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Mercantic (Sant Cugat): for lovers of antiques and vintage items

If you want to visit an authentic antique furniture market, Mercantic Sant Cugat is your best option. Since 1992, Mercantic has been an antique market that's still unmatched worldwide. Located in a former ceramics factory and due to its unique characteristics, it has become the protagonist at European level for all those lovers of art collections and vintage decoration. With nearly 12,000 square metres, its facilities include more than a hundred merchants who sell antique furniture daily. There are relics of all styles and different eras offered in these stores. In addition, you will also find different priced products from large expensive works of art to a more affordable variety of furniture. In this market not only will you find items for sale, but you can also enjoy entertaining workshops with topics as varied as handcrafts.

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The creator of Mercantic is Octavi Barnils, for whom it took more than ten years to restore the factory he inherited from his family into what is now the most successful antique market in the world, with more than 100 merchants trading there. 

Mercantic, as well as being open to the public every day, holds auctions every Saturday morning featuring a variety of antique items. Buyers come from different parts of the country to take part in this event where unique items from around the globe are auctioned. 

Every Sunday, the pictureque collectibles market is held. Also, the first Sunday of each month, you can see the arrival of vans unloading their products and visitors buying fresh produce right from the drivers. If you are a lover of the most unusual items, you shouldn't miss the first Sunday of each month, since this is the time when these goods reach Mercantic. As if that were not enough, on these Sundays you can also enjoy food and drinks in the snack bar on the market. 

Mercantic Sant Cugat is a cultural manifestation with unmissable live music. On a daily basis, many musical performances take place in this market so it's not only a place to buy antiques, but also an unforgettable experience to be had. Music, food, antiques: a real pleasure for the senses.

Go to Mercantic and enjoy a unique atmosphere. Only ten minutes from the centre of Barcelona, ​​you will find the best antiques market in the world.

See you in Mercantic!

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