In the markets of Barcelona you can find the most unlikely and authentic objects, from second-hand clothes, to hand crafts, antiques and rare artefacts. It is also a great opportunity to find collectibles or to enjoy the local gastronomy. Here are some of the best flea markets in Barcelona.
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El Rastro de la Virgen
El Rastro de la Virgen was born in 2012 with the intention of resuming the tradition of street fairs and is a street market to sell clothes, books, crafts, recycled art and second-hand items outdoors. It is a fun place with the quirk that it is organized by the residents of the community in the Raval. Sometimes artists and musicians meet to liven up the atmosphere, making it a fun street fair.
The objective of this community is to create a meeting point between residents of the neighborhood, social entities, passers-by who do not know the Raval, musicians, artists and anyone looking for alternatives to the current system of consumerism. The market offers a space for all those who want to get rid of things they no longer use and/or recycling artists who wish to display their products.
When: every first Saturday of the month from 12pm to 8pm.
Where: Carrer de la Verge
The second-hand market known as the El Flea is aimed at individuals and small professionals who want to sell used products in good condition. It is one of the oldest in Barcelona, being held since 2007, making it another of the city’s essentials.
El Flea is one of the oldest in the city and is designed for those who want to sell their used objects. Go and wander around, enjoy the chance to discover forgotten treasures!
When: every second Sunday of the month from 9am to 7:00 pm.
Where: Plaça de Blanquerna
Lost & Found
Lost & Found Market is a second-hand goods market that was created to offer a social, interactive and popular space. Lost & Found Market goes one step further than most flea markets by incorporating the exchange option – providing an economical and sustainable options for visitors and sellers. Although it does not have as many editions, usually two a year, it is one of the largest in Barcelona.
It is also one of the most anticipated of Barcelona’s second-hand markets. Like the other markets, anyone can participate in it and sell their personal belongings. People sell all kinds of things but this market is specialized in vintage items. If you want to participate, you must sign up on their page and be part of a raffle.
When: Dates to be announced.
Where: Estació de França
The Two Market is one of the best known markets and is one of the busiest in Barcelona. It has been around since 2010. The participants are not professionals and each one just brings the things they want to sell that they no longer use at home.
It is a clothing market with some very affordable prices where anyone can participate with second-hand items. You can always find odd treasures. Perhaps for this reason it receives many visitors and is one of the most popular and dynamic in the city.
When: every second Sunday of the month from 11am to 8pm.
Where: Carrer de Zamora, 78
Encants Barcelona – Fira de Bellcaire
The Fira de Bellcaire, also known as the Encants Vells in Plaça de les Glòries, is one of the oldest markets in Europe. Since the 14th century, it has been at the commercial heart of Barcelona. More than 500 professionals and merchants have made this market of more than 15,000 m2 and it is visited every week by thousands of people, year after year and day after day. At the market you can find all kinds of old and new, handcrafted and high-tech objects, often at unbeatable prices.
The Fira de Bellcaire is a key site for those who are looking for a place to find authentic bargains. In this market you will find all kinds of fashionable clothes, as well as kitchen and home utensils, vinyls, antiques and collectors’ items. There are also gastronomic stops and sites to hold auctions for antiques. There is little that you will not be able to find here.
When: every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of each month from 9am to 8pm.
If you travel to the city of Barcelona, you cannot miss the most relevant markets in Barcelona. They all have much history for both the inhabitants of the city and for tourists. Remember to enjoy our Historical eBike Tour and make the most of your visit, or even rent a bike to enjoy on your own.