1. Fira de Santa Llúcia (mercadillo navideño)
December 13th is the feast day of Santa Luca, patron saint of fashion designers and blind people, who gather at the Santa Llcia chapel in the cathedral to pay their respects. Outside the cathedral you'll find market stalls selling Christmas goods like trees, decorations, nativity scenes and sweets. Alongside them are other stands where you can buy various festive arts and crafts that make great presents for friends and family. The atmosphere is joyously festive but it is best to avoid weekends when there are simply too many people. Admission is free.
Address: Plaça de la Catedral Barcelona 08002
Opening hours: 10am-8pm daily
Telephone: +34 93 368 9730 (tourist office)
Neighbourhood: Gothic Quarter, Raval & La Ribera
Nearest train: Jaume I

2. Fira de les Palmes
Stalls are set up in the middle of the Rambla de Catalunya and in the Plaça de la Sagrada Familia on the three days before Palm Sunday to sell palm fronds and other greenery. It is traditional for godparents to offer the palm fronds to their godchildren, who then take them to mass on Palm Sunday to have them blessed. The stalls also sell candy and household decorations and this whole area becomes a pleasant place to come and stroll around to enjoy the last few days before Easter. Free event. Dates: 10-12/04/03
Address: Rambla Catalunya Barcelona 08002
Telephone: +34 906 427017
Neighbourhood: Gothic Quarter, Raval & La Ribera
Nearest train: Provença / Sagrada Familia

3. Mercat de Sant Antoni
Neighbourhood market with books as well
A famous market in Barcelona that retains its traditional building frame. In the central dome you'll find stalls selling fresh fish. From this point there are a series of hallways where you'll find all the other delicacies: cod, fresh fruits and vegetables, butcher's stalls, poultry, nuts, cafés, and more. And despite all this there are a few un-rented stalls. Entrance by any of the four streets that encircle the market. On Sundays, the streets around the market fill up with stalls selling used books and magazines or where you can exchange picture cards.
Address: Comte d'Urgell, 1 Barcelona 08011
Opening hours: 8am-2.30pm & 5-7.30pm Mon-Fri; 8am-2.30pm Sat
Telephone: +34 93 4234287
Neighbourhood: Poble Sec & Sant Antoni
Nearest train: Sant Antoni

4. Mercat del Llibre Vell i d'ocasió
"Organized by the Catalunya Booksellers' Guild, this market is where you'll find rare and out-of-print books of all kinds. The market is held once a year during the second fortnight in September and the first fortnight in October. You'll see many out-of-print books and lots of bargains, and it's enjoyable just to come and browse through the huge range on offer. In addition to books, there are magazines and other collector's items for sale. Admission is free. September.
Address: Passeig de Gràcia Barcelona 08007
Opening hours: Varies; call for details
Telephone: +34 93 3187995
Neighbourhood: L'Eixample
Nearest train: Passeig de Gràcia

5. Fira de llibres d'ocasió
The second-hand book fair that takes place in Mercat de Sant Antoni every Sunday attracts all sorts of people. You'll see families that have just come to browse amongst the books, posters and postcards as well as adolescents looking for a specific software programme and intellectuals searching for obscure reference material. It is a meeting point for different worlds, a place to dream and enjoy. Come early, because by midday there are so many people you will not get close to the stalls. Admission is free.
Address: Mercat de Sant Antoni Barcelona 08015
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +34 93 368 9730 (tourist office)
Neighbourhood: Poble Sec & Sant Antoni
Nearest train: Sant Antoni

6. Record Collector's Fair
Catalunya Rdio, in the form of well-known music-lover Jordi Tard, organizes this second-hand music fair where you'll find all sorts of records, tapes and CDs. You can even bid in auctions for personal effects belonging to famous singers. There's a great atmosphere and you might find something that'll become a collector's item in the future. It's one of the largest fairs of its kind in Europe and there are live concerts on the opening night.
Address: Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina, 1 Barcelona 08034
Opening hours: 11am-9pm daily
Telephone: +34 93 233 20 00
Neighbourhood: Montjuïc
Nearest train: Espanya

7. Fira d'Antiquaris
When you reach the cathedral square, you'll see lots of little stalls and stands with brown sunshades and throngs of people. This is the Antique Fair, which sells wooden furniture, toys, books, jewellery, clothes and much more. This very interesting fair is the sort of place where you inevitably end up buying something. Though at first vendors can be reluctant to accept bargains, often you will find that sooner or later one of them will budge slightly to allow both vendor and buyer to end up happy. Aside from being a thoroughly enjoyable experience, a trip to this fair is also a fantastic way to find all sorts of presents.
Address: Plaça de la Catedral Barcelona 08002
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Thurs (not August)
Neighbourhood: Gothic Quarter, Raval & La Ribera
Nearest train: Jaume I

8. Barcelona's weekly stamp and coin market
Every Sunday morning, the Placa Reial becomes the setting for Barcelona's weekly stamp and coin market. This lovely square, with its elegant statues, swaying palm trees and handsome arcades, is a fine location for browsing or buying. Although the material offered is mainly Spanish, a few traders offer stamps from beyond Iberia.
Placa Reial, Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

9. Els Encants
Early starters will find the treasures amongst the scrap, jumble and confusion at this real flea market.
Els Encants, Placa de las Glories (Metro Glories).
Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat 09.00-17.30 (Winter) and 09.00-18.00 (Summer).


