Encants flea market and Fira del Bellcaire.
The Encants Flea Market is the biggest and most famous flea market in Barcelona, although here you can find either new products or antiques. Placed in Glories Square, the Encants exists since the XVth century and it is one of the oldest markets in Europe.
There are more than 500 professionals and merchants in a space of around 100m2 and the flea market receives nearly 100.000 visitors every week. So there is place for all sorts of products and goods that will fit everyone: from ancient furniture to fabrics sold by meters, electronics in general, high technology, crafts, etc.
Every month, the Encants organizes several events. If you are interested, you can find all information here.
Opening hours of the Encants
The Encants Flea Market opens every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00am to 8:00pm. It is best to go in the morning because in the evening it is possible that you find some of the stalls already closed.
Auctions take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 to 9:30am.
Els Encants: Other Useful information
The Encants were renovated a few years go, and place in a newer area protected from the rain. It is very easily accessible by public transport:
Subway/Metro: Glòries (L1) or Encants (L2).
Bus: H12, V21, 7, 92 and 192.
Tram: Glòries (T4, T5 and T6).
If you prefer to go by car, it may not be easy to find parking on the street, but there is a 24h parking in C/ Castillejos, 158, near market.