Second hand clothing, vintage accessories, LPs, books and original decorative objectives are the standard fare at Barcelona’s flea markets. The capital of Catalonia is the home to several flea markets which offer a different form of consumption.
This is one of the oldest markets in Europe; its origins date back to the 14th century. It is located in a space measuring 15,000 square metres and has approximately 500 vendors. There you can find clothing, furniture, fabric, antiques… in short, a long list of goods just waiting for their buyer. Saturday tends to be the best day, and we recommend that you get there early.
Open every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 20:00 pm
Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 18 www.encantsbcn.com
Sunday market at Sant Antoni
This Sunday flea market specialises in cultural items like books, comics, films, stamps and postcards. Only goods on paper or magnets can be sold, although videogames are also allowed. Its habitués include Catalan personalities like Quim Monzó, Joan Manuel Serrat and Pasqual Maragall. It is a unique market in the city.
Sunday: 8,30h. – 14,30h.
Carrer del Comte d’Urgell, 1bis www.dominicaldesantantoni.com
This market emerged in 1978 with the goal of bringing antiques and collectibles to the public at large. It is held every Thursday (except during the month of August) and has a total of 28 stalls, many of them specialising in watches, fountain pens, books and shares. It places a premium on cultural goods and advocates their recovery.
Pl. Nova, 1 (Catedral) www.mercatgoticbcn.com/agenda/
Artisan food market in Plaça del Pi
This market has been held the first and third Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every month for the past 15 years. There you can find all kinds of artisanal foods: cheese, honey, sausage, paté, mató (a mild Catalan cheese which is served with honey), biscuits, wine and more. Plaça del Pi deserves mention of its own because of its architecture and because it is the home to the basilica of Santa María del Pi.
Plaça del Pi www.guia.barcelona.cat
Coin and stamp market in Plaça Reial
In Barcelona, every Sunday and holiday morning, a coin and paper collectibles market is held in Plaça Reial. Also known as the Collectors’ Market or simply the Plaça Reial Market, it is the ideal place for coin and medal lovers. Stamp collectors also find refuge in this market.
Plaça Reial, 1 www.guia.barcelona.cat