The Best Markets in Barcelona
(originally written for Praktik Hotels blog)
Street Food & Design:
This new market has dominated the scene due to its location in an old industrial warehouse surrounded by leafy gardens, but also because it combines quality street food with local artesans of fashion, decor and jewellery. Located in the Poblenou area of Barcelona, the market bursts at the seams with locals desperate to instagram their new vintage sunnies or gourmet burger. The live dj sets, oyster restaurant & piano bar attract a huge crowd so get there early as the queues are long!
Details: First weekend of every month, 2€ entrance (Next market is 2nd and 3rd of May)
Vintage lovers:The Lost & Found Market sets up shop every few months alongside the train platforms of the Francia Station in an impressive and transcient space. Here you´ll find stalls from the existing vintage boutiques in Barcelona, selling clothes, jewellery, glasses, vinyl & home decor...and you can even get your beard shaped at the pop-up barber´s shop. In the summer months, the market takes on a whole different vibe, located at the beach, with the sea and summer tunes as its backdrop.
Details: Check their website for new dates. Free entrance. Winter months, located in Estacio Francia, Summer months, located at Barceloneta beach. (Next market date is June 21st in Barceloneta)
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New & Vintage Furniture:Mercantic, based just outside of Barcelona centre, is a paradise for vintage or hand-made furniture lovers. It houses over 90 traders and its outside courtyard is lined with colourful beach-hut style shops & the cafés provide shade and time to relax. You´ll find antiques alongside vintage, upcycled and hand-made furniture throughout the market. Mercantic is popular with the locals and Europeans, and it´s a great excuse to go shopping on a Sunday when all the normal shops are closed in Barcelona.
Details: Open Tuesday to Sunday, Free Entrance. 10 minute train ride from Barcelona & 5 min walk. (Line S2 of FCG to Volpelleres) http://www.mercantic.com/en/
Street Food Festival
If you love quality street-food with no added fuss, then Eat Street´s the market for you. Lining the streets of Glòries once every few months, the locals and international set chow down on everything from Catalan croquettes to fresh ceviche under the shadow of Barcelona´s impressive Torre Agbar (Gherkin Building). The event is sponsored by Moritz beer and Marqués Riscal wine, and as a result usually goes on well into the night, when the fairy lights give the market a totally different and cool atmosphere.
Details: Located in Glòries & other locations, Barcelona. Takes place every few months, check website for next edition. (Next edition is today all day at the Ferry Port in Barcelona - Moll de Sant Bertran)
Which is your favourite? Be great to hear from you.
Thanks for reading x