One of the most colourful streets in edinburgh has to be victoria street 😍
i love finding colourful streets on my travels - we found a gorgeous one in glasgow as well! people should definitely always paint their houses (or shopfronts) in pretty colours because it just makes everything better 😁
victoria street dates back to 1829 when they were improving the old town as access from grassmarket to castlehill was via the west bow, a very steep and narrow lane. victoria street was designed by architect thomas hamilton and the buildings were built in an old flemish style.
often known as ‘edinburgh’s diagon alley’, it’s thought that victoria street was inspiration for jk rowling. there are lots of harry potter locations in edinburgh and this is just one of them! you can also find the official harry potter store at diagon house, which replaced robert cresser’s brush shop, a very dickensian store that was operation from 1873 to 2004 😁
victoria street is a haven of independent stores, including bookshops, art galleries and even a cheesemonger. definitely a must visit!
have you heard of or seen this street before? 🌈
Te gustan los mercadillos? el mercado de els encants se ha convertido en una institución en barcelona, y es que lleva activo más de 200 años.⠀⠀
el moderno edificio que ves hoy, inaugurado en 2013, recibe aproximadamente 100.000 visitantes todas las semanas. dentro hay algún que otro bar, pero sobre todo pequeñas tiendas. aun así, el gran protagonista del nuevo mercado es su diseño, especialmente llamativo por su techo cubierto por espejos. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
📍 carrer de los castillejos, 158 ⠀⠀
🗿 flea market⠀⠀
😍 go on a treasure hunt!⠀⠀
⭐ second-hand paradise⠀⠀
🇬🇧 ever been to a flea market? els encants is the go-to flea market for the locals. it’s the spot everybody knows—sticking around for more than 200 years has its perks.⠀⠀
the modern market you’ll see today was first opened in 2013 and gets some 100k visitors every week. you’ll find a few bars inside, but mostly small shops with pretty particular items. the mirror ceiling of the market is the star of the show, definitely worth a couple of shots!⠀⠀