It is possible that, outside the city, the flea markets in Bilbao are not so well known but in recent years there is a large number of new markets that have gained popularity among locals, visitors and tourists. Currently, Bilbao hosts a range of different flea markets, where it is fun to get lost and where you can find really interesting objects to take back home with you.
Probably, the most important of all markets celebrated in Bilbao is the flea market Dos de Mayo. It is held the first Saturday of the month on the street with the same name. Here, you can find clothes and other second hand objects, such as books, vinyl, furniture and coins, amongst other things. You can also find new clothes as well as jewelry, handcrafted objects, accessories…
What you can get to buy is not the only attraction of this market. It has also gained a cool atmosphere that has made it become one of the favorite events among locals, every first Saturday of the month.
Undoubtedly, another of the best markets in Bilbao is the Sunday Market Bilbao. It held every Sunday and is known as the “market of pretty things.” In fact, the theme of the event is “passion for beautiful things,” which already gives you some hints of the things you can find here. Vintage clothing, decoration, cupcakes, food, music, crafts, art, flowers, retro furniture, antiques, toys, designer products, natural cosmetics… Everything you can imagine and all very cool.
The Open Your Ganbara is one of the most famous markets in the city. It takes place the last Sunday of each month in the old biscuit factory of Artiach. Here, it is common to find objects that may have come out of an old dusty storeroom, which is a real paradise for antique collectors. However, you will also find objects designed and created by local young artists.
The Flea Market of Plaza Nueva is one of those adorable locations that enchant its visitors. Many people attend this market every Sunday to walk around and buy an interesting object in one of its stands that include coins, stamps, antiques, books, music, flowers, household items, photography items, exchanging sports cards and even animals.
If you are passionate about plants and flowers you can not miss the flower market, which is celebrated every Sunday morning in Bilbao’s Arenal and where you can find all types of flowers, plants and seeds.
If you visit Bilbao with the intention of discovering its most important markets, we recommend that you stay at one of Petit Palace’s hotels in Bilbao. You will be able to comfortably visit the city’s main tourist attractions of, such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Hanging Bridge of Vizcaya.