15/6/15

Els Encants Vells

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Barcelona

Encants Vells-Fira de Bellcaire was born from the merger of two medieval markets of deals that had very different histories and were united in the late nineteenth century: Encantes, known since the thirteenth century and the Fira de Bellcaire, born in the early nineteenth century.

In this market you can find all kinds of objects, both old and new, craft and new technology. A pairing of styles and offers that make it one of the most special markets that can be found in the city. Antique furniture, clothes and second-hand books, records, appliances … all this can be found in a total area of 33,306 m2.

But if something is special about Els Encants Vells is the public auction that takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 to 9:00 am; which makes it the only market with this sale modality in the entire Europe and worth seeing at least once in life, a market where the atmosphere of haggling and seeking the highest bid for the lots is palpable since the very beginning.

This market has evolved over the years, but has always been linked to its medieval origins, when families were selling things of the deceased to get some money for the widow or to pay debts. A market with a single and unquestionable history. Do not miss this experience on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00am to 08:00pm (7:00am if you want to see the auction) on Avenida Meridiana, 69. Omm Hotel & Spa Barcelona recommends you not to miss this experience where you can live the market environment of the medieval Barcelona.