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The 20 Best Flea Markets in Spain

Flea Markets in Barcelona

Barcelona’s famous for having great shopping streets – Passeig de Gràcia and Portal de l’Àngel are probably the best-known – but if you’re looking for something a little less Zara and more unique, here are some of the coolest flea market and vintage stores in the city.

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Els Encants Flea Market – Barcelona, Spain

One of Barcelona’s largest and best loved flea markets! Els Encants Flea Market has been around since the 14th century, and it’s a huge open-air outdoor flea market. All items are sold, old and new, from antiques to power tools and cosmetics.

There is a lot of rubbish to be found at this flea market and some of the vendors just pour all their stuff onto a cloth in front of them so you have to sift through everything. However you do come across some gems. Though this flea market is big and chaotic, there are some great deals if you’re patient enough to unearth them.

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Saturday is the busiest day so avoid it if you’re just a casual browser, and if you’re looking for real bargains arrive early at the flea market. Antique auctions take place at 7 am, when all the commercial buyers are there, and again at noon when all the unsold goods drop in price. The furniture in the big hall to the side of the flea market is incredible and worth a look in.

Bargaining is expected and fun! The flea market is meant to carry on until the afternoon but most stalls tend to pack up at midday. Also, a lot of the stalls close for August.

There are also markets in Plaça Reial (10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and near Drassanes metro station (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.) on Sundays. Check Plaça Reial for old items like stamps and coins, and the Drassanes market for handmade artisan jewelry, scarves, toys, and so on.

Where: Plaça de les Glories Catalanes, Barcelona
When: Monday 08:30 am – 4 pm / Wednesday 08:30 am – 4 pm / Friday 08:30 am – 4 pm / Saturday 08:30 am – 4 pm

Mercat Gòtic Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain

Mercat Gòtic is a quaint, well-stocked flea market in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Taking place every Thursday (except August) from 9 am to 9 pm, Mercat Gòtic almost overflows with a broad selection of vintage wares.

Flea market and antique enthusiasts can expect to find items such as, hand-painted fine bone china, crystal champagne flutes, war memorabilia and grand mirrors with golden frames.

The market is fairly small in comparison to some of the other flea markets in Barcelona. However, it may be small but it is definitely mighty!

Where: Avenida de la Catedral, Barcelona, Spain
When: Every Thursday (except August) from 9 am to 9 pm
Detailed review of the Mercat Gòtic Barcelona

Mercantic Barcelona

Showcasing hundreds of vintage vendors in the sunny Barcelona suburb of Sant Cugat, Mercantic is open every day (except for Mondays and the whole of August) for vintage furniture and other homeware items. opens on the first Sunday of every month (except August) for their impressive ‘Vintage Fest’.

Mercantic Barcelona is an indoor market located in the sunny Barcelona suburb of Sant Cugat, which hosts over two hundred vendors, grouped into an area of around 15,000 msq. This daily flea market is open Tuesday through Sunday (except the whole of August), and showcases 80 permanent vendors selling their vintage knick knacks, oddities, curiosities, vintage furniture, homeware items and quirky souvenirs.

On the first Sunday of every month Mercantic Barcelona transforms into a blast-from-the-past bonanza called ‘Fest Vintage’. The organizers really up their game and provide even more choice for shoppers.

Where: Avinguda de Rius i Taulet 137, Sant Cugat, Spain
When: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 am – 8 pm (Permanent shops) Sunday: 9:30 am – 3 pm (Permanent shops + flea market) 1st Sunday of the month: 8 am – 3 pm (Vintage Fest)
Detailed review of Mercantic Barcelona

Mercadillo de la Plaça de Sant Josep – Barcelona, Spain

The Mercadillo de la Plaça de Sant Josep is a little flea market made of Catalan artists and their easels, all located under the shadow of the church. There usually aren’t more than about 15 artists but they cover every style and medium, from watercolors to oils, depicting market stalls to sweeping landscapes. The artists all welcome a bit of a chat if you are brave enough to test your Spanish. Artists also set up their easels

Paintings market

The artists all welcome a bit of a chat if you are brave enough to test your Spanish. Artists also set up their easels on the southern part of La Rambla every evening if a portrait or caricature is what you’re after.

Flea Market Location: Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol (Metro: Liceu – Green Line, L3)
Flea Market Opening time: Every weekend

Fira de Nautumismo – Barcelona, Spain

Not strictly a flea market per se, the Fira de Nautumismo is nonetheless a collector’s heaven with plenty of coins and stamps. Amusingly, when the official market closes in the afternoon, and all the local police go off for their siesta, all the elderly locals from the barrio whip out their belongings to sell!

At the top of Ave. Portal de l’angel there is also often either craft stalls which are great for presents, or a small flea market which won’t take too much time to just take a look over. Sometimes they have lovely antiques and old jewelry.

Flea Market Location: Plaça Reial (Metro Liceu – Green Line, L3)
Flea Market Opening time: Sundays 10 am – 2:30 pm

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35 comments

    • Hi Richard, sorry for the mix-up. The flea market located “near the central Post office and the Casino Granada” was actually the “Mercadillo para coleccionistas de papel y filatelia” (C/ Acera del Darro and C/ Angel Ganivet).

