La Carbonería Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 30
30 Carrer del Comte d'Urgell
Barcelona's Best-known Okupa HouseCovered in a very stylized graffiti of a massive tree, La Carbonería is the best-known Okupa house in town. Okupas are people that "occupy" abandoned buildings and spaces throughout Europe in an effort to protest the economic difficulties in obtaining a home, something that the okupas view as a right, not a privilege.
The building is near El Mercat de San Antoni, which is an edibles market during the week, but on Sundays has stands selling second-hand books, comics, movies, coins, collectible cards, stamps and magazines.