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Is there a fee to participate in different events or pop-ups at Espai X?

Generally yes, all events usually have a participation cost, depending on whether you want to be an exhibitor, sponsor, or collaborator.

What is the cost to participate in the events or pop-ups held at Espai X?

It depends on the event itself, its features, available spaces, opening days, attendance, complementary activities, promotion, signage, etc. Get in touch, and we will provide you with information!

Is it possible to share a spot at the events or pop-ups at Espai X?

Generally no, but it depends on the organizers/event managers.

Can multiple spots be rented at events or pop-ups at Espai X?

Yes, spots have a specific size, and it’s important to respect the limits of the space and the people nearby. If more space is needed, it’s possible to rent multiple spots in a row to create a larger area without any issues. Similarly, if you want to be close to a friend or have them next to you with a different brand, you can rent multiple spots together.

Is the spot rented with furniture?

It depends on the event, pop-up, or activity organizer, but generally, spots are always rented empty. Each person or brand has to bring their own furniture, decorations, and the products they are going to sell.

Do I have to set up and take down my product every day?

No, once the stand is set up, all furniture and products are left in place until the end of the event, pop-up, or action. The events and pop-ups take place in a venue, Espai X, a space that has alarm and 24-hour video surveillance when the event is closed.

Does Espai X have a storage area?

We do not have lockers or storage spaces. If you are an organizer/exhibitor in one of our pop-ups, it is your responsibility to manage the stock of your product in the space you have rented.

Can you choose a spot at the events or pop-ups at Espai X?

Usually, spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you make a reservation, the more options you have for choosing a spot.

Can you exhibit for just one day or select days at the events or pop-ups at Espai X?

Although this depends on the organization of each event or pop-up, participation is for the entire event, not for individual days.

Do I have to be present during all days of the event?

Whether you are an exhibitor or organizer, there must always be a responsible person present at the booth or event during opening hours.

Are all the events, pop-ups, or activities held at Espai X the responsibility of Mercado de Tapineria?

No, in our online agenda, you can check the events we have scheduled for the coming months. Thirty percent of the events, pop-ups, or activities on the calendar are produced in-house by the creative team at Mercado de Tapineria, while the remaining 70% are organized by external organizers and collaborators.

When approached to be an exhibitor at an event, the Tapineria team always assesses the project and recommends and provides information on all events that are compatible with the project based on brand aesthetics, budget, preferred dates, available spots, and alignment with the event’s philosophy.

In many cases, the same brand or project can participate in multiple events, both in-house and external.

How can I participate in the events or pop-ups at Espai X?

First, we should get to know what you do, so if you have social media, a website, or photos where we can see your product, we would appreciate it if you could share them with us via email. After checking that your product is compatible with the event or events, we would send you information about schedules, rates, available spots, etc. Next, you should read all the basic information about the event, and if you’re interested in formally reserving a spot, upon your confirmation, we will send you the contract for you to fill out/sign and return along with the payment receipt. After this, your participation as an exhibitor would be confirmed.

Can Espai X be rented for any type of activity?

Almost for any type! We cannot rent Espai X for after-parties, personal discos, rowdy celebrations, adult-themed activities, or for a ‘Big Brother’ style living arrangement.

What is the cost of renting Espai X?

It depends on what is planning to organize and the number of days. Get in touch with us, and we’ll provide you with details

How can I reserve a spot at an event or pop-up at Espai X?

Once you request the spot, confirm your interest in making the reservation, and receive confirmation of your participation, attendance will be formalized through the signing of the participation contract and the payment receipt.

How can I make the payment for the spot?

All the information for making the transfer or payment deposit can be found within the contract to formalize the reservation.

If I want to set up a permanent store instead of being an exhibitor at a temporary event or pop-up, what options do I have?

For those interested in having a semi-permanent or permanent store in the Mercado de Tapineria area, there is The Mercado, a concept store created for anyone who wants to open a physical store in the city center with reduced costs, affordable rent, and no worries about excessive contracts, insurance, construction and activity licenses, bureaucracy, exorbitant budgets, bank loans, etc. At The Mercado, we are looking for exhibitors, brands, and projects with a creative style, a product with a minimal environmental impact, and of high quality. If you think you might be interested in this rental option, where you only have to worry about setting up an attractive corner, bringing your product, and selling, get in touch!

