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Moving in

Where to find antiques in Barcelona

Written by Ana Petrusevski

The idea of moving house can be daunting but once you’ve found a place, decorating it just the way you like is what makes a ‘place’ into a ‘home’.


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An antique is a collectable object such as a piece of furniture or work of art. It can have a high value because of its age and quality; or it can be a shabby chic piece you fell in love with. Whatever the case, what matters is that once installed in your place it makes you feel at home!

There are a plenty of small antique shops on Carrer de la Palla near the Cathedral and Museu del Calcat near Plaça Nova. One popular long-standing member of the antiques trade is María Ubach Antigüedades.

María Ubach Antigüedades

María Ubach Antigüedades (nº. 10) is located in a 15th century building in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. The antiques dealer is packed with beautiful pieces dating back more than a few generations.Located at Carrer de la Palla 10, 08002 Barcelona – it’s opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am-2pm and 4pm-8pm.

Located at Carrer de la Palla 10, 08002 Barcelona – it’s opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am-2pm and 4pm-8pm.


This fab shop is stocked full of vintage items. The shelves are brimming with typewriters, telephones, tableware and more. You’ll find a variety of vintage maps, posters, clocks and a sprinkling of local art pieces as well as beautiful vintage furniture. The shop was opened by two Italians who now call Barcelona home.

Pay a visit to their Instagram feed for a dose of inspiration.


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Port Antic

Antique hunters should pay a visit to the Port Antic Markets. Located at the base of La Rambla under the monument of Christopher Columbus, they are held every Saturday. Here you’ll find old photographs, frames, oil paintings, records, shawls, cameras, vintage toys and other bits and pieces.

Prefer a guided tour?

Well then Lisa and Niki might be able to help, they are the founders of Antiques & Boutiques. The two life loving fashion designers relocated to Barcelona from London and Milan in 2007 and created Antiques & Boutiques. One of the services they offer are a city tour.

Interiors, art and fashion tour – for contemporary cutting edge art, bespoke ateliers, elegant art deco furniture stores or one off retro pieces, they can guide you to some of Barcelona’s coolest interior stores and art spaces.

Workshops and ateliers – hand picked and exclusively for you. An intimate journey to meet Barcelona’s most inspiring creators and artisans at work or at home in their studios and ateliers.

About the author

Ana Petrusevski

Ana Petrusevski is an Australian writer living and working in Barcelona.


  • As a person who is a fan of vintage because say a lot about history and culture. I am actually going to take a Spanish Language class. I am just fascinated with the language and since it is part of the Philippine history.

  • I would love to get to visit those shops myself someday. I’m currently looking for retro furniture pieces that I can put into my living room at home. Thanks for sharing this post. Nothing really beats the feeling that you get from having vintage pieces.

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