This last weekend we went to the sixth edition of the Festivalet, an independent handmade market that takes place in Barcelona every December. This year, due to its growing mass of fans, they moved to the Museu Maritim de Barcelona (Barcelona’s old shipyard) a bigger and amazing location which can fit better visitors (not so long queues) and vendors (more space between stalls).
Don’t tell Damaris, but Biel and Santa get almost all of her presents on etsy and El Festivalet. I think Biel gets more discount than Santa because of his wooden handmade condition, what a rascal!
The market is divided into four main sections: products, material, food and publications; each one with a curated selection of independent sellers. Some of them are one of our illustrators/crafter favs, like Little Atae (twin peak brooches, genius!), depeapa (a classic of our christmas gifts), Le Petit Pot (with her cute animal shaped gift wraps) or the fashionable guys from Après Ski.
After two hours checking every little booth on the market (and taking some pics of the trendy sellers), we ended our adventure eating a donut from the Lukumas stall, probably the best donuts in town. They have a little café in Gracia District, don’t miss it if you are visiting BCN and eager for a donut!
Let’s finish our imaginary donut and follow us into one of the coolest Barcelona markets of the year!
This year the location was amazing. Look at the archs of the building!
Don Fisher blew the market away with his handmade fish-shaped bags (ok, that beard had something to do with it as well)
Santa kept an eye onto that felt ball for cats (thinking about Juno, although Damaris inside the felt ball could be a good post).
One of the things I like more about El Festivalet are the sellers, all of them were so nice to chat and taking pictures.
This seller was drawing portraits live for (only) 8€ each one.
Looking at the result I think for the next edition we should ask him for a couple drawing, don’t you think? We have an entire year to think about it, see you next year Festivalet!