1. Galería Brok
This is a classic in Barcelona and it is probably one of the best ancient art galleries. It specializes in selling all kinds of antiquities and it has interesting collections including old paintings. However, it is deservedly prestigious because of the beautiful furniture you can buy there. They sell pieces of furniture of Catalan origin such as chests of drawers, large chests, dining-room sideboards, etc. They also offer pieces from England and France such as chests, wardrobes and Louis XV chairs. In short, this gallery is rich in valuable and tastefully selected pieces.
Address: Pau Claris, 167 Barcelona 08037
Opening hours: 9.30am-1.30pm & 4-8pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +34 93 2155535
Neighbourhood: L'Eixample
Nearest train: Passeig de Gràcia



1. Amsterdam Plein
An alternative way of dressing is wearing second-hand clothes. This shop specialises in retro, used clothing for a generally young clientele. Their stock ranges from bell-bottomed jeans, jackets, overcoats, blouses, shirts, skirts and dresses. There's something for everybody. They also have a good selection of new, more formal clothes for those who don't like the idea of used clothing, as well as bijouterie and accessories to fill every drawer and nook of your wardrobe.
Address: Plaza Nueva, 11 Bilbao 48005
Opening hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat; midday-3pm Sun
Telephone: +34 94 4158872
Neighbourhood: Casco Viejo
Nearest train: Casco Viejo
URL: www.bilbaoweb.com/amsterdamplein

2. Unión Recycling
This shop situated in the city's old quarter specialises in fixing up and selling second-hand clothes. Lovers of clothing with an antique flavour will find everything they want here, from jeans to fur-lined coats, suede and leather jackets, shirts and jumpers. They have a large selection of clothes from the sixties and seventies available, and all their garments are treated with special products so that although they are second-hand they'll last as though they were new.
Address: Somera, 18 Bilbao 48005
Opening hours: 10am-1.30pm & 4.30- 8pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 94 4156210
Neighbourhood: Casco Viejo
Nearest train: Casco Viejo

3. Carlos Laucirica
In this antiques shop in the city centre, near the Indautxu commercial district, you'll find all sorts of fabulous chairs, bureaus or desks from the 18th and 19th centuries. They sell other valuable items, as well, such as French, English or Italian paintings from these same two centuries. This refined and sophisticated shop caters for those fortunate enough to know how to appreciate these items and also have the money on hand to buy them.
Address: Plaza San José, 3 Bilbao Vizcaya (Bizkaia) 48009
Opening hours: 10.30am-1.30pm & 4.30-7.45pm Mon-Fri; 10.30am-1.30pm Sat
Telephone: +34 94 423 6176
Nearest train: Moyúa. Bus: 13, 18, 26, 27, 38, 56, 76, 77

4. Filatelia Ajuriaguerra
This haven for coin and stamp enthusiasts caters to everyone, from beginners to the experienced collector. Browse through their extensive stock and find the stamp of your dreams. Stamps are not the only thing on offer here, however. They have very interesting coins as well as a lovely collection of cinema programmes, posters and film star pin ups.
Address: Juan Ajuriaguerra, 19 Bilbao 48009
Opening hours: 10am-1.30pm & 4-7.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1pm Sat
Telephone: +34 94 4238067
Neighbourhood: Plaza Moyua
Nearest train: Moyua

5. Jorge Portuondo Wakonigg
This is one of Bilbao's most expert and prestigious antiquarians, in whose shop situated in the middle of an upmarket area of the city you will find authentic gems of antiques. The place is packed with art and has a continually changing selection of 18th century furniture, with an outstanding collection of writing desks, tables and chairs. There are also many beautiful decorative objects made of silver, bronze or porcelain, all of which are of exquisite taste and unquestionable authenticity. This is an obligatory stop for experts and lovers of antiques.
Address: Marqués del Puerto, 12 Bilbao Vizcaya (Bizkaia) 48008
Opening hours: 10am-1.30pm & 4-8pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1.30pm Sat
Telephone: +34 94 415 0189
Nearest train: Moyúa


1. Mercado de Ruzafa
The Ruzafa neighborhood is one of the oldest in Valencia. Today it is flanked by two large streets, Avenida del Anitguo Reino and Avenida de Peris y Valero. The nucleus of this popular Valencian neighborhood is without a doubt its market, located in the Plaza Baron de Cortes. In this bustling marketplace the neighbors come together daily to buy fresh products that come from the farms outside the city. Near the market there is an open air "flea market" every Monday morning where you can find old and new clothing, shoes, handbags, plants, tablecloths and a bit of bijouterie.
Address: Plaza Barón de Cortés, s/n Valencia 46006
Opening hours: 7am-3pm Mon-Thur; 7am-7pm Fri; 7am-4pm Sat
Telephone: +34 96 3744025
Neighbourhood: Quatre Carreres
Nearest train: Bus: 6, 7, 8, 14, 15

2. Rastro (El)
The Valencia Rastro (flea-market) offers a wide selection of things to buy, ranging from antiques, paintings, furniture, decorative objects and collectibles to the odd or even bizarre object. All of the items on sale at the various stalls are obviously second-hand. The clientele is mixed, in terms of age, class, etc., because of its wide range of merchandise. As is the norm in these types of markets, the prices are generally not set; you have to bargain with the vendor and try to reach that happy medium.
Address: Plaza Luis Casanova, s/n Valencia 46010
Opening hours: 9am-2pm Sun & holidays
Neighbourhood: Pla de Reial
Nearest train: Facultats


