Best Barcelona Shopping – Areas, Malls & Streets
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Best Barcelona shopping areas, streets and malls
Everything you need to know about shopping in Barcelona Spain. Shopping centres, shopping streets, sales and tips?
Shopping in Barcelona
- Shopping Centers
- Best neighborhoods
- Shopping Streets
If there’s one city in Europe where you’ll really enjoy being a shopaholic, it’s Barcelona. In addition to the well-known fashion chains such as Desigual and Zara, you will also find a large number of boutiques, design stores, specialty stores and larger department stores in this city. The shops are also often open long, so that in the evening you still have the opportunity to stock up on clothes and other nice things. Afterwards, of course, settle down on one of the many terraces in the city so that you can admire your merchandise again in peace.
What are the opening hours of shops?
The opening hours of most shops in Barcelona are: Open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. In the old town, shops are often open a little longer (some until 10 p.m.). Please note that there are also many shops that close in the afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. These are usually only the smaller shops or family businesses that still adhere to the old tradition.
Sunday shopping in Barcelona
Does Barcelona have Sunday shopping? Almost all shops are closed on Sundays, but there are exceptions. For example, many businesses in the old center of Barcelona are open on Sundays in July, August and December. And during the Christmas period, almost all shops in Barcelona are open on Sundays. The center ‘Maremagnum’ is open every Sunday.
Best shopping centers in Barcelona
In Barcelona you can enjoy shopping at one of the many shopping centers in the city. You are guaranteed to succeed here. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it. Moreover, the shopping centers are also very suitable for families with children and for friends outings. There is no shortage of catering establishments. You will even find cinemas, large game halls, children’s play areas, bowling alleys and you name it. An additional advantage is that you can park your car for free in certain shopping centers. Public toilets are also sufficiently available here and shopping centers are easily accessible for the disabled. Below we inform about some shopping centers in Barcelona. Of course there are many more shopping centers spread over the city, but the following stand out in our opinion.
Shopping center ‘Las Arenas’
Port Vell with Mare Magnum, across the walkway
– Plaça Catalunya Shopping Center: El Corte Inglés
In Plaça Catalunya, El Corte Inglés is one of the city’s best-known shopping centers. You can find all kind of fashion in this center (especially in the largest branch of the ‘El Corte Inglés’). From bags, shoes and clothing to all kinds of electronics and home appliances. For a girlfriends weekend in Barcelona, this center is also worth a visit. You can get the best advice on make-up and beauty in many areas here. A popular cafe in this shopping center for its beautiful view over the city is cafe ‘El Corte Inglés’ (website El Corte Inglés).
– Maremagnum Shopping Center
Right on the coast you will find the shopping center Maremagnum (near the Columbus monument and Port Vell harbor). A reasonably small-scale shopping center with restaurants, shops and with sufficient opportunities for various activities. You can take a boat trip here and see the famous Aquarium of Barcelona. There is no shortage of shops in this part of the city. Moreover, they are open every day (including Sundays). Maremagnum includes the following stores: Stradivarius, Pull&Bear, H&M, Friday’s Project, Desigual, Lefties, Oysho and Lacoste (website Mare Magnum).
– More shopping centers
Another impressive shopping center is Las Arenas on Plaça Espanya, located at the foot of the Montjuic. Las Arenas is a former bullring that has been converted into a huge shopping center with excellent facilities and, as a bonus, a wonderful panorama of the free roof terrace. Other malls include L’Illa Diagonal, Les Glòries, Diagonal Mar, Gran Via 2, Bulevard Rosa, Pedralbes center and north of the city the huge shopping center La Maquinista.
The designer outlet La Roca Village is a true shopping paradise about 40 minutes outside of Barcelona. The true shopper can book a tour for a bus trip to this designer outlet.
Best areas for shopping in Barcelona
Are you planning to fly to Barcelona soon? If you are a shopping enthusiast, you will certainly enjoy yourself here. In Barcelona you will find a shop to your taste on every corner of the street. But then of course you have to know where to go. Below we discuss the best-known neighborhoods with you and we indicate which type of shops can mainly be found here.
- Eixample – For fashion and luxury brands: In the ‘Eixample’ district, it is mainly lovers of fashion and luxury brands that you’ll see. Several larger fashion and department stores have established themselves here. You should be in the vicinity of ‘Passeig de Grácia’.
- Barri Gòtic – Gifts and Clothing Stores: The Barri Gòtic is the old quarter in the center of Barcelona. The name of this district literally means ‘Gothic Quarter’. This is a tourist spot and it will come as no surprise that you will find nice gift shops and clothing stores here. There is no shortage of good, extensive shopping streets here either.
