Mercat de l'Abaceria Central

Abaceria Central Market

Mercat de l'Abaceria Central

Travessera de Gràcia, 186
08012 Barcelona
Tel. 932136286

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday:  7 to 14:30 h. and 17:30 to 20:30 h.
Fridays: 7 to 15 h. and 17 a 20:30 h.
Dissabtes: 7 to 15 h. and 17 to 20 h.


About Mercat de l'Abaceria Central

The history of the the Abaceria Central goes back to the end of the 19th century when a few market stalls set up in the the Plaça de la Revolució in the old Vila de Gràcia.

In 1892, the market was moved to its current site where it was initially named Mercat de l'Isabel later Mercat de la Revolució until it finally took on its current name of Mercat de l'Abaceria Central.

Just like many other Barcelona markets from this period, the outer structure is metal with brick walls and the layout consists of  central nave and two lateral aisles.

As I said before, the covered market dates from 1892 but the structure we see today was rebuilt and restored in 1965 and there are currently plans for another much needed restoration.

The market is located on the old Roman road of Travesserra de Gràcia and is surrounded by various pedestrian streets leading up to the Plaça de la Revolució and across tp Plaça de la Virreina.

The market itself and the area around it is full of multicultural shops and restaurants and has a great atmosphere to it.

As is the case with all Barcelona food markets, you’ll find a fantastic choice of vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, cheeses and herbs at the Abaceria Central.

Furthermore, given the cosmopolitan feel of the neighbourhood, here's Japanese sushi and fresh pasta, an Iraqi grocer selling food and drink from the Eastern Mediterranean.

You should also check out the second-hand bookstall where all the books, including some in English, are priced at €1 as well as three bars, all of which sell food prepared with ingredients from the market.

Getting There

Yellow Line 4 - JOANIC
Exit Carrer de Pi i Margall

Get off at Travessera de Gràcia-Torrent de l'Olla
Get off at Travessera de Gràcia-Torrent d'En Vidalet

Line: 39
Get off at Torrent de l'Olla-Penedès

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