1. Futurama
This store is the Mecca of comics in Valencia. If you are looking for a rare or difficult to find edition, Futurama is the place to come. When you go into Futurama, you'll wish you had as much money as Bill Gates. The first thing you see is a lot of big boxes with old comics inside, organised by series: Conan, X-men, Dragon Ball, and many more. On the walls are shelves filled with books, full-size comics and, above these, complete series at affordable prices. In front of the counter, you'll find examples of the most recent comics. If you want to get rid of your collection, you can also sell your old copies here.
Address: Guillem de Castro, 53 Valencia 46007
Opening hours: 9am-2pm, 5pm-8pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 96 351 9188
Neighbourhood: Extramuros
Nearest train: Angel Guimerá

2. Ropero
You'll find this colourful second-hand clothing shop in central and busy San Vicente Street, near Plaza del Ayuntamiento. It sells both old and new items, primarily for a young market.
Shirts, T-shirts, trousers, tops, jeans and even leather jackets and coats (in winter) are some of the items on offer. There's also a nice selection of bijouterie and decorative objects, the type you'll find in the stylish flea markets that are so popular with visitors here in Valencia.
Address: San Vicente, 25 Valencia 46002
Opening hours: 10am-2pm & 5-8pm Mon-Fri; 10am-2pm Sat
Telephone: +34 65 585 0282
Neighbourhood: Old Quarter
Nearest train: Bus: 19, 10, 4

3. Antigüedades y Decoración
Antique buffs and French-style fans in particular could not find a better place for their purchases than this fantastic shop. Here at Antigüedades y Decoración you will find the best pieces of French and Spanish furniture, including Louis XVI reproductions, rugs and original pieces. The large window display is just a sneak preview of what they offer inside, a treasure trove for those who know how to value style, quality and good taste. They also sell modern designer items along with antiques and all at fair prices considering the quality. This shop is a good place for those special purchases.
Address: Plaza Profesor Tamarit Olmos, s/n Valencia 46010
Opening hours: 4.30pm-8pm Mon; 9am-2pm & 4.30-8pm Tue-Fri; 9am-2pm Sat
Telephone: +34 96 362 8802
Neighbourhood: Pla de Reial
Nearest train: Bus: 71, 81

4. Antigüedades Ábaco
A walk through Valencia's old quarter can make you believe that time has stopped, and the antique shop, Ábaco, seems to have preserved the best of long ago. The blue walls in this wonderful shop's interior create the perfect contrast with the warm wood of the furniture on hand, including a valuable chaise lounge and various French pieces. They don't only have furniture, however, but also beautiful ceramics from the 18th and 19th centuries. Prices will vary greatly depending on the item, and some are simply priceless.
Address: Purísima, 5 Valencia 46001
Opening hours: 9am-2pm & 4.30-8pm Mon-Fri; 9am-2pm Sat
Telephone: +34 96 391 7150
Neighbourhood: Old Quarter
Nearest train: Bus: 5B



This gallery was founded on 1987, specialized in Spanish painting of centuries XIX and XX and in English furniture of the XVIII and XIX. Given to prestige and seriousness reached in these years, he causes that the private collectors trust their works of art for their sale, which is translated that always there are very diverse objects.

(34) 986430744
(34) 629257717
Fax (34) 986227455
Адрес: Galería
c/ Velázquez Moreno, 20 galerías
36202 VIGO España
Склад: c/ Marqués de Valladares, 37
36201 VIGO España

Гран Канария

1. Mercadillo de Vecindario
Every Wednesday throughout the year, the main square in Vencindario turns into a spectacular and traditional market, visited by people from all over the island, in particular from the south. If you're just passing by, this market is a realy must. Here you can buy, among other things, handicrafts, clothes and food. In fact, you can buy clothes from previous seasons at a very good price from the shopkeepers, who buy them by the kilo from wholesalers. You will also find products straight off the farms at a very low price.
Address: Plaza de Santa Rafael Santa Lucía de Tirajana Gran Canaria 35110
Opening hours: 8am-2pm Wed
Neighbourhood: Santa Lucía de Tirajana
Nearest train: Bus: 11

2. Rastro
In a city known for its distinctive cosmopolitan spirit, there has to be a concrete meeting point for all the cultures and races of the city: every Sunday in the Rastro Market of Puerto de Santa Catalina. This market is an explosion of colors and aromas that often transports us to nearby Africa. The stalls are filled with clothing and articles and are surrounded by people from Senegal, Morocco, India, as well as gypsies and of course, Latin Americans and Canarians. It is worth visiting, and here you can buy all types of articles at a good price, as long as you can hold your own in the art of bargaining.
Address: Mercado del Puerto Las Palmas Gran Canaria 35008
Opening hours: 8am-2pm Sun
Neighbourhood: Santa Catalina
Nearest train: Bus: 1, 12, 30, 40, 42


1. Antigüedades Triana
This excellent shop, with its pleasant atmosphere, has a large and varied collection of European art, as well as some lovely examples of Oriental and African art, which will please even the most demanding clients. The collections worth highlighting are the paintings, sculptures, furniture, silverware and jewellery, as well as the varied selection of porcelain, ceramics and rugs. This shop is definitely better stocked than most of its competitors in Gran Canaria. It occupies units 206-210 of this large shopping centre in the south of the island.
Address: Centro Comercial Eurocenter Alcalde Franco, 9 Maspalomas Gran Canaria 35100
Opening hours: 5-9pm Mon-Fri
Telephone: +34 928 769 233
Neighbourhood: Maspalomas
Nearest train: Bus: 5, 30


