4 markets in Barcelona to visit and enjoy

4 markets in Barcelona to visit and enjoy

In the city of Barcelona you can find popular markets to enjoy rich gastronomy, activities, cultural displays, flowers, antiques, among other varieties. You can spend a fun day in the markets of Barcelona while surrounded by color, aromas, joy and Catalan atmosphere.

So that you can visit them, we tell you which are the most renowned markets in the city and what each one specializes in.

Els Encants Vells Market

You will feel wonderful when you visit it, as it is one of the oldest in Barcelona. In fact, it is the only one in Europe that preserves the tradition of auctions held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. There you will be able to find a variety of new and antique items, including second hand. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00h to 20:00h. Free admission. Address: Carrer de los Castillejos, 158, 08013 Barcelona.

La Concepción Market

Although you can find gastronomy and household appliances, their specialty is garden flowers, indoor flowers and seeds. This flower area is the best known in the city as it is open to the public 24 hours a day, every day. The Mercat de la Concepcio (Conception Market) dates back to 1888. It is located in the center of Barcelona (Eixample district). It has an area of 4,010 m2 (105 meters long by 38 meters wide).

The markets in Barcelona have different opening hours, as in La Concepción: Food: Monday: 08.00 to 15.00; Tuesday to Friday: 08.00 to 20.00; Saturday: 08.00 to 15.00. Flower market: Monday to Sunday: 24 hours. Address: Carrer d’Aragó, 311, 08009 Barcelona.

Flea Market

The charm of this flea market is that any citizen can reserve a space to exhibit their stand to sell the things they no longer use. At the Flea Market you can find products in good condition and at reasonable prices. The offer includes clothing, paintings, antiques, music, technology, among many other curiosities and varieties.

If you want to participate, you can register on their website with your e-mail address and at least 15 days in advance. Anyone can participate. Or if you prefer you can go look and buy. You’re sure to find some eye-catching items.

Open since 2007 in Blanquerna Square, it takes place on the second Sunday of each month from 10 am.

Borne Cultural Center

It began as the La Ribera market and then became the central fruit and vegetable market in 1921. During the 1970s it was closed, almost demolished. However, when important archaeological samples of its medieval past were found, it was decided to restore it also as a museum with archaeological heritage and cultural center. This is one of the most traditional markets in Barcelona. Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00 h. Address: Plaça Comercial, 12, 08003 Barcelona.