Do you want a perfect alternative to beaches and bars? Today we propose a route of the summer markets of Girona and the Costa Brava that we like the most. Here you will find markets for all tastes with a wide range of options. Whether you are a lover of the latest trends in fashion, food, antiques or just want to feel like a true medieval troubadour, we’re sure you’ll find the market for you!

1. White Summer in Pals

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It is a unique market for hunters of trends in creative commerce, gastronomy and exquisite leisure. It is celebrated from August 5th to 27th, in Serres de Pals, in the middle of the rice fields of the Montgrí natural park. You can find from stores of the most exclusive brands to artisan stalls, food trucks, concerts and activities for all ages. A festival that celebrates the art of living!

2. Medieval Market in Castelló d’Empúries

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It is considered one of the best medieval markets in Catalonia and we have it nearby! A large number of stalls of artisans and merchants put up for sale their products of the time with the payment system of the medieval coin of the medieval city of Empúries, a mandatory requirement to be able to acquire all kinds of products from the county that are recreated . It is celebrated from September 8th to 10th.

3. MonEmpordà

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This is a itinerant market where you can buy local, organic and quality local produce directly from the producer. You will also find a space for art, workshops, conferences … Every day, after the market, you can finish your day with an ecological paella or fideuà made on the spot! Every 1st Saturday of the month in Rupià, every 2nd Saturday of the month in Corçà, every 3rd Saturday of the month in Verges and every 4th and 5th Saturday of the month in Torroella de Montgrí. In summer, the timetable is from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

4. Fira de la Ramona in Banyoles

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On summer Sundays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm you can enjoy a stroll in the pond while creators and artisans of different disciplines of the arts and gastronomy exhibit their works and products in different places. Between the Tourism Office of Banyoles and the Municipal Stadium Miquel Coromina i Morató.

5. Santa Market in Santa Cristina d’Aro

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During July and August from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am, this exclusive market is celebrated inside the Horse Club, which becomes a shopwindow for shopping, street food, drinks, daily concerts, DJs, workshops and family activities. Much more than a market!

6. Market Night of la Riba in L’Escala

Every Wednesday night during the month of August, L’Escala organizes the Market Night in la Riba area. From seven o’clock in the afternoon until twelve o’clock in the evening, there are about ten stalls installed by the sea where you can find accessories, proximity products, costume jewelery, fashion and very original vintage proposals.

7. Medieval Besalú

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During the first weekend in September, this unique medieval town returns thousands of years ago to transform its historic center into the old County of Besalú. These two days the whole town breathes the influence of the Medieval Fair: the streets, shops, buildings, walls. You will definitely feel as if you were back to the Middle Ages.

8. L’Encant de l’Empordà in Verges

It is celebrated on the strategic esplanade of the crossroads of Verges and it is a market of brocanters, emerging and vintage art that is a must for Sundays for lovers of antique furniture, vinyl, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, clothes and accessories, handmade products, etc. A market to go and explore.

We hope you enjoy the experiences we propose, stroll, explore, smell, taste and live the best summer markets of Girona and Costa Brava!