Shopping Barcelona: the best shopping areas
Casa Lleó Morera on Paseo de Gràcia, Barcelona
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It doesn’t matter if you are just browsing in shops on the way to the next monument or museum, or if on the contrary, you want to devote your entire trip to shopping. Whatever the case, Barcelona (Catalonia) is the place for you. The city of Barcelona in eastern Spain offers a whole host of options, from hundred-year-old shops where you can take home a little part of the most traditional Barcelona, to the latest, avant-garde designer products, with gourmet shops where the city’s flavours are the souvenir. All of this in one of the biggest open-air shopping routes in Europe; known as the Barcelona Shopping Line, it covers five kilometres through the city’s different districts whose architectural and cultural environments make shopping in Barcelona a unique experience.
You can enjoy shopping in Barcelona while you soak up the city’s character, its contrasts of local and cosmopolitan, unconventional and traditional; its architecture, culture and food. Grab your city map and mark these eight shopping areas to suit all tastes and pockets; they should figure among the holiday experiences of your trip to Barcelona.
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Paseo de Gràcia. Barcelona’s “Golden Mile”.
Where. The Paseo de Gràcia is one of the most iconic boulevards in Barcelona and flows between the Plaza de Catalunya and Calle Mayor de Gràcia, crossing the Eixample neighbourhood of Barcelona.What to buy. Here you can find the biggest concentration of the most exclusive fashion and accessory shops in Barcelona: national and international brands that will delight lovers of the finest haute couture and prêt-à-porter.Don’t miss… Keep alert during your stroll down this iconic street because in between the luxury shop windows stand some of the most representative examples of the city’s Art Nouveau architecture, works by Gaudí and his contemporaries, such as Casa Batlló, la Pedrera, Casa Amatller and Casa Lleó Morera. How to get there. Metro Stations: Catalunya (L1/L3), Passeig de Gràcia (L2/L3/L4) and Diagonal (L3/L5). Bus lines: 7, 22, 24 and V15.
Shops on Passeig de Gràcia
Diagonal: shopping centres
Where. Avenida Diagonal is one of the broadest streets in Barcelona and is home to the FC Barcelona Stadium and the Sagrada Familia.What to buy. Along the nearest stretch of Paseo de Gràcia you will continue to find international and luxury brands. Crossing La Plaza de Francesca Macià you can find some of the most popular shopping centres in the city, with a very diverse selection of shops, perfect for picking up every conceivable kind of souvenir.Don’t miss… La Diagonal crosses one of the most modern parts of Barcelona and along the way you can take advantage of the trip to admire some notable buildings such as Casa Comalat and Pedralbes Palace. How to get there. Metro Stations: El Maresme | Fòrum (L4), Glòries (L1), Monumental (L2), Verdaguer (L4), Diagonal (L3/L5), Maria Cristina (L3), Palau Reial (L3) and Zona Universitària (L3/L9). Bus lines: 6, 7, 22, 24, 33, 34, 63, 67, 75, 78, 113, 136, B20, B23, V9, V15, V17, V25, V31, H6 and H8.
Plaza Catalunya: fashion for everyone
Where. The area around Plaza de Catalunya, in the heart of Barcelona, is another of Barcelona’s shopping hubs. Right next to the square, Portal de l’Àngel and Calle Pelai are also full of interesting shops.What to buy. There is a department store and a large range of electronic goods outlets right on the square itself. Don’t miss the chance to wander up Portal de l’Àngel, a pedestrian street that connects Plaza de Catalunya with the old part of Barcelona; here you can find the big-name fashion chains with something for everyone. There are also several shoe shops and jewellers as well as some traditional “hidden gems”; in fact, this is the place to buy typical turrón (a kind of nougat) and artisan ice cream. The nearby Calle Pelai (also leading off Plaza de Catalunya) is also packed with fashion boutiques.Don’t miss… Make a stop at Plaza de Cataluña and get caught up in the whirlwind of people toing and froing all over the square. And don’t forget to look up when you pass through Portal de l’Àngel as here you can spot some of the prettiest residential buildings in the city. On this same street you can also see the famous gigantic thermometer on the façade of Cottet and the oldest fountain in Barcelona.How to get there. Metro Stations: Catalunya (L1), Plaça Catalunya (L3/L6/L7). Bus lines: 47, 52, 55, 59, 67, h26, V13, V15, V17 and D50.