What is the cost of having a permanent store at The Mercado?

It depends on the size of the space. There is a range of prices, depending on the area and square meters.

What additional expenses come with having a store in The Mercado?

None, you only pay the rent month by month. All supplies, WiFi, alarms, cleaning service, advice, and communication are included.

What are the opening hours of The Mercado?

At the moment, it opens from Thursday to Sunday. On weekdays, it’s open from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 16:30 to 20:30 , and on weekends from 11:00 to 20:30.

How are the premises of Espai X and The Mercado?

All the premises in Tapineria are street-level, featuring an industrial style with exposed brick walls and ceilings, complemented by large shop windows. They are also equipped with an alarm system, video recording, private restroom, bi-weekly cleaning service, air conditioning, heating, WiFi, background music, and LED lighting

What kind of communication is carried out at Mercado de Tapineria?

All our events, pop-ups, activities, gastronomy, permanent shops, etc., are supported by communication on our online channels: social media, newsletter, and website.

Can I access Tapineria by car with the new restricted access regulations in El Carmen?

Yes, once it’s confirmed that you will be an exhibitor, sponsor, or collaborator, either at Espai X or The Mercado, the Tapineria team will assist in processing the temporary permits needed to access the El Carmen neighborhood for a specific period determined by the Tapineria team and the interested party. To process the permit, certain information will be required, which will be requested a few weeks before your activity begins in the Mercado de Tapineria area.


Where is Mercado de Tapineria located?

Mercado de Tapineria is located in a vibrant area, right between Plaza de La Virgen, Plaza de la Reina, the City Hall, and the El Carmen neighborhood. We are right in the heart of the city’s old town 🙂

What is Mercado de Tapineria?

It’s a creative oasis in the heart of the city’s old town, comprised of four premises surrounding two pedestrian squares.

What premises make up Mercado de Tapineria?

Espai X, a venue that changes its content every week with events, pop-ups, and various activities.
The Mercado, a creative concept store featuring emerging projects, locally sourced products, minimal environmental impact, and high-quality goods.

and Bar&Kitchen y la Bernada, two gastronomic spaces for nibbling and enjoying the terrace ambiance.

Can pets access the premises of Mercado de Tapineria?

Yes, at Tapi we are pet-friendly. However, it depends on the size of your pet… Crocodiles, horses, brown bears, Komodo dragons, etc… we love them, but they can’t come in… due to size.

Do you have to pay an entrance fee?

No, Mercado de Tapineria is an open, inclusive environment, freely accessible to everyone from 0 to 1823976238942738 years old.

What are the opening hours for the different venues in Tapineria?

  • The Mercado:
    • Mon to Fri : 11:00 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 20:30
    • Sat and Sat: 11:0 to 20:30
  • Espai X: The opening hours depend on the specific pop-up, activity, or content, but generally from Thu to Sun: 11:00 to 20:00 PM.
  • Bar&Kitchen: Open from 9:00 to 23:00 every day.
  • La Bernarda:
    • Fri and Sat: 11:00 to 23:00
    • Sun: 11:00 to 16:00

Is there access for people with functional diversity?

Yes, all our premises are street-level and accessible.

Do the gastronomic spaces offer gluten-free, celiac-friendly, vegan, etc. food options?

Yes, both La Bernarda and Bar&Kitchen offer options for everyone.

Can you reserve a table at La Bernarda and Bar&Kitchen?

Reservations are not accepted in either of the two gastronomic spaces. Just come and enjoy!

Is it a comfortable and safe space for children?

Yes, all the premises of Mercado de Tapineria are around two pedestrian squares, creating a pleasant atmosphere with no vehicle traffic.

Is there any nearby parking, Valenbisi (bicycle sharing system), metro, or bus?

Yes, if you come by vehicle, the parking, Valenbisi, and the closest bus stops are at Plaza de la Reina, just 2 minutes away from Mercado de Tapineria.

Are the various activities in the program free of charge?

Mostly yes, but it depends on the organizer of the activity, the event, the type of activity, etc. The best thing to do is to check the online agenda for the specific activity you’re interested in to see if it’s paid, what the date is, and how to pay.

Are there activities for children?

Among the various specific activities you can find at Mercado de Tapineria, there are activities intended for children, for adults, and suitable for both. Check our agenda for more information!