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Sant Antoni Market

Mercat de Sant Antoni

During the week, you can find in this market of Barcelona's Eixample Esquerra stalls outside selling all kinds of goods, from clothes and shoes to homewares … and, inside, gleaming displays of vegetables, fruit, fish and meat. On Sundays, second-hand books and stamps for collectors captivate the visitors to the historic Mercat de Sant Antoni which retains the architecture, vibrancy and charm of its origins.

The Mercat de Sant Antoni was designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias in 1882. Welcoming us inside, above the main entrance, is the Barcelona coat of arms, crowned by a bat, and a plaque showing the year the market was built. The metal structure, so typical of the markets built at the time, spans an interior that covers an entire block in Cerdà's Eixample district: an area large enough to contain the stalls that supply the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni.

One of the most beautiful and original elements is the gallery around the perimeter of the Mercat de Sant Antoni. Green tarpaulins provide walls and ceilings protecting the circular corridor where traders sell clothes and other goods throughout the week, while on Sundays shoppers fill their bags with books, stamps, comics and magazines. A walk around the market, especially on Sundays, is a long-established ritual among the locals and visitors who come to Sant Antoni, in search of a literary relic, to swap stamps or just to browse. At night, when the stallholders shut up shop, they put their goods into wooden drawers and the Mercat de Sant Antoni falls silent.

General details


Address: Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 1 (08011). Barcelona
Phone: 934 263 521
Web site: www.mercatdesantantoni.com
E-mail: info@mercatdesantantoni.com
Opening time: Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 8.30pm.


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Accessibility details


Sant Antoni Market has no architectural barriers. It is a wheelchair-accessible space run by the city council.
The market has an x-shaped ground plan: it is a four-armed structure that converges on a large central space with a dome. The market stands on a square plot of land bounded by four streets: Urgell, Tamarit, Manso and Borrell. There are four entrances, one on each of the sides, leading directly into each arm. There is an open-plan, spacious area around the market which holds the Sunday fair selling second-hand books and other collectors’ items, including old postcards, magazines, DVDs, video games, etc.

Motor impairment
Parking:
The underground car park is on levels -2 and -4. The reserved, signed bays for wheelchair users are on level -2, next to the lifts and adapted toilets.

Entrances:
The market has 16 access doors or entrances. They are all step free and wheelchair accessible. The automatic sliding doors are wide and made of glass.

Moving around inside the market :
The interior of the market is easy to move around. The aisles are wide and the floor is non-slip.

Toilets:
There are adapted toilets on level -2 of the car park and at the entrance on the corner of Urgell/Manso. You need a 50 cent coin or a token available from the information office (you need to show a till receipt from the market) to use them. The information office is open from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm and is located between stalls 92 and 96 (on your right when entering from Carrer Manso).

Last update: 31/07/2019

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