Market of the Old Encants of Barcelona

The Bellcaire Fair or the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market is one of the oldest markets in Europe. Its history dates back to the 14th century when it was a traveling medieval market.

In 1928 he was located in the Glòries area, initially on a provisional basis, but that 85 years later, by 2013, he ended up being definitive with the construction of an enclosure between the Plaça de les Glòries and the Theater National of Catalonia.

Market of the Old Encants of Barcelona
Market of the Old Encants of Barcelona
The Encants Vells Market or the Bellcaire Fair of Barcelona
We never had gone to the old Old Encants because we had never attracted. A few weeks ago, walking through the area, we passed the new enclosure and we were encouraged to go there and take a look.

The ground floor is a bit chaotic, there are enough stops with things on the ground. But if you’re going up it seems you’re going to another market. Walks with things on the floor in stores like the ones you could find in a mall. Between these two ends you have the typical stalls of the markets.

Old cameras at the Mercat dels Encants Vells de Barcelona
Old cameras at the Mercat dels Encants Vells de Barcelona
Among all the stalls and stores that we saw, we liked Dacasa very much. In this small store we can find posters, all kinds of merchandise from Star Wars, E.T., Dragon Ball, Back to the Future, Game of Thrones … A perdition for any lover of this type of material. If you like this world, you better leave the wallet at home … 🙂

Dacasa: Store of geek things in the Mercat dels Encants Vells de Barcelona
Dacasa: Store of geek things in the Mercat dels Encants Vells de Barcelona
Store at the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market
Store at the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market
Store at the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market
Store at the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market
Eat at the Encants Vells Market
When reaching the highest point of the market we can take forces as we find several food stalls. Saving a lot of differences, he reminded us of Camden, where you buy food at a bar and eat it in a common bar or wherever you want.

Food stores in the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market
Food stores in the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market
Food stores in the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market
Food stores in the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market
Food stores in the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market
Food stores in the Encants Vells de Barcelona Market
Public auction at the old Encants Market
The auction is one of the peculiarities and the biggest sign of identity of the Encants Market, since it is the only market in Europe in which this mode of sale of products takes place.

Second-hand objects of all kinds in the Mercat dels Encants Vells de Barcelona
Second-hand objects of all kinds in the Mercat dels Encants Vells de Barcelona
Times of the Encants Vells Market
The market is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you want to go to the auction that we have mentioned, it takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

How to get to the Encants Vells Market
Metro: Parada Glòries line 1 (red).
Tram: Parada Glòries lines T4, T5 and T6.

 

If you have never been to the Encants Vells de Barcelona, ​​we encourage you to take a look at it and tell us that it has seemed to you.

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