|When||April 1-2, 2017|
|Cost||EUR 3 entry|
|Where||Pellaires 30; 08019 Barcelona
|Metro||Selva de Mar [L4], Poblenou [L4]|
Non-locals may shake their heads at not only having to queue – thirty minutes, up to an hour at its worst – but also pay an entrance fee, just for the privilege of getting in. And this is not a concert, not an art show or even a night club. No, just a vintage market with, you know, stuff that you can, like, buy.
Many locals shake their heads too, yet still turn up at the monthly Palo Alto Market to browse, socialize and, in particular, eat and drink. Held in a former Poblenou factory that serves as creative hub and office space during the week, this event packs the grounds and gardens not just with arts, crafts and clothes vendors, but also DJs, drinks stands and plenty of good food trucks.
So once inside, stop shaking and enjoy. It’s actually a very nice way of whiling away a weekend afternoon. Start off by grabbing a vermut to stay hydrated, and once you’ve seen enough of the vendors – there’s lots of decent stuff and gift ideas on offer – go grab another before joining the lines for the food.