Barcelona Markets

A Focus for Local Community Life

One of the true delights of living in Barcelona are its wonderful food markets, which not only guarantee healthy eating but also act as a focus for local communities.

With a total of 39 Barcelona Markets, the Catalan capital is one of the few major European cities that can boast a local market in almost every neighbourhood.

I, for one, feared for their survival as more and more supermarkets sprang up in the 1990s but the Mercats de Barcelona network has adapted to modern needs with the introduction of new services, such as home delivery, online shopping and free parking.

Furthermore, many of the market buildings date back to the late 19th century and the birth of Catalan modernism and as they form part of the patrimony of the city, the Ajuntament has created a number of itineraries that show the cultural and historic value of the Barcelona markets.

Many of them have recently been completely refurbished or there are plans to do so in the near future so this crucial feature of Barcelona life has a bright future ahead.

Whether you have just come for a short stay in Barcelona or you are thinking of buying property in Barcelona, I always recommend booking and looking close to a neighbourhood market for a more authentic local experience.


Alphabetical List of Barcelona Markets

  1. Mercat de l'Abaceria Central
  2. Mercat de la Barceloneta
  3. Mercat del Besòs
  4. Mercat del Bon Pastor
  5. Mercat de la Boqueria
  6. Mercat de Carmel
  7. Mercat del Canyelles
  8. Mercat de Ciutat Meridiana
  9. Mercat del Clot
  10. Mercat de la Concepció
  11. Mercat de l'Estrella
  12. Mercat de Felip II
  13. Mercat de Fort Pienc
  14. Mercat de Galvany
  15. Mercat del Guinardó
  16. Mercat de la Guineueta
  17. Mercat d'Horta
  18. Mercat d'Hostafrancs
  19. Mercat de Les Corts
  20. Mercat de Lesseps
  21. Mercat de la Llibertat
  22. Mercat de La Mercè
  23. Mercat de Montserrat
  24. Mercat del Ninot
  25. Mercat de Núria
  26. Mercat de La Marina
  27. Mercat de Poblenou
  28. Mercat de Provençals
  29. Mercat de la Sagrada Familia
  30. Mercat de Santa Caterina
  31. Mercat de Sant Andreu
  32. Mercat de Sant Antoni
  33. Mercat de Sant Gervasi
  34. Mercat de Sant Martí
  35. Mercat de Sants
  36. Mercat de Sarrià
  37. Mercat de Les Tres Torres
  38. Mercat de La Trinitat
  39. Mercat de Vall d'Hebron

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