Local Markets in Barcelona
Local Markets in Barcelona are must-see places! Wherever you are in the city a market is nearby – just have a look to see different Spanish customs and how friendly these places are. You might be tempted to buy their local fresh products as they look very appetizing with the beautiful layout of the stalls.
~ The Unavoidable: Sant Joseph Market – La Boqueria
Where: Ciutat Vella
Las Ramblas, 91 08002 Barcelona
When: From Mondays to Saturdays
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 8:30 pm
Features: La Boqueria is the most famous market in Barcelona because of its amazing location in the center of Las Ramblas! It’s one of the largest markets in Europe and offers high quality products, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, sweets, etc. You can even eat tapas here! There is quite a lot of tourist traffic but it’s still is a convivial place to go.
~ The Authentic: Sant Antoni Market
Carrer Comte d’Urgell
When: From Monday to Saturday
Opening hours: From Monday to Thursday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday and Saturday from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm
Features: It’s kind of similar to La Boqueria but without Las Ramblas tourists!
On Sundays, around Market Sant Antoni there’s a book market with books, reviews, magazines, comics, postcards, etc. From 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
~ The Traditional: Fira Artesana
Where: Ciutat Vella
Plaça del Pi, 08002 Barcelona
When: First Friday of each month
Opening hours: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Features: Catalan producers meet each month to send their organic catalan produce. This market is particularly famous for its honey cake and its cheeses infused with honey hence its nickname: The Honey Market.
~ The Designer: Santa Caterina Market
Where: Ciutat Vella
Avenida Fransesc Cambo, 16 08003 Barcelona
When and Opening hours: Mon: 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Tue, Wed & Sat: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thu & Fri 7:30 am to 8:30 pm
Features: The original design of the building is very eye catching due to its undulating and brightly coloured roof. There is also a wonderful display of produce inside!
~ The Trendy: Princesa Market
Where: El Born
Carrer Sabateret 1-3, 08003 Baracelona
Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday from 9:00 am to midnight
Thursday to Saturday 9:00 am to midnight
Features: Princesa Market is an old market where you can find flavours from the whole world: Sushi, tapas, Italian food, etc.
~ The Classic: Market del Ninot (currently undergoing renovation)
Where: Eixample left
Carrer Mallorca, 135 08036 Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Features: It’s close to Plaza Catalonia but hidden enough not to be crowded by tourists! Like all markets in Barcelona, produce is absolutely fresh: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, etc. You can even eat tapas there!
Flower Market & Food Market
~ Mercat de la Concepcio
Where: Eixample right
Carrer d’Arago, 311 08009 Barcelona
When: Food market: Monday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday to Friday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 to 3:00 pm
Flower market: Monday to Sunday 24 hours a day.
Features: Old market in the center of Barcelona today best known as the flower market of Barcelona. It’s gardeners’ and curious people’s paradise where they can find many varieties of garden flowers and seeds. There’s also a food part with lots of different options.
~ Mercat dels Encants
Where: El Clot
Carrer del Dos de Maig, 186 08013 Barcelona
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Opening hours: From 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Public Auction: From 8:00 am to 9:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Features: Mercat dels Encants is Barcelona’s largest secondhand market! From Odds and ends like cosmetics, old bikes,
etc., to vintage furniture like clothes or books, this market is full of surprises. Advice: Saturday is really crowded and if you want to find that special somthing come early!