of which are filled with a variety of goods.
The oldest market in Europe, more than 700 years old, it is already one of the sights of the city. Here you can find objects from different eras and all over the world. Along with antiques it sells different trash and Chinese inexpensive goods. At the same time, the market turnover is so high that its range is replenished every week, because for these 7 days at the flea market is an average of 100 thousand people.
Among the usual rubbish you can buy amazing things at a funny price, but it is necessary to understand that it is not easy to consider it at times, because the market is not equipped and traders put everything on sheets and rugs.
Most of the visitors to the market are collectors and tourists who come here in search of antique jewelry, masks and books, and when looking closely at the goods, they really find amazing things. To buy original and unforgettable gifts, this market will be more suitable than any other.
Els Encants is located in an old building and has recently been renovated, the most memorable detail for everyone is its roof, which is made of mirrors on the inside. In them you can see everything that happens inside the market.
This flea market is located at the foot of the Agbar Tower and has about 500 kiosks where you can find not only old things, but also new goods, up to branded cosmetics.
It works on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the last day of the day being the busiest, it is not worth going to the market on that day for tourists. Working hours are from 08:30 a.m. to 04:00 p.m., but sales of vintage collections start at 07:00 p.m. and can last until the evening.
Els Encants is located at Plaça de les Glories Catalanes.
Lost & Found
It is not just a flea market, but a whole project that helps to convey cultural heritage to the masses. Here you can talk to locals, listen to Spanish music and try new gastronomic delicacies while shopping.
Among the many things you can find works of art, computer supplies and old toys.
Lost & Found is a great place to communicate with the local people, you can learn a lot of interesting things for yourself and practice your language skills. In this market you can take a place of 2 by 2 meters for 40 euros and sell your old things or donate them to charity. The project attracts many residents of the country and tourists.
Dominical de Sant Antoni
On ordinary days, except Sundays, this market works as a food market, and one day from 08:30 a.m. to 02:30 p.m. it is a flea market. There are many old books and movies, old utensils and coins. Collectors arrange to meet on its territory to make exchange operations with their carefully collected trophies.
The greatest pride of this market is the ancient books, the oldest of which dates back to 1501 and is sold for 5 thousand euros.
The address of this flea market is Carrer Comte d’Urgell, 1, 08011 Barcelona.
This flea market is located in the Gothic Quarter and welcomes visitors 12 hours a day every Thursday. It is open from 09:00 a.m. and 09:00 p.m. The market is closed in August. It attracts connoisseurs of military items, porcelain dishes and other household items such as fanciful and carved mirrors.
The market occupies a small place, but still you can find a lot of useful and unique things on it. It is located at Avenida de la Catedral, Barcelona.
Fira de Nautumismo
The rows of the market delight with collections of stamps and coins. The market is located on a sloping street, on top of which there are craftsmen’s kiosks built, they have not only new, but also old jewelry.
Fira de Nautumismo is easily accessible as it is located near the Liceu metro station. Its opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 02:30 p.m. It is located on Plaça Reial 08002 Barcelona.
The vintage market was opened relatively recently – in 1992. On the map it can be found in the suburbs of San Cugat. The flea market is located in a covered building and occupies about 15 thousand m2, where you can find retro furniture, vintage clothes, antiques and vintage household items. This is a kind of challenge for collectors, as to leave with empty hands from here they do not succeed.
Mercantic works almost all week, except Mondays, in August it does not work. More than 200 vendors offer their products on it.
Each month, the first Sunday becomes a vintage holiday that lasts from 08:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.
Market address: Avinguda de Rius i Taulet 137.
Mercadillo de la Plaça de Sant Josep
A small flea market where you can find paintings, stamps, coins and postcards. In the shade of the church, located near the market, there are always about 15 street artists. They draw paintings, portraits or cartoons to order. This market can be reached by subway, using the 1 or 3 green line to the Liceu station. It is open on Saturdays and Sundays.
The flea markets of Barcelona are located within the city limits, and if desired you can lay your own excursion route through some of these markets. They can be reached by metro, bus or car rental for those in a hurry.