A whole range of markets for all tastes, shapes and colours. A real treasure trove!
Antiques for everyone.
Every Saturday at the crack of dawn, locals and storekeepers of the area set up the Antique Market in the Gothic Quarter, next to the Cathedral. This market started in 1978 as an initiative of the locals, in order to attract people to the world of antiques and sell items they no longer wanted in their homes. It gradually grew, and now offers all sorts of things, from discontinued books, to antique photos of the city. Another market not to be missed is the famous ‘Els Encants Vells’ market, located in Glories Catalanes Square every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Here you will find absolutely everything, from objects that are no longer made, to the most sought-after pieces of technology. This market has been running since the 14th century, and is one of the oldest in Europe. We recommend a weekday visit, to avoid Saturday crowds.