Mercat dels Encants

This open-air market is one of the oldest in Barcelona, having been in operation since the 14th Century. With rows of stalls lined up-selling all kinds of goods underneath a snazzy looking shiny modern roof. The bottom floor of the market is for the real bargain hunters. Here you can find anything from old books, new shoes and much more. The first floor could also be referred to as the “chique” Encants, where unlike the ground floor, the objects are more curated and well-displayed exquisite collectables. It’s worth doing a run-through of both levels, even if you have no intention of purchasing. The best time to visit here is on Friday afternoons from 5-8 p.m. because there is live music, many food trucks, and it becomes a neighbourhood gathering spot after a long week at work.

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Carrer de los Castillejos 158
Barcelona 08013 CT ES
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Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PMTuesday: ClosedWednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PMThursday: ClosedFriday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PMSunday: Closed