The 12 best markets in Barcelona + tips from a local

The 12 best markets in Barcelona + tips from a local
The 12 best markets in Barcelona + tips from a local

If you want to eat, drink or even dance among the smells, colors and chaos of some of the most important markets in the world, your entrance to Barcelona is your first good purchase.

The markets of Barcelona take you back in time and offer you a gift to take home: from elegant dishes and vintage items to food trucks, DJs and local artists, you will be pampered.

We'll take a look at the 11 best markets in Barcelona.

Barcelona markets guide 2019

La boqueria market

Type: Food | La Rambla 91 | Metro: Liceu (L3) | District: Raval

Since at least 1840, the mother of all Barcelona food markets has been a must-see for buyers of fresh produce and it is almost impossible to get lost in the heart of the famous Rambla.

The scented food stalls and lively and the mini-restaurantes offer unique gastronomic experiences. Prepare to face the tourists taking photos fresh fish keeps moving and vendors try to get extra money from it.

Get one of the shakes at € 1,50, take a walk and soak up the atmosphere.

Hours: Monday to Saturday (8 a.m. to 00:20 a.m.).

Marché Palo Alto

Type: Flea market + Food | Calle Pellaires 30 | Metro: Laguna (L4) | Neighborhood: Pueblo Nuevo

One of the best markets in Barcelona for its merit creative and artistic.

The market is a great place to sunbathe and shop for great items. vintage, listen well live musicand try a ton of delicious food at the many food trucks - with very good vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.

In addition to all this, you will find this to be another starting point for Barcelona artists, designers and photographers looking to show their work to the world. If a market in Barcelona was designed to youth, that's it.

Hours: Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m. to midnight).

The Palo Alto Market takes place on first weekend of every month except August.

Marché los Encants

Type: Flea Market | Avenida Meridiana 61 | Metro: Glories (L1) | Neighborhood: Eixample

The largest flea market in Barcelona has more than 500 brackets, not to mention the ones that are illegal.

The call " oasis of objects It is a small town of forgotten toys, gadgets, and whatever else may be for sale. Here I found a Sega Genesis and some games that I thought were forgotten.

In vendors' linens, you'll find everything from hardware and clothing, toys, and cell phones. One of the interesting things here is that the diy nature the market haggle, I'm horrible for that, but I can only wish you good luck!

Like most markets in Barcelona, ​​Saturday is by far the best day to go.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (from 9 a.m. to midnight).

San Antonio Market

Type: Food and clothing | Count of Urgell 1 | Metro: Sant Antoni (L2) | District: Eixample

The second market in Barcelona has all the advantages of the famous Boqueria without the tourists.

It is impossible to miss this gigantic steel structure built in 1882. It occupies a whole block. If you look closely, you will see the coat of arms of Barcelona crowned with a bat.

Ce eclectic food market with a touch of originality, offering fresh products, quality meats, snacks, footwear and all kinds of clothing, reopened in May 2018 after almost ten years of renovation works.

On Sundays, in the Sant Antoni market, it is the classic market for books, vinyls, stamps, comics and coins that will satisfy the nerd who lies asleep in you. It takes place from 9 a.m. to midnight.

Hours: The fruit and vegetable market is open from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m., while the "Encants" section (clothing stalls, kitchenware, etc.) is open every day from 10:00 a.m. at 20:30 p.m., except Tuesdays and Sundays when they are closed.

Santa Caterina Market

Type: Food | Francesc Cambó 16 | Metro: Jaume I (L4) | Neighborhood: Gothic

This historic place has the distinction of being the first covered market in Barcelona (1848).

Recent renovations include a colorful, wavy, shell-shaped roof comprised of 325 ceramic tiles that really stands out from the one we see near the Cathedral Square.

You will find more than 100 brackets selling fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, candy, baked goods, and whatever your stomach can imagine.

You will also find a supermarket, some bars and cafes and one of the best restaurants in Barcelona, Santa Caterina kitchens (a kind of fusion between Asia and the Mediterranean). A close bonus? One of my favorite rooftop bars is near the Grand Central hotel.

Opening hours: Monday (19:30 p.m. to 14:00 p.m.), Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday (19:30 a.m. to 15:30 p.m.), Thursday and Friday (19:30 to 20:XNUMX h).