- El Born – Designer Boutiques: Neighborhood next to the Barri Gòtic with narrow streets full of small designer boutiques, cafes and cocktail bars.
- El Raval – Second-hand shops: This is an area where you mainly find second-hand shops and shops for vintage items.
- Gràcia – Local shops: This neighbourhood, Gràcia, is a neighborhood where you mainly find locals. The range of shops here is therefore not geared to the average tourist, but to the local residents. Really something for the connoisseur. Local designers sell their stuff here in small shops. Are you a fan of unknown, special brands? Then you’ve come to the right place.
Popular shopping streets
Shopping streets abound in Barcelona! There’s almost no end to it. For a day in Barcelona you will therefore never have the time to fully visit all the shopping streets. That is why we have made an overview for you with the streets that you should not miss as a shopping enthusiast. Here is a list of the best known and best shopping streets. We will describe the most famous shopping streets in Barcelona in more detail below.
- Passeig de Gràcia
- Portal de l’Àngel
- Avinguda Diagonal
- Carrer de Fontanella
- Carrer de Pelai
- Rambla de Catalunya
- Las Ramblas
No.1 Barcelona Shopping street: De Passeig de Gràcia
The perhaps a little too busy Ramblas
– Passeig de Gràcia shopping street
Shopping in Barcelona can of course make you as expensive as you want. The shopping street Passeig de Grácia is known as the most expensive in Barcelona. The street is home to many chic establishments such as Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Loewe, Max Mara, Isabel Marant and so on. You will also find plenty of jewelers here, such as Rabat and Rolex. If you like to hunt for well-known brands but the more expensive designer stores are not for you, then you can find plenty of other brands in this shopping street such as Esprit, Replay, Lacoste, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara and Zara Home, Diesel, Swatch, Massimo Dutti and more such well-known brands.
– Portal de l’Àngel shopping street
Looking for beautiful clothes and don’t mind walking over shoppers’ heads? Of course, the latter is slightly exaggerated, but the central shopping street Portal de l’Àngel is one of the busiest streets in Barcelona and is definitely worth a visit for the shop fan. This is where the larger clothing stores have established themselves. The following clothing stores are all located on this street, among others: Zara, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Oysho, Salsa, Uterqüe, Calzedonia, H&M, Springfield, Cortefiel, Jack & Jones, New Yorker and Women’ Secret.
– Tourist street Las Ramblas in Barcelona
Las Ramblas is of course known for its world-famous pedestrian promenade. In this too touristy area you will find countless kiosks, stalls and shops for souvenirs. On Las Ramblas you will also find the well-known Boqueria market. And as a Real Madrid fan ‘accidentally’ ended up in Barcelona? That’s a happy accident! Because in this shopping street you will even come across the official Real Madrid store during your walk.
Famous markets in Barcelona
Barcelona has several markets where you can indulge yourself during a city trip or day of shopping. Below we inform you about 2 well-known markets that are worth visiting.
– Mercat de la Boqueria (address: Las Ramblas 91)
The Mercat de la Boqueria is almost certainly the best known and also the largest fresh market in Barcelona. The market is home to numerous stalls selling fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, meat and spices. This is also a nice place to get souvenirs and all kinds of sweets.
– Mercat dels Encants Vells (address: Avinguda Meridiana 69)
You can compare this market with a flea market. You can score various vintage items and second-hand items here. You can wander in this market for hours and with a bit of luck you will return home with unique purchases.
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Top 10 best Shopping areas in Barcelona
Are you ready for a shopping spree? Barcelona has a lot to offer! Most Spanish brands are based here, and offer you better prices than back home. You will find better deals and prices in Spanish brands, such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Custo, Desigual…
We will now propose you the top-5 shopping malls and the top-5 store-based streets in Barcelona for you to know beforehand where to go!
Let’s have a look at the shopping malls for those who make a quick visit to Barcelona and need to check the latest stuff available here!
1. Diagonal Mar
Location: Passeig Taulat 262 (Metro L4 – El Maresme / Fòrum)
Located in the western extreme of town, the Diagonal Mar Shopping Mall opened in 2002 in order to bring shopping to the west part of town that it is still evolving since the celebration of 2004 Forum of the Cultures.
Counting with over 87,000 square meters of shops and restaurants, your only worry will be not spending too much on clothing. It has an underground station close to it, and then you have a streetcar that will bring you to another shopping mall nearby called “Glòries”.
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Location: Moll d’Espanya, 5 (Metro L3 – Drassanes)
Established in 1995, this Shopping mall priority was nightlife over shopping, and drunken crowds ended creating trouble. In 2002, one of the bouncers of a club beated up a customer that was being rude and throwing bottles and later threw the customer to the water. As he did not know how to swim he drowned, creating a controversial case that made the city council close all the clubs in the mall.
