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La Carbonería Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 30

C. de Villarroel, Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona's Best-known Okupa House Barcelona  Spain

Barcelona's Best-known Okupa House

Covered 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.