Encants de Sant Antoni

Originally lining Avinguda del Paral·lel, the stalls of Encants de Sant Antoni flea market began to emerge in the vicinity of Sant Antoni Market at the beginning of the 20th century.

The stalls which, at the end of the 19th century, sold all kind of textiles on Avinguda del Paral·lel, were moved closer to Sant Antoni Market (itself officially opened in 1882 and designed by architect Antoni Rovira i Trias) at the start of the 20th century.

Hundreds of stalls, lining the whole of Carrer d'Urgell and spilling into Gran Via, Ronda de Sant Antoni and the area around the new market, made up the Encants de Sant Antoni flea market.

Over the years, many have disappeared. Today, Encants de Sant Antoni flea market consists of those stalls established around the food market and a few others on the nearby Carrers Tamarit, Manso and Borrell.

Sant Antoni Market is currently being remodelled in a project that will preserve its period features.

Architecture

The iron structure designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias is covered with a metal canopy, which goes all the way round the block and houses the Encants flea market and Sunday market stalls.

Year of construction: 1882

Type of building: detached

Alterations: currently being remodelled.

Detail market stop of the Charms of Sant Antoni