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HUGE flea market

I didn't have enough time to really see all the cool things at this flea market. You probably need... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Walkingamile
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Austin, Texas
Barcelona's bustling flea market

Also called the Old Flea Market ( don't think there is a new one). What there is new about this... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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A fabulous mega market in the open street, this flea market has it all.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Carrer de los Castillejos, 158 | Avinguda Meridiana, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Just a flea market with lots of junk and cheap materials and fake goods (dulce kabana, versachi etc) :p was not worth the long walk but for those who like this kind of flea markets it could be ok.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I didn't have enough time to really see all the cool things at this flea market. You probably need a few hours at the least if you like to dig through old books and old dishes and such. The market has a little bit of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Walkingamile
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Also called the Old Flea Market ( don't think there is a new one). What there is new about this bustling and somewhat chaotic place is the fantastic mirrored canopy outside. The old flea market dates back to the Middle Ages and has been at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this market by chance and what a find , a real mixture of bootfair stalls to high end antiques . We discovered an incredible vintage light shop here the best we've ever seen . It’s got a wonderful atmosphere and some lovely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Elyse1972
Reviewed October 21, 2018

A large flea market selling junk and rare finds, old and new. Housed under a beautiful reflective roof.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tezpil
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We stay in a hotel nearby and was captivaed by the Architecture with the mirrored roof. We explored the site and was filled with bustling traders and was exciting to see the antiques. There's also food at the top where there was fired anchovies, calamari...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 400sophiec
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This market is definitely for the bargain hunters. Held in a train station it has 3 levels worth of wares. Mostly junk but if you dont mind sifting through piles of second hand clothes and costume jewelry you might find a treasure. If you like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sarahw2017
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I love a good yard sale and searching for treasuress. This was a great place to do that. That large open area in the center of the market consists of vendors selling a variety of smaller antique items. Some of the tables are more organized...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Dawn V
Reviewed April 26, 2018

The location is fine , opposite to the hotel is Gloria Mall, for shoppers & good eatery options .Its nice to walk around & explore rich heritage ,older artistic constructions. its near to the museum walkaway distance to Sagrada Familia Cathedral church

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank himanshu1970
Reviewed March 29, 2018

And what it ISN'T is Portobello Road or some other flea market where you can reliably find vintage treasures. Most stuff here is new. A lot is, as noted, Chinese--but that's because this is a flea market for day-to-day practical needs--it's rather like a gigantic...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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March 2, 2016|
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with Saturday being the busiest. Mainly mornings though.
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OCcat
Washington DC, District of Columbia
vintage clothing, junk shops, second hand, antiques, etc (10 Replies)
Hello, I read a Lonely Planet free things to do article that said there is vintage clothing shopping at the Els Encants Vells flea market and also vintage clothing shops in El Raval. We love funky second hand/vintage shopping, junk shops, antiques, etc. Are these two locations good places to spend a few hours each? If not, can you recommend some neighborhoods with good second hand shops and antique shops please? Thanks very much!
November 19, 2013|
Response fromL_Slatkin|
on riera baixa street there are some vintage clothing shops.
CharlesVictor
Mumbai, India
Flea Market in Barcelona? (7 Replies)
Hi! While in Paris, we loved visiting the flea market at Saint Ouen. I've read about Mercat Del Encants but was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on it or other interesting flea markets. Thanks!
May 27, 2013|
Response frombelsaita|
Hola CharlesVictor, as far I know Els Encants is the only flea market in Barcelona.
kileH2O
Rijeka, Croatia
Ceramic house number tiles shop (2 Replies)
Hi all, I wonder where could I buy ceramic house number tiles in Barcelona? Is there any shop or I shoud search for it at Els Encants? Can you advise on price range and how can I tell the difference between originaly hand made and some far east crap Regards
May 08, 2015|
Response fromkileH2O|
So you're telling me there is no place to buy it or you're not certain where to buy it? Thanks