Top 10 Night Markets in Barcelona
Although going to the market in the morning or in broad daylight is a norm anywhere in the world, night markets in Barcelona begs to differ as they attract huge visitors even at night who likes to get a taste of the unique Catalan cuisine.
What makes Barcelona differ from other city or country is that some of these markets have amazing tapas bars inside the night market, making it pretty accessible for those looking for a cool place to dine in.
Make sure to include these night markets in Barcelona on your itinerary so you never miss all the fun and great food! Here you go!
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1. La Boquería
Did you know that La Boquería is considered as a landmark in Barcelona? This market is also one of the famous night markets in Barcelona located at La Rambla. It continues to be a tourist attraction today, where you can see hundreds of visitors every day.
Here, you can find various seafood, meat, fresh produce, cheese, oils, wines, international gastronomic products, and even a few tapas bars like the Pinotxo Bar. This place is usually visited by guests for late breakfast or early lunch tapas. La Boqueria is open from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
2. Mercat del Ninot
This newly renovated market in Barcelona is a one to look out for. It features a spacious corridor, local food, bright lighting, long hours and even a Wi-Fi. It is also known in the city where you can meet some of the city’s best food vendors selling some of the world’s tastiest food. You can sample anchovies and other fish delicacies when you roam around here.
The market is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
3. Fira Artesana
Head up, foodies: Fira Artesana, located corner of the Barri Gòtic, is a go-to place for anything organic and artisan cheeses. Locals flock down at this so-called “Honey Market” fair to get a taste and buy an array of cakes and honey-based treats that are one-of-a-kind in the city. It also overlooks at the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi.
It is usually held on the first and third Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
4. Santa Caterina
Nestled inside one of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona lies The Santa Caterina Market, a famous market which goes way back 1845. Its building is known for its colorful curved roofs which are said to be refurbished in 2005. This market offers local specialties, fruits, gourmet treats, and even traditional food stalls and sleek modern restaurants. To get a great view of the roof of Santa Caterina, you can head over at the Cathedral, and from there you’ll see its mosaic roof which can be considered as an architectural wonder.
Santa Caterina is open Monday to Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. and closes at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Fridays. On Monday, it closes at 2 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday.
5. Mercat de la Concepció
Unlike any other night markets in Barcelona, Mercat de la Concepció is known not only a market that sells vegetable, meat, and fish but is also a famous flower market in the city. It was built in 1888 in the center of Barcelona in the Eixample District and is also one of the oldest. Those who frequent at this market are the curious travelers and those who have a penchant with gardening. This is also open 24 hours a day so you’ll never have to worry rushing on visiting this place anytime.
6. Els Encants Vells
This one is the largest flea market in Barcelona and one of the oldest markets in Europe where you can’t only find pieces of jewelry and housewares but also hunt for unique vintage and antique goods. Revamped in 2013, it has this eye-catching mirrored canopy which attracts lots of tourists all around the globe. It welcomes almost 100,000 of visitors every week and is mostly there for a good bargain. Other things that are sold here include house appliances, electric bikes, textiles, cosmetics, mattresses, and even pet supplies.
7. Mercat de la Barceloneta
More than being a home to wide range of fresh products going from vegetables and fruits to meat and seafood, Mercat de la Barceloneta houses some excellent restaurants including Els Fogons and the Michelin-starred Lluçanès specializing in seafood dishes.
Spanning over 2,670 square meters, the market also has a car park, home delivery service, and a Caprabo supermarket.
On Monday to Thursday, the market is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., closes at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays.
8. Mercat de Galvany
Housed in a beautiful bricked building at the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi neighborhood, Mercat de Galvany is where you can find 70 food stalls, and an impressive display of high-quality products from cheese and charcuterie to spices and also sushi. It’s a standout among other markets in Barcelona as this one has a very nice surrounding.
It opens Monday to Saturday and closes at 2:30 p.m. every Monday to Thursday, but closes at 8:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.
9. Fira de Filatelia i Numismàtica
If you fancy coin, stamps, phone cards, old books, and other collectors’ items like plates of cava, pines, beans, and sugar cane, then this is the market you’re looking for. Located at Placa Reial, the market also sells old lamps, clothing, and more vintage items. Usually, the local police visit this place to have lunch and rest.
10. Mercat del Art de la Placa de Sant Josep
Other than the usual food we see in a Barcelona market, let’s not forget that the city is also brimming with night markets selling sorts of artworks featuring castes and Catalan landscapes painted using watercolors, which can be found here at 1. Mercat del Art de la Placa de Sant Josep. So head over at this place and meet talented artists in the area.It is open on weekends from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.