1. Mercadillo Marcha Verde
If you're looking for bargains and have time to kill, there are worse ways of spending a Sunday morning than trawling through the stalls of this outdoor market. You have to get here first, though: if you don't have a car, take public bus number 3 out past the bus station to the open ground where the Corpus Christi fair is held. You'll find stalls selling everything under the sun: ethnic crafts, Andalusian ceramics, cheap knick-knacks, CDs, shoes, clothes, fruit, vegetables, dried fruit, sweets, bags, belts and household fabrics. Be prepared to haggle.
Address: Casería del Cerro, s/n Granada 18012
Opening hours: 9am-3pm Sun
Telephone: +34 958 225 990
Neighbourhood: Almanjáyar
Nearest train: Bus: 3, 10


1. Mercado de Fuencarral
A mix between an ordinary urban shopping centre and a flea market, this place opened in 1998 to fill a gap in the market - for youth fashion. All those teenagers with a passion for shopping couldn't find find what they wanted in conventional stores, but they can here, amongst all the stalls selling bags, belts, clothes, jewellery, music, furniture. The essential accessories are available as well - piercing, tattoes, hairstyles and Internet access.
Address: Fuencarral, 45 Madrid 28004
Opening hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 91 5224152
Neighbourhood: Alonso Martínez & Bilbao
Nearest train: Gran Vía / Tribunal

2. Mercado de Monedas y Sellos
Taking a trip to the Coin and Stamp Collector's Market in Plaza Mayor is a perfect excuse to get to know the area and visit the sites around the plaza. On Sunday mornings, the square is lined with stalls selling coins and stamps for collectors and enthusiasts alike. This square was once a venue for bullfights as well as trials and executions during the Inquisition and now hosts concerts in summer and a Christmas Market in December.
Address: Plaza Mayor Madrid 28012
Opening hours: 9am-2pm Sun
Telephone: +34 91 588 2900 (tourist office)
Neighbourhood: Plaza Mayor, Ópera & Sol
Nearest train: Sol

3. Rastro (El)
The capital's best-known street market fills up with people to the saturation point after noon, so if you want to wander around all the fascinating stalls in peace, you should arrive by 10am. You can stop for a drink or a bite to eat in neighboring cafes and then head for the Plaza de Cascorro, featuring the statue of Eloy Gonzalo, a Spanish soldier who challenged the Cubans in their war of independence with just a tin of petrol. Everything from clothes, furniture to house wares can be bought at this all encompassing market. No admission fee.
Address: Entre las Calles Ambajadores (Plaza de Cascorro) Madrid 28005
Opening hours: 10am-3pm Sun
Telephone: +34 91 588 2900 (tourist office)
Neighbourhood: La Latina & Lavapiés
Nearest train: Tirso de Molina

4. Feria de Arte y Antigüedades (Feriarte)
Known as Spain's major antiques fair, and the third most important in Europe, this event attracts dozens of dealers and gallery owners from all over the country. More than 30,000 items are on display, including furniture, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, clocks and textiles. Objects must be at least 100 years old, so you'll find Alfonsine, Edwardian, Classic, baroque, rustic and Oriental styles, as well as a few art deco pieces and paintings and sculpture by deceased 20th-Century artists. A panel of experts guarantees the authenticity of items. Admission is EUR6.
Address: Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I Ifema Madrid 28042
Opening hours: 11:30am-9:30pm daily
Telephone: +34 91 722 5000
Neighbourhood: Campo de las Naciones
Nearest train: Campo de las Naciones
URL: http://www.feriarte.ifema.es
Email: ofitec@ifema.es


1. Boo-Yaa
"The enormous selection here has something for every young hipster who doesn't mind wearing used clothes. And if you can tell that the clothes are second-hand, you deserve an award for outstanding eyesight. Most of the items are geared towards a younger crowd. It's a nice place to browse, as good vibes and good tunes abound. Prices are affordable. You can get a complete outfit for EUR 72"
Address: Hortaleza, 3 Madrid 28004
Opening hours: 10am-2pm & 5-8.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 91 5234535
Neighbourhood: Chueca & Malasaña
Nearest train: Gran Vía

2. Cambalache
This shop has been around forever and few locals have never heard of it. The secret to their longevity, it seems, is good quality at good prices. You'll find an incredible array of clothing and accessories for both men and women, from jackets, trousers, shirts, T-shirts and dresses to bags, shoes, scarves and costume jewellery. If you're into second-hand clothes, this place is a must.
Address: Víctor Hugo, 5 Madrid 28004
Opening hours: 9am-1.30pm & 4.30-8pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 91 5227373
Neighbourhood: Chueca & Malasaña
Nearest train: Banco

3. Underground Moda
This unique shop is near Madrid's famous Rastro flea market and it stocks a huge selection of suede and leather garments from the 1960s and 70s, as well as unused and recycled old clothes. You'll find jackets, complete outfits, knitwear, bell-bottoms, T-shirts with cool designs, bomber jackets and a few accessories. Prices are low, low, low. You can get a nice leather jacket for around (EUR 90.15).
Address: Mira el Río Baja, 14 Madrid 28005
Opening hours: 10am-2pm & 5-8pm Mon-Sat; 10am-2pm Sun
Telephone: +34 91 3641546
Neighbourhood: La Latina & Lavapiés
Nearest train: Puerta de Toledo

