The sixth edition of International Markets Week sees the city’s markets open up to the general public with a wide array of cultural activities, gastronomy, recreation and family fun.
Highlights include the tapas night at the Mercat del Guinardó and the 50th anniversary of the Mercat de Vall d’Hebron (18 May), and a communal botifarra sausage meal at the Mercat de les Tres Torres (25 May).
Other activities include a workshop on reuse by chef Jaume Brichs at the Mercat d’Hostafrancs (25 May) and another on healthy fruit juices at La Boqueria (20 May).
Families will also be able to share activities such as the show Màgia d’aprop (18 and 25 May at the Estrella and Santa Caterina markets).
Culture also plays its part at the archaeological section of the Mercat de Sant Antoni, which will be offering a cycle of poetry reading at its Sunday market and the theatre play Lisístrata, as well as taking part in Museum Night.
Solidarity also has a place among the activities, with a comic workshop on social exclusion at the Mercat de les Corts (25 May).