Flea Markets in Barcelona: a quick guide

For some reason, when fall comes I think of flea markets.

Perhaps it’s the feeling that winter is ahead, that perfect time to spend many cozy moments at home, and the desire to give it that personal touch with new pieces I fall in love with.

Barcelona, as it couldn’t be otherwise in this city that stands out when it comes to creativity and design, has seen a big increase in flea and street markets lately.

Here’s a selection of the most popular ones, which attract not only flea market lovers but also many curious eyes:

  • De Mano en Mano

http://www.demanoenmano.org/

This market takes place once a month for a whole weekend, every time in different locations. Here you’ll find both vintage/second hand pieces and new, original artistic creations.

Entrance is free and the next edition is coming up already this weekend (October 24th and 25th) at Convent de Sant Agustí, in Born.

  • Palo Alto Market

http://www.paloaltomarket.com/

Palo Alto describes itself as a sophisticated street market with an emphasis on art and creativity which aims to promote exchange, exhibition and art in a world of programmed obsolescence.

It takes place on Carrer dels Pellaires, 30, in the Poblenou district. Next one will be held on November 7th and 8th and the entrance costs 3 euro.

  • Flea Market Barcelona

http://fleamarketbcn.com/

Flea Market Barcelona is held once a month on Carrer del Portal de Santa Madrona, in Drassanes. It’s a second hand market that promotes sustainable shopping.

Next edition will take place on November 8th.

  • Lost & Found

http://lostfoundmarket.com/

Lost & Found has editions in both Barcelona and Madrid. I must say what I like the most is the venue: a train station. The market takes place inside Estacion de Francia station, dating back to 1929, which gives the market a unique atmosphere.

Save the date for the next edition: December 12th and 13th. Entrance is free.

If you’re a flea market fan, you definitely have a lot of choice here. Good luck in your treasure hunt!

Author: The Barcelona Diaries

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