4. Antique de la Radio
This specialist outlet buys, sells and repairs antique radio sets. You'll find a range of models selling from (EUR 300.51-1562.63). You'll also find a selection of spare parts, speakers and accessories. The radios date from 1924 to the 1960s and come mainly from Europe and the USA. The interior is decorated with lots of wood, old Marconi advertising posters and photos.
Address: Latoneros, 5 Madrid 28005
Opening hours: 10.15am-2pm & 4.30-8pm Mon-Fri; 10.15am-2pm Sat
Telephone: +34 91 3658273
Neighbourhood: Plaza Mayor, Ópera & Sol
Nearest train: Sol

5. Carrillo
It sells classic, rustic and antique furniture and organises wedding lists for clients. A beautiful chest of drawers will cost you around for (EUR 1803.03). It also stocks china and crystal collections by Baccarat, Christian Dior and Villeroy and Boch. The other branches at Gaztambide, 76 (+34 91 442 9062) and San Francisco de Sales, 17 (+34 91 549 6794) specialise in wedding list and antiques respectively.
Address: Columela, 1 Madrid 28001
Opening hours: 10am-8.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 91 5752726
Neighbourhood: Salamanca
Nearest train: Retiro

6. Feria de Almonedas y Galerías (Almoneda)
"This is your annual opportunity to view and buy from a selection of thousands of antiques and decorative period objects. You'll see furniture, paintings, prints, silverware, shawls, clothes, telephones, walking sticks and more on display. Everything is at least 50 years old and you'll come across pieces from all over the world. Some everyday items can be bought for as little as EUR30,15. The more expensive items tend to be sculpture and furniture, lamps, paintings, porcelain, watches and carpets.

Admission: EUR6 "
Address: Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I Ifema Madrid 28042
Opening hours: Noon-9pm daily
Telephone: +34 91 7225000
Neighbourhood: Campo de las Naciones
Nearest train: Campo de las Naciones
URL: http://www.almoneda.ifema.es
Email: almoneda@ifema.es

7. Pequeña Inglaterra
This small shop is crammed full of antiques and furniture imported from England, especially Victorian-style pieces, lie bureaux, tables, chairs, armchairs, silverware, rugs, frames and cushions. Everything has a charming old-fashioned style in great taste. Prices match the unbeatable quality. A Victorian mahogany chest of drawers can cost up to (EUR 1803.03). There's another branch in Malaga.
Address: Villanueva, 15 Madrid 28001
Opening hours: 10am-2pm & 5-8.30pm Mon-Fri; 10.30am-2.30pm Sat
Telephone: +34 91 5783467
Neighbourhood: Salamanca
Nearest train: Retiro

8. Cuesta de Moyano (La)
You can spend an enjoyable Sunday morning browsing among all the stalls on this famous street for old books or discounted new publications. It's a book market whose outdoor stalls remain open all year round and it's named after Claudio Moyano, a politician who reformed the Spanish educational system between 1840 and 1843. The stalls line one of the outside walls of the Botanical Gardens, so you're close to other interesting attractions like Prado Museum, Retiro Park and another fascinating outdoor street market, El Rastro.
Address: Cuesta de Moyano, s/n Madrid 28014
Opening hours: 9am-3pm Sun
Neighbourhood: Retiro & Paseo del Prado
Nearest train: Atocha

9. Libros Madrid
Madrid's largest antique and second-hand bookshop has huge display cases stocking over 6000 books. It specialises in erotic and esoteric literature as well as fiction, psychology, legal and historical texts. The newest books are 15 years old and the oldest are up to four hundred years old. It has a trade-in service, a mail order catalogue and sends orders within Spain and to foreign addresses.
Address: Campomanes, 5 Madrid 28013
Opening hours: 10am-1.30pm & 5-8pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1.30pm Sat
Telephone: +34 91 5478736
Neighbourhood: Plaza Mayor, Ópera & Sol
Nearest train: Ópera
URL: http://www.librosmadrid.com
Email: j.madrid@cgac.es


1. Mercadillo de Marbella
If you suddenly realise that the city is very quiet, it's because everyone has gone to the Monday market near the Estadio Municipal stadium, a few minutes from the city centre. The area is full of little stalls displaying a wide range of goods, including clothes, swimsuits, bikinis, towels, bedding, ceramics, souvenirs and more. There are several stalls selling cassettes, compact disks, records, videos, stamps and postcards for collectors, etc. There are, of course, fruit and vegetable stalls, and stalls selling olives and all kinds of pickles. It's worth going to have a look, as you'll definitely end up buying something.
Address: Huerta de los Cristales, s/n Marbella 29600
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Mon
Neighbourhood: Centro
Nearest train: Bus: 4, 45

2. Mercadillo de Nueva Andalucía
Lots of stalls are put up near the Nueva Andalucía bull-ring, selling unusual objects and furniture which will give your home a distinctive touch. Most of the antique dealers have been going for over ten years to this little Sunday antiques market, where you'll find impressive paintings, glass lamps and little pieces of furniture in oak or marble. Over the years all kinds of stallholders have started going to the market as well, supplying all your needs, including accessories, clothes and food.
Address: Avenida de Manolete, s/n Marbella 29660
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Sat
Neighbourhood: Nueva Andalucía
Nearest train: Bus: 45



