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Barcelona's Marvellous Markets

Take advantage of the destination's most interesting markets.

by Jessica Bowler

White Summer

Make a quick getaway from Barcelona to scenic Pals on the Costa Brava for the White Summer festival, a chic bohemian market and celebration of all things creative. Shop some of the most creative and exciting local designers whilst you also enjoy art, music, food, and wine. It doesn’t hurt that it all takes place close to the sea, so every so often you’ll feel a soft Mediterranean breeze and hear the crash of the waves.

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Palo Alto Market

A relatively recent addition to Barcelona’s market circuit, the Palo Alto Market has quickly made a name for itself. There’s a bit of everything here, from food and fashion to music and art, and even workshops. No matter what it is, you can expect it to be on the cutting edge of what’s cool. Open the first weekend of every month.

Related: London's Top Street Markets

Fira del collectiu d'artesans d'alimentacio

Held on the first and third weekend of every month (Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays), this market is the perfect place to pick up artisanal treats for yourself or to take home as a gift. There are many local products here, all of the highest quality. Around the corner there's an art market with artists showing off their finest work.


Mercat de Santa Caterina

Though the Boqueria is the most famous market in Barcelona, the Santa Caterina market in the hip Born district is just as good, if not better. Two advantages it has over its more famous cousin: a serious design pedigree (it was designed by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue) and an excellent eatery, the Cuines de Santa Caterina.


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