When we had just about reached the Church of Sant Felip Neri, on the corner of the square, we noticed this little place. We could see it from the side of the street, but we really noticed it by the smell. This is a handmade soap factory, located in a small, rustic restaurant in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, where you can buy all kinds of soaps, of different shapes, colors, scents and ingredients: They are of aloe vera, or peppermint tea with scents of orange blossom, jasmine, or cinnamon ... Sold in various formats: Well the typical pills 170 grams, either scales or petals (they are perfect to place in your closet between your clothes to give them a lovely scent), and even have a collection with forms related to the city of Barcelona (the typical pavers designed by Gaudi). I thought it was a very original shop.
Jardiland is a shop specializing in gardening, pets and decoration. We often go to buy the soil for our the small garden and make the most if it to buy some other things for the pets, sand, food and some candy. My son loves looking at the fish tanks, and the assortment of hamsters, rabbits and turtles, among others, that are on display. For those who like plants, here you find everything from seeds and pots to garden tools to spend hours spent on this hobby.
S'Oliver is a home furniture and decoration shop, with antiques and even a space for vintage clothes.
The best preserved secret of this shop is that it is located in an old Miqvé or Jewish bath for men of the 12th century, in good condition. This adds a unique and historical touch to the experience.
Currently, it is located in Banys Nous street number 10, close to the place where the medieval public baths of Barcelona were located, as part of the route of the Jewish Quarter.
The women Miqvé was apparently in the current basement of the cake shop Caelum, in Palla street number 8.