1. Hacienda (La)
This is a shop for browsing as well as buying, as it has such a wide range of goods on offer. It specialises in gifts and furnishings, and it even does wedding lists. You'll find items ranging from an ashtray to a writing desk for your study. Most of the furniture and decorative items are English-style. There's also a wide range of goods with a sea-faring theme. When you leave this shop, be sure and visit Casa de las Muertes, which is adjacent, the Ursulas Convent or the Miguel de Unamuno monument.
Address: Bordadores, 17 Salamanca 37002
Opening hours: 10am-2pm & 5-8.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 923 260351
Neighbourhood: Centro
Nearest train: Bus: 5, 10



1. Bric à Brac
Although there are second-hand clothes of all kinds here, this shop specialises in coats, jackets and cardigans made of leather, suede and fur. All the articles on sale are in very good condition and in the last few years Bric a Brac has become an essential stop for those preparing for the cold winter days. As the clothes are second-hand, prices are very reasonable and there is modern as well as classic clothing on sale here.
Address: San Jerónimo, 12 San Sebastián-Donostia Guipúzcoa (Gipuzkoa) 20003
Opening hours: 10am-1.30pm & 4.30-8pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 94 342 5360
Neighbourhood: Historic Quarter

2. DAM
This store sells clothes and accessories mainly for the young and those who consider themselves still young. They stock as many second-hand clothes as new ones, all of it like the stuff you would find in English markets. Here you can acquire original designs to help you create your own personal look and stand out from the crowds and their changing fashions. This, along with the more than reasonable prices, makes this shop the perfect stop for the unconventional element among the young.
Address: Narrica, 23 San Sebastián-Donostia Guipúzcoa (Gipuzkoa) 20003
Opening hours: 10am-1.30pm & 4.30-8.00pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 94 342 4567
Neighbourhood: Historic Quarter

3. Marigorri
Marigorri is one of the few shops in San Sebastian selling second-hand clothes. Situated in the city's old quarter, they specialise in leather, suede and fur garments. They offer mainly winter clothing, like overcoats, jackets, and three-quarter length coats, many of which are especially brought over from London and Paris. Although the style is mostly young and hippy, those into more classic styles can also find much here to interest them.
Address: Aldamar ,10 San Sebastián-Donostia Guipúzcoa (Gipuzkoa) 20003
Opening hours: 10am-1.30pm & 4-7.30pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 94 342 5781
Neighbourhood: Historic Quarter

4. Ganbara
This is a particularly charming establishment. Nice decoration, tastefully selected products and, above all, the treatment customers receive turn this shop into a very special place. The antiquities they sell are noteworthy, especially their pieces of furniture in a perfect state of preservation, and their gift items, among which you can find lovely objects such as old fountain pens and clocks. Their decorative items are also remarkable, because not only are they very elegant and original, but they also contribute to beautify the shop itself. Ganbara was the first establishment in which both antiquities and other products were sold and, in spite of the fact that there are now a lot of competitors, it's still a classic for those who would like to buy an outstanding and surprising gift. It's also worth mentioning a section where they sell old-style nightdresses, dressing gowns and other garments, which are handmade from top-quality cotton and decorated with embroidered and lacy trimmings.
Address: Easo, 9 San Sebastián-Donostia Guipúzcoa (Gipuzkoa) 20006
Opening hours: 10am-1pm & 4-8pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 94 342 8837
Neighbourhood: Centre


1. Mercado de la Esperanza
This popular, busy market was built in 1897 and carefully restored in 1977. Now that the Mercado del Este, built in 1839, has sadly been demolished, this is the oldest surviving market in Santander, and a fine example of functional, late-nineteenth century architecture. Markets are always great places to soak up the local atmosphere, and this one is no exception. There are fishmongers on the ground floor as well as the expected fruit, vegetable, butcher's and baker's stalls. Behind the building, in the Plaza de la Esperanza, a daily open-air market sells clothing, fruit and flowers.
Address: El Mercado, s/n Santander 39002
Opening hours: 8am-2pm & 5-7.30pm Mon-Fri; 8am-2pm Sat
Telephone: +34 942 220529
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Bus: 1
URL: www.fecac.net/mercado/pagina2/main.html


1. Rastro del Túnel
This is a little market which has not been held in the city for very long. On Sunday mornings, the Pasaje de Peña Tunnel, more commonly known as the "Túnel de las Estaciones" is shut off by traffic cones and lots of stalls selling a variety of items, including antiques, furniture, furnishings, photos of Santander, books and, of course, necklaces, bracelets and collectors' items, are put up. It was a great idea to start up this flea market inside the tunnel, as it can still be enjoyed on rainy days.
Address: Túnel del Pasaje de Peña Santander 39008
Opening hours: 9.30am-2pm Sun
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Bus: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


1. Mercadillo de la Plaza de San Francisco
The porches of San Francisco Square are the setting for this market. A meeting place for stamp and coin collectors who gather around the stalls looking for that special piece which would complete their collections. It is the ideal place to admire, exchange, buy and sell both coins and stamps and you can find out the value of your own collection. In addition, there are lots of surrounding bars where you can enjoy a beer along with a "tapa" while watching the market bustle.
Address: Plaza de San Francisco Zaragoza 50006
Opening hours: 9am-2pm Sun
Neighbourhood: Zona Centro
Nearest train: Bus: 30, 40, 45, 20, 35