General view of Plaza de Cataluña
La Rambla: souvenirs and La Boquería Market
Where. La Rambla is the most famous street in Barcelona and links Plaza de Catalunya with the old port.What to buy. It is one of the city’s main tourist hubs and a good place to shop for souvenirs. You can also find plenty of traditional confectioners for buying sweet souvenirs. Also along La Rambla at 91 is the iconic market La Boquería, which apart from being a tourist attraction for its buzzing atmosphere and Art Nouveau architecture, is also a good place to stock up on typical local products. How about some local nuts or a bottle of olive oil, the “liquid gold” of the Mediterranean?Don’t miss… The market entrance, decorated with elements of Art Nouveau wrought ironwork; the newspaper kiosks and flower stalls dotted along the entire length of the street; the Virreina Palace and El Liceo Theatre; the human statues; and in the port, the Monument to Christopher Columbus.How to get there. Metro Stations: Catalunya (L1), Liceu (L3) or Drassanes (L3). Bus lines: V13 and 59.
Stall in the Boquería Market
El Raval: alternative and vintage
Where. To the south of La Rambla is the Raval district, one of the areas that has undergone the most transformation in recent decades.What to buy. This area offers a great range of alternative shops. On Calle Tallers you can find ethnic and Goth style clothes, often handmade, as well as music shops. A few metres along, Calle Riera Baixa is a must-stop for lovers of vintage fashion and decoration.Don’t miss… There are some interesting tourist sites in the Raval neighbourhood (the old Santa Creu Hospital, a World Heritage site; the CCCB -Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture-; the cat sculpture “El Gato del Raval” by Fernando Botero; MACBA, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art; the Güell Palace and the Church of Sant Pau del Camp), but what you really can’t miss out on is soaking up the atmosphere – the aromas, flavours and multicultural environment of one of the areas with the most personality in Barcelona. How to get there. Metro Stations: Sant Antoni (L2), Universidad (L1/L2), Paral·lel (L2, L3) or Liceu (L3). Bus lines: 21, 55, 59, 67, 88, 120, 121, v11, V13, V15, h24 and D50.
Old Santa Creu Hospital
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Sant Antoni: local products and book shops
Where. Close to El Raval is the district of Sant Antoni, a less touristy area.What to buy. This area is home to eight local trading associations that offer all types of products, catering to local customers. Although the trade is more local, you can also find some designer shops, well-known brands and traditional businesses selling hand-crafted items. In this neighbourhood you can also find some of the oldest and most unique book shops in Barcelona as well as the popular Sant Antoni Market which, apart from selling fresh produce every day, fills up on Sundays with stalls selling second hand books and stamps. Don’t miss… The market itself is housed in a typical example of late 19th-century architecture.How to get there. Metro Stations: Sant Antoni (L2). Bus lines: 13, 20, 24, 37, 41, 55, 64, 91, 120, 121, 141 and 144.
San Antoni Market
The Gothic Quarter: traditional Barcelona
Where. This, with El Born, is the oldest part of Barcelona, between La Rambla, Plaza de Catalunya, Vía Layetana and the port.What to buy. The Gothic Quarter is the best place to find Barcelona’s traditional shops. Here you can find shops selling antiques, books, handmade artisan clothing, hats, cutlery… and all types of one-off shops.Don’t miss… Given its age, this area is home to most of Barcelona’s historical sites: the City Hall and the Palace of the Generalitat; the Cathedral and other Gothic churches such as Santa Maria del Pi, as well as the Baroque Sant Felip Neri Church; the old Jewish Quarter and the Plaza del Rey, among many others. How to get there. Metro Stations: Sant Antoni (L2), Jaume I (L4), Liceu (L3) and Drassanes (L3). Bus lines: 47, 59, 120, h24, D20, V13, V15 and V17.
