From rusty bikes and vinyl records to antique escritoires and rare books, flea market Mercat Encants is Barcelona’s ultimate vintage treasure trove.
This month, the market hosts Vintage in Barcelona, a two-day festival that is expected to attract 50,000 bargain hunters. As well as digging out authentic vintage clothes, furniture and other unique pieces in the vast sprawl of stalls, fashion fans can get creative in professional workshops or discover talented new designers as they show off creations inspired by bygone eras in the festival parade.
The program also includes dance, theater and live music, while kids will be kept entertained with creative activities, storytelling, face painting and more. Throw in tasty street food and DJ Oldies playing swing, soul and R&B and this festival is a celebration of all things retro – don the rose-tinted glasses and scout out some gems.