Los Encantes Barcelona
Los Encantes Barcelona
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Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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A fabulous mega market in the open street, this flea market has it all.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
How to get there
  • Glòries • 3 min walk
  • Monumental • 8 min walk
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  • calfencer
    Sacramento, California33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place fascinated me. I was not disappointed!
    I brought my wife to Barcelona, but she was hotel bound with jetlag. So, I was a solo traveler. She hates old stuff so I really had to go alone. The market was as one would imagine a 700 year-old market would be - timeless. I really didn't need anything & I'm not into tourist shirts & stuff. I wanted & found old Spanish things locals may collect. I got old advertising key chains & writing pens I could refill. I got two small ceramic bowls for 1 euros for 2. The seller could have sold them for 1 euro each, but didn't. His English was not so good & my Spanish is rally bad. It was the winter so I got three used scarves for my wife from an inside booth seller - a nice lady whos English was better than she realized. I got 2 CD set of Beethoven's 5 & 9 symphonies. I liked to bargain down prices, but I think I could have done better in Spanish.
    Visited February 2023
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Jeanine L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit if you have 5 days in Barcelona
    This is a fabulous market,gossip spilling over from the vendors,haggling at its best. It's a place to just take the time to slow down .It's almost a step back in time. Yes there is junk,but if you're patient there is treasure too. Be sure to go to top floor for food options. Toilets are also up that way. We are going back again tomorrow ,to hopefully collect a large flamenco scarf for 10 euros, $75 in Rambler .And an extra back to take home treasures. You really have to watch to see sometimes what people are selling. You may be surprised.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Paul L
    London, United Kingdom46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    4 days in Barcelona
    Three of us went on a family outing. We stayed in an Airbnb near the centre. We had a lovely time, lots of walking and eating, felt very safe. Most of the attractions are within walking distance and it's a great way to see the city. People friendly, good food, nice to sit in the squares of an evening and watch the world cup by
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 8, 2024
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MargaretPowell
Melbourne, Australia1,586 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
If you are looking for fabrics and recycled and vintage items, this is the place. Best range of decorative gilt mirrors and chandeliers i have seen and upstairs a chandelier hospital full of spare parts if you are missing a crystal. Some new items as well. Wonderful for cheap upholstery and curtain fabrics from euro 1 and 2 a metre. Some antique furniture and chairs all under 250 euro. Decorative items and framed items. Pruchased a terrific fast charging cable for a few euros. New items included manchester, cheap clothing, kitchenware, bathroom fixtures, socks and lower end of market shoes, ferreteria ( hardware shops)
Written November 16, 2022
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Paul L
London, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Three of us went on a family outing.
We stayed in an Airbnb near the centre.
We had a lovely time, lots of walking and eating, felt very safe.
Most of the attractions are within walking distance and it's a great way to see the city.
People friendly, good food, nice to sit in the squares of an evening and watch the world cup by
Written March 8, 2024
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annvalang
Turi, Estonia802 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Mercat dels Encants is such a fun market, full of everything imaginable. Even though I did not buy anything, I adore wandering around and looking at interesting things. The ceiling is amazing. Open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Written July 24, 2022
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kzlh
New York City, NY192 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Mostly used junk. Like an old rice cooker (not vintage cute, but 10 years old with grime on it). Used clothes, like used crappy sneakers, a random frame from the 80's or 90's, old watch wristbands from the 90's or whenever. A few vintage stuff on the main floor. Some textiles in the upper floor. We like thrifting, but this place was not worth any time at all.
Written August 10, 2022
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Sandy W
Vancouver, Canada1,774 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
First, you can reach the market by using the metro. The stop is called Glories, on the L1 RED line and the metro stop is just a few feet across the intersection from Encants.

As others have noted, this is a three floor market covered up by an immense mirrored ceiling. The market is spread out. As you enter from the intersection, you’ll see a lot of home items such as cloth, small appliances, cosmetics, and other similar items. Look over the railing downstairs and you will see the fleamarket portion.

There are some bargains to be had such as cheap blouses for one Euro or pants, shorts, underwear, ladies intimates, tools, and some children’s items. And, yes, there are a couple of stalls that have sex toys and DVDs.

The whole thing takes place out of doors and it’s pretty hot here now. We bought relatively little for the two hours we spent at Encants.