Barcelona Gothic Quarter
El Born: trendy and bohemian exclusivity
Where. Crossing Vía Layetana, between the Gothic Quarter and La Ciudadela Park, you will find the area of El Born, another of the oldest parts of Barcelona.What to buy. Despite being located in old Barcelona, the traditional shopping area of El Born has opened up to shops selling fashion, accessories and gifts, with some of the most prominent and up-market labels, but with a slightly boho, vintage feel about them, far from the luxury stores on Paseo de Gràcia. In the north part of El Born, close to Ensanche, you can find some shops specialising in comics and manga comics.Don’t miss… The Picasso Museum of Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall, the Basilica of Santa María del Mar (a real gem of Gothic architecture), Santa Caterina Market, the European Museum of Modern Art, La Ciudadela Park, the Chocolate Museum, the iconic Arco de Triunfo (triumphal arch) or La Barceloneta beach. How to get there. Metro Stations: Jaume I (L4) and Barceloneta (L4). Bus lines: 19, 47, 59, 120, V15, V17, V19, h24 and h26.
Shops in El Born district
A great way to combine visiting the city of Barcelona with shopping is the Barcelona Genuine Shops Tour, a guided tour of the city’s most inspiring shops, covering hundred-year-old shops steeped in history where you learn about the work of the artisans and designers in their actual workshops and studios; gourmet shops for sampling and buying the very best food and wine Barcelona has to offer; the museum shops, to delve into the city’s art and design; or shops selling sustainable fashion, a classic of 21st century Barcelona.
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Remember that if you live outside the European Union, you can request a VAT refund for your purchases in Barcelona. To do this you need to request a tax-free form when you make a purchase. This procedure can now also be done in the city centre, at the tourist information offices.
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Barcelona 2023 – Best Barcelona shopping streets and areas
Guide to Barcelona’s shopping areas and best Barcelona shopping streets. Where are the designer stores, brands and best shopping streets and areas in Barcelona? Barcelona has a wide variety of top designer brands, shopping malls and fashion boutiques.
Updated January 2023
What time do shops open in Barcelona? Most shops in Barcelona city center open at 10:00 in the morning and they close at 20:00 except malls, which close at 10pm. Many smaller local shops close for lunch.
The big Barcelona malls generally open at 10.00 and stay open until 22:00. Big brands like Zara, H&M, all shopping malls and most shops in the central shopping areas of Barcelona stay open during lunch hours.
Smaller shops and shops outside the city centre often close for two hours during lunch.
The smaller shops decide their own opening times, which means lunch closing times can vary from 13:00 to 17:00 in the afternoon.
All brand shops and malls are generally open on Saturday afternoons, but almost all shops are closed Sundays, except for eight special shopping Sundays days spread out during the year – most of them at the winter and summer sales and at Christmas.
The only shopping mall in Barcelona city that is open on Sundays all year is the Maremagnum shopping centre in Barcelona harbour, which has a decent selection of popular brands. In the summer Arenas shopping center, which is in a former bullring on Plaza Espanya, is also open on Sundays mid-July to mid-September.
For Sunday shopping consider a visit to one of the two big outlet malls near Barcelona called La Roca Village which is open on Sundays. The other outlet mall Viladecans The Style Outlets, is not open on Sundays.
Shopping street Passeig de Gracia
Barcelona’s most elegant, fashionable and international shopping street is called ‘Passeig de Gracia‘ in the Catalan language and ‘Paseo de Gracia‘ in the Spanish language. Passeig de Gracia is perhaps the most expensive but also the nicest street in Barcelona for shopping.
Here you can find many top designer brands and some of the flagship stores of the top Spanish and international luxury brands.
On Passeig de Gracia street below Gran Via street you can find some popular high street brands including the ZARA flagship store on corner of Passeig de Gracia and Gran Via. On another corner of Gran Via and Passeig de Gracia is one of the two Apple Store’s in Barcelona
Paseo de Gracia is a beautiful wide tree lined boulevard with lovely modernist architecture including two iconic Gaudi buildings, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. It is also the home of some of Barcelona’s luxury hotels with designer shops and top restaurants.
Find hotels on Passeig de Gracia. The Passeig de Gracia sidewalk itself is paved with exquisite hexagonal paving stones incorporating Gaudi marine motifs from Casa Mila. This iconic street also featues unique modernist lampposts and fabulous stone benches.
Shops on downtown Plaça de Catalunya
Plaça de Catalunya in Catalan language and Plaza Cataluña in Spanish language. On Plaça de Catalunya there is an excellent department store El Corte Ingles. Corte Ingles has many top brands and a well stocked supermarket and deli in the basement which are open till 10pm.
Opposite El Corte Ingles is El Triangle mall which has a small but eclectic selection of shops and cafes including Barcelona biggest perfume shop Sephora Triangle. Plaça de Catalunya is home to several brand flagship stores including Primark and Zara.
