Barcelona is fast becoming one of Europe’s top destinations, perfectly situated between the mountains and the sea, its diverse neighbourhoods offer visitors a unique cultural experience. With a perfect balance of high end design, independent boutiques, showrooms , concept stores and ateliers, Barcelona remains a creative city with a strong craft heritage that is still being nurtured. Its mix of modern architecture and gothic charm make it both sophisticated and bohemian, a magical city.
Get to know Barcelona by visiting some of its most diverse and vibrant local neighbourhoods. Weave your way through the tiny back streets and alleys filled with local workshops, food markets, tapas bars, local boutiques and stylish vintage stores. The old town is a colorful & vibrant mix of culture and curiosities, from hidden museums and ancient ruins to some of the cities most urban and cool architecture. The barrio tour is a fantastic, fun and informal way to get to know the city. Each tour is custom made so let us know your interests and we’ll create a route especially for you.
Barcelona is a city synonymous with fashion and design making it the perfect shopping destination for the stylish visitor. We’ll share our secret address book with you and introduce you to some of our favourite boutiques hidden away in some of Barcelona’s most charming back streets. We’ll help you uncover the best in local design, visit ateliers and workshops where you can order custom made articles, find one off pieces of vintage clothing & accessories or antique jewellery. Take advantage of our personal shopping service to help you find the best looks and styles to suit your taste, style, shape and budget.
A tailor made adventure of epicurean delights!
Barcelona has a wonderful food heritage and culture with no end of small, authentic specialist stores selling local artisan food and wines. Our tour will take you to the bustling local food markets brimming with fresh seasonal produce, then amble through the historical city to find specialists in everything from cavas and cured meats to hand made chocolates and delicious patisseries. Whilst discovering local food culture we’ll stop off at some of our favourite tapas bars and cafes to sample the delicious wares.
Barcelona’s backstreets are the best place to uncover the city’s traditional heritage of artisan workshops and ateliers from the old man in his chandelier repair workshop to young designers and makers continuing the artisan tradition. Our tour is an inspiring journey through various barrios visiting these dedicated and talented makers. Weavers, potters, jewellers, furniture makers and tailors bringing Barcelona’s creativity to life and creating classic and contemporary pieces for the 21st century.
Barcelona has some wonderful designers specializing in or offering select bridal ranges within their boutiques, as well as an incredible selection of one of a kind of antique gowns. We offer a bespoke service with private appointments at specialist ateliers and bridal boutiques. You can find dresses dating back to the 1900’s, source unique and rare accessories or visit local design studios to find contemporary and timeless pieces. Highlighting local designers that use the highest quality silks and artisan methods to create often one off pieces, we can help you find a special dress for your wedding, or one that could be worn time and time again.
For contemporary cutting edge design, bespoke ateliers, elegant art deco furniture or one off retro pieces, we can guide you to some of the cities coolest interior design stores.Visit local design studios, workshops or concept stores and discover the best places for cool ceramics, glassware, lighting and other interior accessories.Whether you are on a research trip, redecorating your home or simply looking for inspiration, Antiques & Boutiques can custom make the perfect tour for you.
Take a tour around Barcelona’s diverse and renowned architectural heritage and discover Catalan culture through its historical buildings, urban development and modern architecture. This tour is guided by a qualified architect so you can let us know any particular areas of interest and we can put together a tailor made tour for you covering any aspects of the city’s architecture from its Roman core to its contemporary cutting edge design. Alternatively get in touch and let us suggest some routes for you.
Barcelona has a selection of wonderful antique and vintage stores scattered all over the city. From art deco furniture and lighting, to one off modernist masterpieces, unique vintage designer gowns or rare objects d’art. We’ll take you off the beaten track to local restoration studios and workshops and arrange private appointments if you’re looking for special pieces.From clothing and chandeliers to mirrors and magazines, you’ll find that Barcelona is a treasure chest of beautiful, well crafted memories of days gone by.