2. Rastro de la Plaza de Toros
If you are looking for any kind of metal object, if you are interested in ironmongery or in second hand clothes, this is the place for you. Bargain hunters can find excellent bargains among the most varied and strangest of objects. Tents, old coins, iron keys, clothing and even mattresses.The stalls are laid out around La Misericordia bull ring and this is an excellent place to browse and stroll around on a Sunday morning. Definitely worth visiting.
Address: Glorieta de José Aznarez Zaragoza 50004
Opening hours: 8.30am-2pm Sun
Neighbourhood: Casco Histórico
Nearest train: Bus: 22, 21, 31


1. A todo trapo
This secondhand clothes shop, owned and founded by the charitable organisation Caritas Aragón, has as its noble objective the provision of funds for projects involving reintegration for the socially marginalised. It is also a workshop where secondhand clothes are mended and revamped before being put on sale and they also renovate and sell secondhand furniture. Centrally located, all in all, this is an ideal place for bargain-hunters.
Address: Méndez Núñez, 9 Zaragoza 50003
Opening hours: 10.30am-1.30pm Tue-Fri; 10.30am-1.30pm Sat
Telephone: +34 976 297747
Neighbourhood: Casco Histórico
Nearest train: Bus: 35, 28, 39

2. Anticuarios de la Plaza de San Bruno
Situated between two of Zaragoza's incomparable architectural jewels, the Arco del Deán and La Seo Cathedral, stands this market of craftsmen and antiquarians. Products made in the traditional style such as honey, cheese, cakes, biscuits, patés and other delicacies are prepared with a home-made touch that brings all the authentic flavour back to the food. Browse through the editions of old books, brassware, chairs, cradles and a variety of antiques and take a trip straight back to the past.
Address: Plaza de San Bruno Zaragoza 50001
Opening hours: 9am-2pm Sun
Neighbourhood: Casco Histórico
Nearest train: Bus: 22, 21, 35


1. Mercadillo Filatélico
Its location is ideal if some morning you decide to stroll through Seville's historic centre and if, in addition, you like to look at antique coins, seals, and stamps. In this open-air market, located close to the cathedral, collectors hoping to buy or sell their precious pieces come together. A pleasant sight, and perhaps you'll discover a hidden passion that hadn't blossomed in you up until now. No admission.
Address: Plaza del Cabildo, s/n Sevilla 41001
Opening hours: 8am-3pm Sun; 05/01/03-28/12/03
Neighbourhood: Historic Centre
Nearest train: Bus: 34, 33, 40, 41, 42

2. Mercadillo de la Alameda
If something characterizes this atmospheric open-air market it is the quantity of strange objects that you can find here. Everything you can imagine, from a worn-out pair of flamenco shoes to old dolls and used clothing, is available here. In addition to all this, which at first doesn't seem very useful, the Alameda market also has old records, movie posters, inexpensive flowers and flower pots, all kinds of antiques, African crafts, Peruvian wool sweaters, fruit, vegetables and carnation bouquets. It is a spectacle every Sunday morning, and if the clock strikes 2pm and the sun is beating down, you can always grab a beer in one of the many nearby bars.
Address: Plaza Alameda de Hércules Sevilla 41002
Opening hours: 7.30am-3pm Sun; 05/01/03-28/12/03
Neighbourhood: Historic Centre
Nearest train: Bus: 13, 14

3. Mercadillo del Duque y la Magdalena
These stalls, together with the shops and stores nearby, form part of the downtown urban architecture. They are a necessary stop when you're looking to buy scarves, sunglasses, purses, perfumes, or imported figurines. Among the noteworthy stalls are those offering African objects, located in the Plaza de la Magdalena. Also, there is a Latin-American presence, in the form of Peruvian adornments and Bolivian fabrics. The craftsmanship open-air market "Duque y la Magdalena", as the managers call it, provides an alternative to the traditional store. At Christmas time it's packed with people looking for inexpensive, fun presents, sometimes not available in shops. For this reason, it's open longer during this season. No admission.
Address: Plaza del Duque Plaza de la Magdalena Sevilla 41001
Opening hours: 10am-9pm Thu-Sun
Neighbourhood: Arenal
Nearest train: Bus: 13, 14

4. Salón Nacional de Antigüedades
For nine days in April, this fair will open its doors to exhibitors from all over Spain dedicated to antique dealing. During this festival special interest is paid to antique furnishings. The country's most prestigious antique dealers display here some of the most indisputable jewells of their collections. The mere exhibition of some pieces, without intention of sale to the public, as well as traditional auctions, form part of the attractions of this well known fair.
Address: Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos Avenida Alcalde Luis Uruñuela, s/n Sevilla 41020
Telephone: +34 95 4478700
Neighbourhood: Sevilla Este
Nearest train: Bus: 55, 22, 27
URL: http://www.fibes.es
Email: general@fibes.es


1. Antigüedades Félix e Hijo
The number of clients of this specialized archeological corner doesn't quite hit 50 people in all of Spain, and in 23 years only one Sevillian has acquired one of their pieces. For 30 years now, Cesáreo Bernáldez has centered his activity on classical archeology. Gothic, Phoenician, Roman, and Punic jewlery, figurines from Ancient Egypt, Greco-Italian and Cypriote containers, thousand-year-old pieces procured at international auctions or from private collections acquired before 1936, according to the Law of Possession.
Address: Avenida de la Constitución, 20 Sevilla 41001
Opening hours: 9am-8pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1pm Sat.
Telephone: +34 95 4223334
Neighbourhood: Historic Centre
Nearest train: Bus: 33, 32, 41, 42, 40

