Last october, 26 representatives of 8 cities from Europe and North Africa took part in a study visit to see how first-hand Barcelona manages its markets network. The delegations was made up of politicians and technicians responsible for markets in participating cities on the URBACT Markets project, an EU-financed programme aimed at sharing best practice between cities in Europe, and another EU-financed programme called Marakanda aimed at cities in the Mediterranean that want to develop their markets network.
The Markets Institute has begun drawing up the road map that will lead to the markets of 2025.
The new Encants Barcelona site attracts a lot more visitors to the market. The number of people visiting the market has increased from 90,000 a week at the old site to around 150,000 (counted during the week of 4 to 9 November) once the new installations opened at Avinguda Meridiana, 73.
Markets Two years' work have totally renovated all the stalls and the building, which has recovered its splendour.+ Videos on our YouTube channel.
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