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5 Friends Open an Antique Store

Walking around Barcelona is a great past time. One of the rewards of just wandering around aimlessly is finding little treasures that would never be found otherwise. During one of my wanderings with my wife, we happened upon a relatively new antique store.


When I say new, it only opened up 8 months ago in this location, but the owners have each been dealing in antiques separately for over 20 years. And by looking at the place you’d think it had been there for hundreds of years. This antique store has no name and is owned by five friends; Jordi, Jordi, Iñaki, Luis, and Jaume. From the outside there is only a blank spot on the wall where the sign of the previous store used to be. The item that caught my wife’s attention was the big trunk in the entry.


The trunk brought us in, but everything else kept us there for over an hour and when we asked if we could come back and take pictures, and they said yes.

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My favorite were all of the crates in the store. I would love to place them across an entire wall to give my wife a great set of shelves.





Next, I was fascinated with the collection of glass bottles.





Old divided-light window frames changed into mirrors scattered throughout the store.




Then there is just something for everyone.







If you’re ever in Barcelona in the Glorias area, stop by this unmarked treasure, now that I’ve given you this treasure map on the video.  Or click here, and stop by and say hi to these guys.


If you really like something you see, send me a message and maybe I’ll see if it’s still there for you and we’ll see what we can do to get it for you. Also, one of the friends does have a website where you can see some of the other items they sell at at Arquera Books.

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  • DeLane Davidson March 15, 2013, 12:03 am

    Awesome! That would be fun to visit very day, to find new (old) things! Thanks for sharing!

  • Cousin Carol March 15, 2013, 3:46 pm

    there are two book, both off white underneath that blue wood thing, and I’m wondering how much they cost since they are in really almost new condition, and what their titles are, and also the ‘green books’ across from those, and the newer-looking ‘dark black-like book above, and those ‘red books’. If they are of some good reading, my Rachell speaks and reads, and teaches Spanish and she might like to have them — if they aren’t too rich for my blood as a gift for her.
    (Spanish Education Minor from BYU).

    Thanks. Please let me know. :-)

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