2. Casa Rodríguez
Founded in 1913, this establishment is very traditional. The store, in its third generation, has sold religious items for more than eight decades. Found in the centrally-located Francos Street along with many of the city's older shops, here you can find statues of the Virgin Mary, cords, candles, and figurines of Baby Jesus and other relgious figures. A business that has been passed from father to son barely changing the look of the shop that still lives on, thanks to the Sevillian Holy Week celebrations.
Address: Francos, 35 Sevilla 41001
Opening hours: 10am-1.30pm & 5-8.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-2pm Sat.
Telephone: +34 95 4227842
Neighbourhood: Historic Centre
Nearest train: Bus: 34, 33, 41, 42

3. Mercadillo de los Jueves
One of the oldest and most enjoyable open-air markets of the city offers antiques, used books, Holy Week postcards and paintings of Seville for sale. If you are a collector, here you can find picture cards and old photographs. Located in the heart of the city, in the historic Calle Feria, it is very picturesque to watch the vendors haggle with shoppers who hope to take home any given antique object. It's always a pleasure to stroll through these Sevillian nooks and crannies where the real essence of the city lives. No admission.
Address: Feria, s/n Alameda de Hércules Sevilla 41002
Opening hours: 7am-3pm Thur; 02/01/03-25/12/03
Neighbourhood: La Macarena
Nearest train: Bus: 13, 14

4. Rastrillo de Carmen (El)
More than 200 dolls and antique toys welcome you from the altar that Carmen, their owner, has prepared for them. Dressed to the tee for the occasion, paper dolls, porcelin dolls, century-old toys, lead soldiers, and the most famous Calleja nursery tales wait to take you on a romatic trip through time that lets you see how our grandparents played as children. The oldest doll that Carmen has in her store was made around 1850. The most recent are the dolls of the 1970s. The classic Spanish doll Mariquita Pérez, who all the little girls of the 40s just died for, but who not all of them could own, or the Gisela, Lulú, Lucrecia, or cardboard paper dolls from the turn of the last century. All these pieces, worthy of a museum, are finely and elegantly dressed with antique fabrics that Carmen personally designs and sews. One of the dolls, for example, wears a gorgeous silk dress made from an antique towel.
Address: Castellar, 43 Sevilla 41001
Opening hours: 9am-8pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1pm Sat.
Telephone: +34 95 4387555
Neighbourhood: Historic Centre
Nearest train: Bus: 24, 27, 12, 11, 15



1. Antigüedades Linares
It's sheer delight to visit this antiques' shop on the road to the Puerta del Cambron. You'll find what you are looking for here, and you can also visit a 4th century Jewish bath. They stock all manner of silver goods, weapons, jewels and ceramics, but perhaps their most striking collection is that of 1860 religious Jewish objects. This shop offers a world-wide delivery service.
Address: Reyes Católicos, 8 Toledo 45002
Opening hours: 9.30am-7pm Mon-Sat; 10am-4.30pm Sun
Telephone: +34 925 222214
Neighbourhood: San Martín-La Judería
Nearest train: Bus: 2

2. Baúl (El)
This store sells items for the home including furniture in various styles, ranging from very traditional and antique furniture to the most modern, practical pieces. Most of the furniture here is of excellent quality. There's lounge furniture, bedroom furniture, and also decorative items such as vases, pictures and kitchen and bathroom accessories. Antique furniture takes central stage, however, here in this store in Santa Teresa neighbourhood. You can find items ranging from heavy, wooden Castilian furniture to classic Louis XV items. Provence-style pine furniture is also available.
Address: Travesía de Colombia, 5 Toledo 45004
Opening hours: 10am-2pm & 5-8pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +34 925 253344
Neighbourhood: Barrio de Santa Teresa
Nearest train: Bus: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9


1. Mercadillo
The Cáceres flea market, with more than 300 stalls participating, takes place every Wednesday (or if Wednesday is a holiday, then on Tuesday) sandwiched between the neighborhoods of Moctezuma and Hispanidad. Technically it's divided into three areas: the one known as "blue" is where you'll find clothing and shoes; in the "red" area you'll find sweets and delicatessen items; the "green" area is for fruit, veggies, and plants.

There are some great bargains on clothing and, when the season is coming to an end, there are some incredible bargains in well-known brand names. The food is of excellent quality, the fruit and vegetables coming from local farmers. There's one corner devoted to seasonal produce: nougat, cherries, strawberries, bell peppers, melon, chestnuts, walnuts and olives. And everything is kept on the up-and-up by the city government.
Address: Ronda de la Pizarra, s/n Cáceres
Opening hours: 8am-2pm Wed
Neighbourhood: Las 300
Nearest train: Bus: 2, 7, 8

2. Mercadillo de Navidad y Semana Santa
Look for this pretty little market, usually consisting of some twenty stands or so, on the Paseo de Cánovas from the 15th of December until the 10th of January. They're there again for the Easter holidays as well. The stands here specialize in handicrafts, second-hand books and nuts. You'll find everything from real goldwork to costume jewelry, as well as bags or candy. During Christmas you might find some Santa Claus hats or other X-mas decorations as well.
Address: Avenida de España, s/n Cáceres 10001
Neighbourhood: Cánovas-Centro
Nearest train: Bus: 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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