Mercabarna-flor

Introduction to the sector

The Central Flower Market began operating at Mercabarna on 7 April 1984. Before that, the Market had, since 1964, operated out of carrer Lleida in Barcelona, ​​a space now occupied by the Lliure Theatre, building on a long commercial tradition of florists which began at the start of the 20th century in Les Rambles in Barcelona. 

On 21 April 2001, a devastating fire completely destroyed the market's facilities at Mercabarna and for seven years the wholesale companies operated from a temporary building next to the old one.

The new flower market, called Mercabarna-flor, opened in 2008 on a plot of 44,000 m2 located outside the Mercabarna precinct in the municipal district of Sant Boi, next to El Prat Airport.

The centre has three different sales areas (flowers, plants and accessories) adapted to the needs of each product, as well as a flower arranging school, training rooms, rooms for creating flower arrangements and a restaurant-cafeteria, among other customer services.

Market opening times

Hours of operation

Monday: 8 am to 13:30 pm

From Tuesday to Friday: 6 am to 13:30 pm

Saturday: 6 am to 10 am

Mercademostraciones

For more than 30 years Mercabarna, with the collaboration of the Mercabarna-flor Wholesalers' Business Association (AEM), has organised Mercademostraciones, a professional day where florists can discover the latest trends in flower arranging, especially designed for the Christmas season. Each year, the main Spanish flower arranging schools and the best flower arrangers from around the world meet at this event.

2016 Mercademostraciones

On November 20 will be held in Mercabarna-flor XXXIII edition Mercademostraciones untitled 'Mercabarna-flor opens to the world'. On this day will be presented the latest international trends in the flower sector for 2017, where Christmas will play an essential role.

The afternoon show will be borne by the three finalists of the European Cup of Floral Art 2016, the Catalan Eduard Maynegra; the Finland Pirjo Koppi and the Romanian Nicu Bocancea. Participation of Spanish and international schools of floral art, holding competitions for florists and wholesalers of the Market and conferences for professionals will be also important events of the program. 

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Mercademostraciones in other years

2015 Mercademostraciones

2014 Mercademostraciones

Business associations

Mercabarna-flor Wholesalers' Business Association (AEM)

  • Chairman: Miquel Batlle
  • Vice-chairman: Josep Reig
  • Address: Mercabarna-flor. Ctra. antigua de Valencia (B-204), 1. 08830. Sant Boi
  • Telephone: 93 556 83 10
  • Fax: 93 556 83 11

Children's campaign

Since November 2011 Mercabarna-flor, the Wholesalers' Business Association (AEM) and the Rosa Valls-formación training school have been running an initiative aimed at schools under the title "Flowers and Plants Every Day". The aim of this initiative is for the 600 schoolchildren who take part each year to discover the world of flowers and plants, become aware of the benefits they can have for our emotional well-being and recognise their importance, as well as learning to respect the environment.

The activity takes place in the Mercabarna-flor precinct itself so that the children can see, smell and handle the flowers and plants, and is led at all times by specialist monitors. They also take part in a flower arranging workshop where they learn to prepare a bouquet of flowers, which they can take away and enjoy at home.

More information on the 'Flowers and Plants Every Day' campaign

Contact

Market opening times

Hours of operation

Monday: 8 am to 13:30 pm

From Tuesday to Friday: 6 am to 13:30 pm

Saturday: 6 am to 10 am

Mercademostraciones

For more than 30 years Mercabarna, with the collaboration of the Mercabarna-flor Wholesalers' Business Association (AEM), has organised Mercademostraciones, a professional day where florists can discover the latest trends in flower arranging, especially designed for the Christmas season. Each year, the main Spanish flower arranging schools and the best flower arrangers from around the world meet at this event.

2016 Mercademostraciones

On November 20 will be held in Mercabarna-flor XXXIII edition Mercademostraciones untitled 'Mercabarna-flor opens to the world'. On this day will be presented the latest international trends in the flower sector for 2017, where Christmas will play an essential role.

The afternoon show will be borne by the three finalists of the European Cup of Floral Art 2016, the Catalan Eduard Maynegra; the Finland Pirjo Koppi and the Romanian Nicu Bocancea. Participation of Spanish and international schools of floral art, holding competitions for florists and wholesalers of the Market and conferences for professionals will be also important events of the program. 

Follow us on Facebook 

Mercademostraciones in other years

2015 Mercademostraciones

2014 Mercademostraciones

Business associations

Mercabarna-flor Wholesalers' Business Association (AEM)

  • Chairman: Miquel Batlle
  • Vice-chairman: Josep Reig
  • Address: Mercabarna-flor. Ctra. antigua de Valencia (B-204), 1. 08830. Sant Boi
  • Telephone: 93 556 83 10
  • Fax: 93 556 83 11

Children's campaign

Since November 2011 Mercabarna-flor, the Wholesalers' Business Association (AEM) and the Rosa Valls-formación training school have been running an initiative aimed at schools under the title "Flowers and Plants Every Day". The aim of this initiative is for the 600 schoolchildren who take part each year to discover the world of flowers and plants, become aware of the benefits they can have for our emotional well-being and recognise their importance, as well as learning to respect the environment.

The activity takes place in the Mercabarna-flor precinct itself so that the children can see, smell and handle the flowers and plants, and is led at all times by specialist monitors. They also take part in a flower arranging workshop where they learn to prepare a bouquet of flowers, which they can take away and enjoy at home.

More information on the 'Flowers and Plants Every Day' campaign

Contact