After 5 years of decadence, in 2007 the city council made an effort to turn it into a now proud 3-level mall with sights to the sea. In 2012, to keep with the refurbishment, a new story was added including restaurants with breath-taking views of the port.
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Location: Plaza Espanya (Metro L1, L3 – Espanya)
Founded in 1900 as a bullfighting arena, bullfights took place here until 1977. After that, and the reject of Catalan society to bullfights, the arena was deserted and few events took place in it (such as motorbike shows).
However, in 2010, a private group of investments decided to bring an investment to change the arena and turn it into nowadays a 30,000 square meter shopping mall that includes a dome at the roof and a rock museum!
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Location: Avinguda Diagonal, 557 (Metro L3 – Maria Cristina)
Established in 1993, this mall stands pioneer for a new concept of Illa. Illa in Catalan does not only mean island, but also a block of buildings. This mall tried to gain space in the inner space of the block, in which they include parks. This idea of a green space in the inner part of the block is traditional of some buildings in the Eixample.
In 2006, an additional expansion was made, including some bistros that include fresh pasta, Japanese bistros and a fresh fruit market. Also close to L’Illa you will find another mall called El Corte Ingles (what we can consider a version of Harrod’s, Galeries LaFayette or Macy’s).
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5. Gran Via 2
Location: Gran Via de l’Hospitalet, 75 (Metro L3, L1 to España and then FGC to Ildefons Cerdà).
Gran Via 2 is probably, one of the largest malls in Europe. Established in 2002, receives over 17 million visits per year. Close to La Fira de Barcelona, Europe’s largest convention center, this mall was made in an area that was initially desert on the outskirts of Barcelona.
Now it has turned into a monumental mall that attracted other business to the area (it has plenty of Hotels but also other shops such as IKEA close by, even if not within the mall).
After seeing the top-5 malls in town, is now turn to show you the main streets filled up with stores, for those who prefer to have a walk through streets instead of going into a mall. These 5 streets have a lot to offer!
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6. Rambla Catalunya
Location: Metro L3 – Catalunya, Liceu, Drassanes.
Located in the heart of Barcelona, right next to Passeig de Gràcia, this mixed street that includes a pedestrian area has a lot to offer. Plenty of shops from bottom to top that can offer products for every pocket. Jewellery shops to true Iranian carpet shops infest this street to the point of becoming one of the main streets of Barcelona regarding shopping.
To put the icing on the cake, you will find a varied repertoire of restaurants that have their terraces on the pedestrian area. A great place to have a mixture of food and shopping!
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7. Carrer de Sants
Location: Carrer de Sants (Metro L3 – Plaça de Sants)
This not-so-known street is probably one of the most store-occupied in the whole Barcelona, and the longest commercial street in Europe. With 4 kilometers long, if not so pleasant to walk (as sidewalks are narrow and there is plenty of traffic), you can enjoy the benefits of having better prices than in the city centre.
The trademark of the stores in this street is that they are familiar businesses, giving you a better look of the craftsmanship of certain shops. This street is quite known for tailoring and shoe-making, which might give you the chance to have an original product made in Barcelona and not buying into a chain store.
Often, the stores decide to get their products on the street and cut down the traffic flow, but they do not have fixed timetables and it occurs quite spontaneously or with few noticing in advance.
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8. Carrer Portaferrissa
Location: C/ Portaferrissa (Metro L3 – Catalunya, Liceu, Drassanes).
This pedestrian street right next to Las Ramblas has everything you might need for your shopping day. From ice creams to underwear, you can find pretty much everything condensed in this tiny street.
This street is the beginning of a whirlpool of shopping. Not only in itself, but the adjacent streets have also plenty of things to offer. Carrer Petrixol is well known for having the best churros with chocolate in town (a local pastry dipped in melted chocolate) and Carrer del Duc is full of up-and coming-designer shops.
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9. Portal de l’Angel
Location: Plaza Cataluña (Metro L3, L1 – Catalunya)
If you are looking for a shopping spree, this is your place. It is probably one of the most store-condensed streets in Europe (and possibly in the world). Being fully pedestrian, most textile shops and chains can be found here. From underwear to regular garments, this is the place where you can find most of the clothing in town at a reasonable price.
Also, you will find two malls called called El Corte Ingles (what we can consider a version of Harrod’s, Galeries LaFayette or Macy’s). This multi-floor malls can offer you everything, from jewellery to electronics going through furniture. It is a great chance also to have great sights of Plaza Catalunya from the cafeteria located in the top floor. At the right side of the top picture you can see one of the Corte Ingles malls. On the bottom picture, the massive Corte Ingles Mall in Plaza Catalunya.
