When people think of shopping trips on holiday, they tend to veer towards buying clothes or food. Whilst this might be great fun, and a fantastic way of experiencing some of the area's culture, it could also be a good idea to consider popping into a few antique shops too to see what you can find there.
The trick to doing this is to know where you are going before you try to find it. For example, there are many antique stores on Carrer de la Palla but, as the nearest metro stop is a few streets away, it would be easy to miss out on this great area.
If you're looking for somewhere a bit bigger, then why not take a trip to Passeig de Gracia, in the Eixample district, where there is a very big boulevard specialising in antiques. The metro stop is extremely close too, so you won't have to worry about getting there, or back.
For those of you who like browsing, there’s also a flea market at Port Vell on Saturday mornings, which is near the statue of Christopher Columbus at the foot of Las Ramblas.