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Encants Market

Encants Market

The area around the Plaça de les Glòries is packed with surprises and attractions. In addition to the imposing presence of the Agbar Tower and world-class cultural facilities such as the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the concert hall, L'Auditori, and the design museum, the Museu DHUB, you can now enjoy the new market "Encants Barcelona", a mini retail world that is well worth discovering.

The city's old flea market, known as the "Encants vells" or Fira de Bellcaire, moved to the other side of the Plaça de les Glòries in September 2013. It now stands on a triangular site between Carrer Castillejos and Avinguda Meridiana. It is housed under a giant aluminium and zinc pergola with a mirrored ceiling that provides shelter for the hundreds of stalls and reflects the kaleidoscope of goods for sale and curious shoppers below.

The new ultramodern, open-sided structure is set out on different levels and embodies the authentic spirit of a second-hand, open-air market. The vendors' cries, the art of haggling and the stalls piled high with the most unexpected objects leave no room for nostalgia.

For collectors and bargain-hunters looking for the best price, the "Encants" offer a whole host of good buys. Antique furniture and tools, old books and records, second-hand clothing and accessories in the purest vintage style, intermingle with all kinds of goods, from antiques to the latest in lighting, taps and electrical gadgets. The bars and restaurants around the market are the perfect complement to the bustling atmosphere and give you a glimpse of the real Barcelona which knows how to blend tradition and modernity.

General details


Address: Plaça de les Glòries, s/n.
Phone: 932 463 030
Web site: www.encantsbcn.com
E-mail: info@encantsbcn.com
Opening time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 9am to 8pm.


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Accessibility details


Visual impairment
At the entrance of the market (from the Meridiana avenue), there is a tactile plan and model, labelled in print and braille. It also has audio information.
Guide dog Tactile elements Braille
Motor impairment
The market has no architectural barriers and it is accessible for wheelchair users. Some stores have a small step at the entrance, but in that case the owners themselves are ready to set a mobile ramp.
The different levels communicate through very soft sloping ramps, and pavement floor is non slippery.
Spaces are reserved for RMPs in the underground parking, and there are spacious lifts to street level and upper floors.
There are adapted toilets.

Last update: 25/08/2016

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