If you find this review helpful or if you like the photos, could you please give me a thumbs up? You may also wish to check my reviews of other sites in Barcelona and other Spanish cities, Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, as well as cities in South America, southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Written June 28, 2019
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jlaySanFrancisco
San Francisco21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
After spending time at the Paris Flea Market, and dreaming about returning to it in the future, I was determined to find the Barcelona equivalent. This took a bit of research and we got some odd looks by the hotel concierge when we mentioned where we were going but i was able to convince my husband to go out on this adventure.I should mention that we had 11 days in Barcelona and this market doesn't make it on to the usual "must see's" for short visits.

So if you are willing to weed through some junk, I highly recommend this market if you are seeking old treasures from Europe. We were lucky that the weekend we arrived, there was an antique market set up in one of the busy plazas near the Rambla and I had had an opportunity to sort through items which intrigued me. I conversed with one vendor and struck a deal on a few items but decided to wait a day to think it over. Was it jet lag or truly a must have? Sunday morning I returned to the plaza and was greeted by the vendor's brother. I explained the price his brother had agreed upon which he honored and made my purchase. No regrets. I tell this story because on Monday when rummaging through some wonderful old things at Els Encants, guess who was rummaging fast and furious at the same stall but the two brothers! They smiled when we exchanged glances. Soon after I saw other "trained eye" shoppers gathering up old finds. We returned to this market one week later and ran in to not only the same two brothers but several other store owners from the Gotic! Clearly a place that the local store owners frequent, purchase, mark up 5x and sell in their little shops.

Now what did we find?
Our greatest challenge was finding things we could pack in to a suitcase. There are old bottles, old tins (1900's and up), locks, keys, door hardware, vintage soda bottles (made with very heavy glass), tools, typewriters, printing press, original painted glass advertising slides, vases, silverware, plates, photos, books, dolls and so much more. Some of the furniture was amazing but not suitcase friendly!

You do need to know that there is a lot of junk there as well and the place can be a bit dusty (and hot in July) so you have to like doing this kind of thing. As for the outer most stalls, the majority of the clothing, shoes, towels, etc are true junk and not worth looking at. We did however find one vendor in the inner market selling beautiful men's shirts (new and packaged with original price tags) for a great price. Should have bought more! Also found great deals on underwear.

While this market is not on the same order as the Paris Flea Market, it can be a place to find old vintage items. The vendors will deal with you. Negotiate on prices. If you go looking for nothing in particular, you will probably leave with a few objects to remember your trip from Barcelona.

When we were there, the market was open every day except Wed and Thursday. I imagine the weekends are busier but even on a Monday, this place was busy. As with anywhere in Barcelona, keep your money close at hand and pay attention to the people around you.
Happy shopping!
Written July 30, 2012
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Frooze
Leeds, UK36 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
The flea market is held in an interesting building but I left disappointed. I'm a huge fan of bargain hunting at antique markets but here the prices are a complete ripoff. One guy tried to charge me €10 for a dirty, tacky teacup. Also, many sellers aren't willing to negotiate the price. Amongst antique stalls, the place is full of general bric-a-brac & only worth a visit if you have time.
Written December 7, 2015
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Reuven Segal
Ashkelon, Israel322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Perfect Bazaar - a vast new territory.
Selection of products for every taste including antiques and indeed all you want!
The perfect place for a pleasant and wholesome rest and good cheap shopping!
Written October 12, 2013
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Reuven Segal
Ashkelon, Israel322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Barcelona's flea market find nearby Glorias Square shopping center with a huge number of options for entertainment: shopping, various stalls and cafes.
Worth a visit.
Written July 25, 2016
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Jonas R
Austin, TX38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
I am a global traveler and have been to many flea markets in the world. Encants is in a league of its own. Under one roof and three sides open to the weather, Encants is a treasure unto itself. You can buy anything from a pair of new tighty whities for 1 Euro to an original object d'art from the 18th or 19th century. Some vendors know the value of what they sell and others do not have a clue. Perhaps it is a dish from their great grandmother or an object d'art of museum quality. True story: A woman bought a painting there for 17 euros and took it to a gallery. It was confirmed that it was an original Renoir valued at over 100,000 euros. The fun of Encants is people watching and rummaging through piles of "trash" to discover that one treasure. If you have the treasure hunter gene in you, you must visit Encants while in Barcelona. Metro stops across the street from the Market. Food court for hot/cold food and beverages. Free admission - Wednesday through Saturday - 8am til closing (around 5pm) The early bird catches the worm...
Written August 14, 2015
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