L'Arca

    L’Arca, formerly known as L'Arca del Avia, is tucked away on a winding street of the ancient Gothic quarter that is one of Barcelona’s favorite go-to streets for antiques. Best described by translating its name from Catalan, which means “Grandma’s treasure chest”, the store could easily be mistaken for a theatrical wardrobe. Most of the items are genuine antiques, carefully curated by the family owners who span three generations and previously ran a textiles factory on the same site. L’Arca was transformed into the shop you see today in 1980, and an original workspace remains hidden from view at the back and is now used for restoration and bespoke fitting services. Indeed, over the years it has attracted much publicity for hiring out unique vintage pieces for blockbusters such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Perfume and Titanic, whose costumes are proudly displayed in the front of the shop. From art nouveau jewelry, Victorian parasols and thirties flapper dresses to nineteenth century kimonos and ethereal lace wedding gowns, the store is certainly a delight for textile and history fans and a trove of hidden gems waiting to be discovered.Show lessRead more

    Banys Nous 20 , Barcelona



    10-2 & 5-8
    11-2

    Public Transport
    L3 (Liceu)
    L4 (Jaume I)

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