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10. Passeig de Gràcia
Location: Metro L3, L5 – Diagonal, or L3 – Passeig de Gracia.
Barcelona’s most emblematic avenue can sum up the whole Barcelona experience. Having large sidewalks and including the two worldwide known Gaudi monuments (such as Casa Batlló and Casa Milà), also you can find plenty of shops & boutiques, for all kinds of budgets. The upper part of the Passeig is filled with expensive brand shops such as Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabanna, etc.
You can also find plenty of restaurants and terraces to have quick refreshment, and also a lot of benches to simply sit and see Barcelona’s most beautiful and lively avenue.
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BONUS – La Roca Village
These were the top 10 shopping areas IN Barcelona, but if you still haven’t got enough, there is also one famous place, a whole village dedicated to shopping, located OUTSIDE of Barcelona: La Roca Village.
Read full post here.
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Shop, dine and enjoy stunning views at the historic site
Las Arenas de Barcelona is a shopping center on Plaça España (Spanish Square). The structure was originally used as a bullring, but was renovated and converted into a shopping center in March 2011 by Richard Rogers. Now Arenas de Barcelona is a shopping and sports center, as well as a concert hall with 360-degree panoramic views of the city from the roof of the building.
|Arenas de Barcelona|
When you are in Barcelona, be sure to visit Las Arenas Shopping Centre, a wonderful shopping and entertainment center housed in a beautifully converted historic bullring. With a combination of modern amenities and architectural charm, Las Arenas offers you an unforgettable experience that goes beyond shopping.
As soon as you step inside, you’ll be greeted by a diverse selection of over 100 shops, including your favorite haute couture stores, trendy boutiques and local artisan shops. Whatever your style or budget, Las Arenas has something to suit your tastes for a delightful shopping experience.
After you’ve explored the shops to the fullest, it’s time to treat your taste buds to one of the many restaurants. From cozy cafes and fast food restaurants to gourmet restaurants, Las Arenas caters for every desire. Take a well-deserved break and indulge in mouth-watering dishes while immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere.
But the real highlight of your visit to Las Arenas is on the roof. Climb up to the terrace for a 360-degree panoramic view of Barcelona that will blow your mind. See the city’s most iconic sights, including Montjuic, Tibidabo and the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia. Don’t forget to take some photos to remember this breathtaking sight.
In addition to shops and restaurants, Las Arenas also offers a variety of recreational facilities such as a modern cinema and a fitness center. With a unique blend of history, modernity and entertainment, Las Arenas is a must-see for every traveler in Barcelona.
There are also restaurants on the top floor around the building. One floor below the restaurants are the Arenas cinemas. All films are presented in Spanish only. The remaining floors of Arenas are given over to shops.
Location map showing walking directions to Las Arenas de Barcelona from the nearest metro stations.
Spanish Village Poble Espanyol
Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13
Park Joan Miró
Carrer d’Arago, 2
Avenida de Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 6–8
Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7
Montjuïc Magic Fountain
Plaça de Carles Buigas, 1
Centro Comercial Arenas de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373–385
Hostafrancs metro station
Poble Sec Metro Station
Tarragona metro station
Espana metro station
Espana metro station
Rocafort metro station
Parking BSM Ciutat del Teatre
Parking PLAFER Abanto
Parking Mercat Hostafrancs
Parking BSM Plaça Navas
Parking NN Rocafort
Parking SABA BAMSA Valencia – Calabria
Parking NN Tarragona
Parking Gran Via
Parking BSM Rius i Taulet
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Below are the location, nearest metro station, car park, contact phone number and opening hours of Arenas de Barcelona.
Centro Comercial Arenas de Barcelona
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373 – 385
08015 Barcelona, España.
Tel: +34 93 289 0244
How to get to Las Arenas de Barcelona
Metro: España (Green Line, L3) and España (Red Line, L1)
Tourist bus stop Barcelona Bus Turistic
The nearest stop for Las Arenas de Barcelona is “Plaça España” with a “hop on hop off” sightseeing bus.
Public transport – bus
Plaça Espanya / Center Comercial Las Arenas: 13, 46, 150
Plaça Espanya: 13, 23, 30, 37, 46, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109, h22, h26
Parking near Las Arenas de Barcelona
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Las Arenas shops:
Monday – Saturday: 09:00 – 21:00
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 – 01:00
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 – 03:00
Entrance fee: free
Access for people with disabilities: elevators, toilets
For more information about Las Arenas de Barcelona, please visit its official website.
Website: Las Arenas de Barcelona