In a gleaming open-sided complex near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, the ‘Old Charms’ flea market is the biggest of its kind in Barcelona. Over 500 vendors ply their wares beneath massive mirror-like panels. It’s all here, from antique furniture through to secondhand clothes. A lot of it is junk, but occasionally you’ll stumble across a ganga (bargain).

The most interesting time to be here is from 7.30am to 8.30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, when the subastas (public auctions) take place.