      The “general” flea market that actually offers a broader variety of antiques is indeed located in Calle Casería Aguirre as Rudger commented. The post has been updated with the new address.

  1. Marieke

    I went to Seville today, no market AT ALL!!!! Happy that all shops were open otherwise kids would have been more disappointed but NO WAY there was a market in the center of Sevilla (we went for the one at Plaza del Duque).

  2. Alex

    Same thing as Marieke – there is no antique/ flea market at Alameda in Seville. We were there last Sunday and the stalls were offering solely artisan clothing and accessories.

    • Ashley Miller
      Author

      Hi Alex, Marieke – Sorry that you went to this flea market for nothing. The Mercadillo “Charco La Pava” (which was previously known as “Mercadillo La Alameda”) has been transferred from the Alameda de Hércules to the Avenida Carlos III, alongside the Guadalquivir river. It takes place every Saturday and Sunday.

      The Mercadillo del Jueves also known as “Mercadillo de Antigüedades” (which takes place every Thursday from 7 am to 3 pm) in the Calle Feria, is also a good alternative to go flea market shopping.

  3. John rowe

    Does anybody know of any markets near Rosas ,on the coast east and north of Barcelona,I find it difficult to find antiques in Spain. Any help would be appreciated. John

    • Ashley Miller
      Author

      Hi John, Roses (Girona) is a rather small city with a farmer market which takes place on Sunday, in Carrer Miquel Oliva Prat. However, you might want to try your luck in other localities in Girona. I found the following list of events:

      Resale Market Vilobí d’Onyar: Second Sunday of the month in the village of Vilobí d’Onyar
      Market Brocanters Coleccionismo of Figueres: Third Saturday of the month in the town of Figueres
      Market Leona: First and second Saturday of the month in the town of Girona
      Market Brocanters recycling: Every Saturday in the town of Celrà
      Resale Market St. Gregori: Fourth Sunday of the month in the village of Sant Gregori

  4. John rowe

    Hi thanks ,very helpful,we are in the area the third weekend so willsee how we get on,.I appreciate your help,regards John

  5. Larry

    I’m going to The southern part of Spain Granada and Córdoba. I was told that there is a flea market every Sunday morning is that correct?

  6. Ricky Saxena

    Hi Ashley, I would be going to seville, Barcelona and Madrid during July end – august beginning. Please could you recommend some great flea markets or stores mainly for action figures, toys and other movie/music collectibles

    • Ashley Miller
      Author

      Hi Ricky, if you’re into action figures, toys and movie collectibles, I would recommend you the Feria del Juguete y Comics de Madrid, “La Estación” (Coleccionismo) y Feria de Modelismo Ferroviario. This flea market takes place at the Madrid Railway Museum . Pº Delicias 61 – 28045 Madrid, on the first Sunday of every month, from 10 am to 3 pm. You can check their facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/Feriadelaestacion-262733763932884/
      Unfortunately, it seems the last event took place on July 1st, and will resume in September…

  7. John Brice

    Hi. We’re near pallafrugall first and second week of September. Are there any interesting secondhand markets in the area (have car so can easily travel).

    Cheers, john

  8. Janet Gagen

    Does anyone know where we can find reasonable priced second hand furniture around Granada we are looking either an antique market auction house or second hand store! And suggestions please

  9. Jesmond

    I am looking for a warehouse store or contact selling unrestored quality Antiques, clocks etc, in Spain for a long buisness relation.

  10. Seval Guendogdu

    Hello
    I’m mostly interested in bargain hunting for (vintage) jewelry and (vintage) fashion in a little warmer areas of Europe like South France, Italy or Spain (most preferably France) and am thinking about keeping the trip low-price by going around February (I live in Japan). Would you happen to know which areas would be good for this kind
    of shopping?

    Also, if I got your App would it also include thrift stores or second-hand stores?

    Thank you.
    Seval

  11. felipe de gloria

    On Mallorca Spain a great all year every sunday 07:00 till 14:00 antiques market in the village industrial state of Consell…easy parking in walking distance

  12. Cecilia Brown

    We will be in Granada in very late November/2018. Are there any flea markets in the city that have old stuff, open that late in the year? Gracias

  13. Riso

    Hello, We are about to go to Seville from 18th -28th December and looking to visit a few flea markets. Would you know of any on then? We are ideally looking for ones where you can buy clothe for a Euro or two, maybe out of town ? Or maybe sales in houses/ flats? thank you in advance : )

  14. Peter Marsland

    Hello. Is the La Chana market in Granada a true flea market with second-hand bric-a-brac, or just a street market selling new items, like the widespread markets that most Spanish towns have once a week? It sounds like the latter.

    • Peter Marsland

      Having visited La Chana market I can now answer my own question. If you go looking for a flea market you will be very disappointed. It is just another run-of-the-mill Spanish street market selling cheap clothes and fruit and veg. There were a few second-hand clothes stalls, but that was it.

      • Ashley Miller
        Author

        Hi Peter, thanks for sharing your feedback, and sorry to hear that La Chana wasn’t worth the trip (from an antiquing perspective). I’ve edited the article to reflect your input. Thanks!

  15. Sharon myers

    I’m looking for vintage fabric – ill be in Barcelona,San Sebastian and Majorca-any good markets for cloth?

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