Barcelona is one of the few cities in the world to have a network of markets distributed in such a way that every neighbourhood has a market.
Beyond the contribution they make to the quality of life of citizens as promoters of a healthy balanced diet, Barcelona's markets are looking towards the future with the introduction of new services to meet the commercial needs of the 21st century.
And they also have an eye on the past, as the buildings in which they are housed are a reflection of the history of the city and its people.
FoodBarcelona's thirty-nine markets ensure that citizens are able to find everything under one roof. They are also a direct testimony of the history of the city and are being modernised so that they will be equipped to face the future.
Els Encants - Fira de Bellcaire (flea market), Les Flors de la Rambla (flower market), Els Encants de Sant Antoni (flea market) and the Dominical (Sunday book market) are another facet of Barcelona's markets.
Online purchase, home delivery, Wi-Fi areas, parking, left luggage service and information points are some of the extra services offered by many of the city's markets.
The intense commercial activity that has taken place in Barcelona since its early days has ensured that markets play an active role in the city's life, and at the same time have come to reflect the evolution of the city.