Barcelona, a photo a day

Fira Mercat de Bellcaire, aka Encants


I know: it says one photo a day. Well, today, we’ll do an exception. Rules are made to be broken, innit?
Anyway, before moving out of the area, I went back to this magical place which is the fira mercat de Bellcaire, the Encants flea market. Quite an amazing place, I suppose you can find pretty much everything there. Very old place, been around since the 14th century. Christopher Columbus wasn’t even born yet! Open 4 days a week, over 100.000 visitors a week…
Here is some of the things you can see and/or buy, from doorstoppers to matrasses, air guitars, clothes by the kilo, any doll ever made… And so much more!

Many of the stall owners hate photographers, so be careful when you go there, as they’ve been breaking some people’s cameras. Just play the part of the stupid tourist, as I usually do: it works.

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7 responses

  1. I wish I had known about this flea market. You never know what little treasure you might find.

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    July 31, 2010 at 3:19 am

  2. Thanks for giving us multiple views of a great place. Such fun to browse there, even via just photos.

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    July 30, 2010 at 7:13 am

  3. Els encants el mercado más antiguo de Europa. He tirado muchas fotos, tarea díficil, pues no les gustan que se les fotografie. Ya mostraré en la web.
    Saludos

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    July 29, 2010 at 8:53 pm

  4. I need a chair like that. NEED one. I hope you didn't buy a bunch of stuff you are going to have to pack when you move. That's what I did last time. DOH!

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    July 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm

  5. If you and Mandy should need more furniture in your new home, you know where to go 😉
    I would like to be a stupid tourist, wow!

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    July 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm

  6. Great fun. I particularly like that young woman with the bright tattoo.

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    July 29, 2010 at 11:20 am

  7. I love those sort of places,,,good stuff!

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    July 29, 2010 at 10:11 am

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