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Enjoy the markets in Barcelona

Sant Josep Market (La Boquería)

The Boqueria market was opened in 1840 after four years of work on the land occupied until then by the Convent of Sant Josep. Its history goes back much further than that however, as it was in this exact space on the Ramblas that peddlers sold meat in the 13th century.

Over time, the market was transformed into a modern market. Gas lighting was incorporated, and in 1914 the metal roof was completed which, as well as protecting the food, the sellers and the buyers, also gave the market character.

The Boqueria market is a true living, historical and architectural space of unquestionable value. Over the years it has become a must-visit for shoppers and tourists alike, because of the structure of the market itself and the wide variety of products it offers.

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St Antoni Market

The construction of St. Antoni Market began in 1879 and it was inaugurated in 1882. It was designed by architect Antoni Rovira i Trias and is a good example of the iron architecture common in the late 19th century. Above the main doorway is the date of construction and the Barcelona coat of arms, crowned by a bat.

The market is the oldest in the city and is currently undergoing remodeling work. The market stalls have been moved temporarily to a marquee in Ronda Sant Antoni, between the streets of Comte Urgell and Casanova.

The market is divided into different sections: clothing; fresh products including fruit, vegetables, meat, and fish; and the flea market, which is only held on Sundays and where you can find books, magazines, films, games, stamps and a whole host of other second-hand items and bargains. While the original market is being remodeled, the temporary market is being held in a marquee on Comte Urgell, the same street.

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  • Address: The market is situated between the streets of Ronda Sant Antoni, Tamarit, Comte Urgell, and Manso.

  • Buses: 13, 20, 24, 38, 41, 55, 64, 91, 141

  • Metro: Sant Antoni (L2)

  • Website: www.mercatdesantantoni.com

Encants Vells Market

Officially known as the Bellcaire Fair, this is one of the oldest markets in Europe, its origins dating back to the 14th century. Popularly known as ‘els Encants Vells’, it is an outdoor flea market where you can find all sorts of items, both new and second-hand.

The market occupies over 15,000 square metres and is visited by more than 100,000 people each week.

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