Barcelona is known as vintage and second-hand heaven! A lot of people go to “mercadillos”, to sell – or sometime give – objects that they don´t use anymore, instead of wasting them. This is a great opportunity to find some unique items, and give a second life to them! Here you have well-known and frequent vintage or second-hand markets:
Palo Alto is a market based in the concept of street market popular with an adapted format for Barcelona, and made famous for its creativity. They describe themselves such as an urban island which combines talent and sensibility, to guide customers with their 5 senses. The entrance is 3€ but it´s worth it!
Lost&Found Market is a second-hand and vintage market which tends to create a relational, interactive and popular based in direct sell and swop possibility. Everyone can participate and find all kind of objects! This market takes place 4 times a year, in Plaza del Mar, in Barceloneta district.
Flea market´s mojo is “one man’s garbage is another man’s gold”, indeed, you can buy all kind of products there, or even exchange objects! This bi-monthly market permits you to discover a lot of great second-hand items, and even makes you participate in ONG. Actually, they help some ONGs to collect some money for their projects and activities.
Barcelona Vintage Market is a monthly event where everyone can participate. With its free entrance and is amazing location, there you can enjoy shopping in the great Universitat de Barcelona. Entrance : Gran Via con Balmes.
Two Market Barcelona Second Hand takes place in Barcelona once a month. It´s a market with free access, free entry where any non-professional can expose and sell or swop all kind of objects (clothes, books, toys, domestic electrical etc…).
El Rastro de la Virgen is a market born in 2012, of recycled art, second-hand clothes and objects in the great calle de la Virge´s setting. The particularity of this market is that it´s hold from the neighbors association.
The Mercat dels Encants has existed for 7 centuries and is still attracting a lot of people. In 2013, the architect team B720 led by Fermín Vázquez built an amazing edifice of 2 stairs, outdoor but with a roof in order to protect the exhibitors.
There you can find all types of objects as new as old, homemade or high-tech and always at unbeatable prices. It´s also a good deal to find second-hand furniture or vintage, old discs and books and a lot of other products to decorate and furnish your flat at really reduced prices.