Peruse local markets for unique finds
Fresh produce, artisan cheeses, original art, and vintage books—all of these are best found in Barcelona’s markets. Vendors hawk the catch of the day and hand-made charcuterie and bread at traditional covered markets like La Boqueria and Santa Caterina. On weekends, artisans display original designs for art, accessories, and clothing in squares and pedestrian side streets around town. In the Plaça del Pi, painters sell works of art in a myriad of colors and sizes. Secondhand treasure hunters can barter for the best deal on old books, clothes, electronics, antiques, and collectors’ items at Els Encants and San Antoni flea markets. Come December, travelers can browse traditional holiday decorations and handicrafts at the Fira de Santa Llúcia.
By Chris Ciolli, AFAR Local Expert
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