Marché de la Concepción

Type: Food + Flowers | Calle de Aragón 313 | Metro: Girona (L4) | District: Eixample

The Concepció market is located in the heart of Eixample. We mention it on our list because the building that houses it is an example of the use of iron (forge) in theCatalan architecture. The market was built in 1888 and completely renovated in 1998.

This Barcelona market is famous for its stalls fresh y florists open 24 hours a day, 24 days a week. Did you forget to buy roses for your better half? There are no more excuses, just go to the Concepció market! ?

Hours: Monday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight, Tuesday and Friday from 00 p.m. to midnight.

8037 Market

Type: Fashion | Generally at Generator Hostel | Metro: Verdaguer (L4 and L5) | Neighborhood: Gracia

It is a second-hand market dedicated mainly to the world of fashion. Those who participate do not do so by profession but are people who have decided to replace their wardrobe in an alternative way.

There really are a lot of bargains out there, like never worn and perfectly preserved clothing. The environment is also very pleasant, I recommend it!

Hours: one Saturday a month, generally from 13:00 p.m. Check out the event list on their FB page.

Flea Market

Type: Flea market | Plate of Blanquerna | Metro: Shipyards (L3) | Neighborhood: Raval

This market is the oldest flea market from Barcelona. There you will find people exchanging gadgets, clothes, books and music equipment.

The philosophy of the organizers is very clear: "The waste of one man is the gold of another." While you've probably planned your ideal Barcelona vacation to be light, you could risk swapping that junk sweater in your suitcase for a spring jacket!

Hey, we can dream!

lasuper central location allows you to review it and take a look at it with minimal risk of wasted time.

There are two markets in Barcelona per month:

  • The Fleadonia. In Plaça Salvador Segui (Liceu metro) on the first Sunday of the month.
  • The Flea. In Plaça Blanquerna (Drassanes metro) on the second Sunday of the month.

Marché Lost & Found

Type: Vintage | France Station | Metro: Barceloneta (L4) | Quartier: Born

This second-hand and vintage market takes place every four months.

Again, the organizers here point to an experience of Purchasing Manager where bartering is as common as buying. Located in the classic neighborhood of the coast, Barceloneta, it is more a Party than a market. You will find books, clothes, music, toys, etc.

La street food and DJ sets do dance people in the sun - a true modern hippie vibe.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday (from 9 a.m. to midnight).

Marché Slow Food

Type: Gastronomy | Garden of the Three Chimneys | Metro: Paral-lel (L2 and L3) | District: Poble Sec

It is a market dedicated to Gastronomy, it is here where every week the local producers come together and produce km-0 that you can buy or taste thanks to the presence of Cooks and food trucks.

Hours: June to September, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight.

Fira de nautumismo (stamp and coin)

Type: Stamp + Coin | Reial Square | Metro: Liceu (L3) | Neighborhood: Gothic

This market in Barcelona where stamps and coins are sold takes place every Sunday from 10:00 to 14:30. Royal Square.

The geek in you will love to examine all the old coins, The bank notes, The seals and all kinds of collections of objects like coasters, champagne bottles, and even sugar packets. You could even say that it is more of a museum than a market.

In more than 60 brackets, it is not uncommon for some items to reach thousands, bring cash!

Hours: every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 00:14 a.m.

Marché Artisanal de Allada Rojo

Type: Crafts | Allada Vermell 1 | Metro: Urquinaona (several lines) | District: Born

This small craft market It is located in the picturesque Born district, on the street between the Chocolate Museum and the Picasso Museum.

Here the local designers share your creations. The 25 market stalls are a great place to shop original gifts for a friend or a small trinket for a loved one.

Hours: every Saturday from 10:00 to XNUMX:XNUMX.

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Are you now an expert in the Barcelona markets? Maybe it wasn't enough! If you have any issues or secrets to share on any of the markets, please let me know in the comments below.

And as always, if you have any questions about your vacation in Barcelona, ​​I'm here!

Also, don't be afraid to join the discussion on my new Facebook group called "For City Lovers." Here you can ask questions, voice your complaints, chat with other travelers and more - anything goes!

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