The items to put on your ultimate Barcelona itinerary

Insider’s guide to Barcelona in Spain, ranked #18 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.

Insider’s tips

Helena Vinas
Marketing communications exec, Derby Hotels Collection

Barcelona’s charm and culture can be found in its many markets, from fresh food to flea. Some of the best are:


Full of colour, flavours, texture and fun, there are a lot more locals here (and less tourists) than Boqueria on Las Ramblas.

Concepció Flower Market

One of the oldest markets in the city, built in 1888 in the lovely Eixample District, Concepció overflows with lush greenery and heady blooms day and night.

Sant Antoni

Filled with locals, this is one of the biggest markets in the city where you can buy all kinds of collectables and second-hand goods in the outer ring and fresh produce at its heart.

Els Encants Vells

Beloved of Barcelonès, everything is sold here: new to old; second-hand and antique; clothes and food.


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