The new Encants of Barcelona (known by many as the “Encants Vells”) have today released a new location. After several years of construction, the new Encants are now in the Plaça Glories, at the confluence of Meridiana and Castillejos Street.
The old Encants of Barcelona (also called Fira de Bellcaire) is one of the oldest markets in Europe. It dates its origin in the fourteenth century, if not certain. He is a witness over commercial dynamism of our city. It is a single market for recycling and used equipment for sale.
The “Encants vells” or Fira de Bellcaire from Plaça de les Glòries in Barcelona, is one of the oldest markets in Europe. From the fourteenth century is an example of Barcelona‘s commercial dynamism.
Over 500 professionals and traders have made year after year, day after day, that this market of over 15,000 m2 and visited every week for 100,000 consumers, give output of all manner of old and new, handmade and high technology, provided surely with unbeatable price.
Some of the curiosities for sale can be found in the Encants are old and used furniture, antiques, vintage clothing, books and old records, collectibles, electrical equipment, machinery and appliances new and second hand, current broad product offering equipment and clothing, decor, home, hardware, etc..
Another of the most featured activities in Encants are auctions. The auctions took place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 9 AM. An auction that as an added curiosity, explain that has been done in hard until the day of closing the old location. In the new Encants the auction is held, but one of the new features is to be made in euros and later: from 8 to 9:30 am.
New Encants market
The new market is located in the old Bosquet dels Encants, at the intersection of Avenida Meridiana Castillejos Street, in the Eixample district, and has a total area of 33,306 m2.
The commercial solution proposal puts street level an important part of the commercial offering, consisting of establishments and auction activity, as well as certain services (offices, restaurants, restrooms, multipurpose room) but without any building that acts as a closure.
One of the most featured changes is the restoration. The previously regulated market only two bars. Now there are nine different dining options, from cutting-edge restaurants to “street food”.
The new Encants Vells extend their opening hours and will also open in the evenings, as they did until the late 80s. Will open only on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Also keep some holidays marked the opening of the year, especially around Christmas time. To maximize space on which no market trading activities and events organized some Sunday mornings, as thematic exhibitions collectibles, second hand clothes swap.