28 August 2011

Flea Mercat Sant Antoni

Finally remembered to go to the Sant Antoni flea market on a Sunday, instead of trying to go on the wrong day!

A flea market brings people of all ages walks of life together, but the majority of the people here were Catalans of different generations. It's the type of place to remind you that some traditions don't change, despite the continual drive of technology. The market also gives you a snapshot of people's lives, showing the collecting, reading and listening tastes of BCN residents both now and in the past.

Comics, football stickers and cards featured heavily, with some stalls attracting big crowds.

There were also a huge number of postcards on offer, including some great retro ones from Barcelona.

Many stalls featured books and there were a number with DVDs, mainly feature films and porn.

There were only a couple of stalls selling records, but alongside Punk, Catalan pop and West Coast house records from the late 90s, I found this for 3€.

Mercat Sant Antoni takes place every Sunday 08:00 - 15:00 at Ronda Sant Pau/Carrer Comte d’Urgell. Nearest metro is Sant Antoni (L2 - Purple Line).