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Shopping street Portal de L’Àngel
Portal de L’Àngel has a large selection of top high street brands continue. It goes from Plaça de Catalunya and It is a pedestrian street Portal de L’Àngel that starts at Plaça de Catalunya.
Here you can find H&M’s flagship store in the old offices of the Catalan gas company across from another Corte Ingles department store. Duck down the side streets to find smaller boutiques and cafes and restaurants.
Top high street brands
Top brands like Zara, Mango, Bershka, Desigual and other top high street brands have stores in most of Barcelona’s malls and on all the most popular shopping streets like Plaça de Catalunya, Portal de L’Àngel, Passeig de Gracia, Av Diagonal and more.
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Shopping street Avenida Diagonal
Avenida Diagonal, which crosses the top of Passeig de Gracia. Av Diagonal is a very long avenue that stretches from the north east tip of Barcelona by the Diagonal Mar area and goes all the way up to the fashionable south-west residential area called the Zona Alta – the high zone.
Although the two streets share a junction it would be a long walk to shop on both Passeig de Gracia and Av Diagonal in one day. Better to take a taxi or split the shopping into two days.
The best shopping on Av Diagonal begins where the avenue crosses Passeig de Gracia and continues up to the Pedrables mall at the top of Diagonal Mar. Av Diagonal has many trendy stores like Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and Gucci stores among many others.
Av Diagonal is also where you can find popular furniture brands like Habitat, Zara Home, BoConcept and more. A popular shopping area near Av Diagonal is the Plaça de Francesc Macià in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district. It has many top boutiques and cafes and a lovely park called Turo Park nearby.
At the top end of Diagonal don’t miss a visit to one of Barcelona’s best shopping centres called L’illa, which is home to many top fashion brands and features an excellent basement level food court.
Shopping street Rambla de Catalunya
Rambla de Catalunya (not the same street as the famous La Rambla – see below) is one of Barcelona’s most charming streets for strolling and there are many cute small boutiques and shops in a mix of styles. Rambla de Catalunya has many small fashion boutiques, accessory shops, gift shops and cafes.
The café lined pedestrian area in the middle makes Rambla de Catalunya a popular street to combine some shopping and a meal. It runs parallel with Passeig de Gracia and the streets connecting the two also have many shops and art galleries.
Shopping street Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas is a great street for strolling, but not the best shopping street. There are many fast food shops, and souvenir shops and not the best place for high fashion, but you can find some high street brands like Desigual and H&M on La Rambla especially in the top part near Plaza Catalunya.
Fashion and artisan boutiques
For small intimate fashion and artisan boutiques head to the old part of Barcelona where you can find many small interesting shops in the Gothic area mostly in the upper area. A good place to start is on Carrer de la Portaferrissa from La Ramba. For gifts and art we can recommend Carrer de Petritxol in the gothic area.
You will also enjoy visiting the eclectic boutiques in trendy Ribera/Born area in the old city. For more artisan and craft shops, visit the ‘Spanish village’ on Montjuic hill. It’s called Poble Espanyol. It has 40 craft shops and workshops tucked in the alleyways of this unique tourist attraction that also offers a glmpse of Spanish architecture from the entire Spanish peninsular.
Outlet villages and malls
La Roca Village is a luxury outlet shopping village with 100 designer outlet boutiques,cafes and restaurants. La Roca is outside Barcelona and located 30 minutes and 40km from both Barcelona and Girona by car or bus on Exit 12 ‘Cardedeu’ of the AP7 (A7) motorway.
La Roca is by the village Santa Agnès de Malanyanes and is located parallel to the AP7 autopista highway. You can get to La Roca by car or shuttle bus. In 2016 Barcelona welcomed the latest outlet mall which is located just south of Barcelona. It’s called Viladecans The Style Outlets.
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Barcelona Easter shopping
On the public holidays of Good Friday and Easter Monday shops are closed in Barcelona. In the centre of town you will find many small souvenir tourist shops that are open and some small boutique clothing shops too, but all the big shopping centres and high-street brand shops are closed. Restaurants and bars are open. Tourist guide Easter Barcelona
Barcelona Christmas shopping
On the public holidays of Christmas Day and Boxing Day shops are closed in Barcelona. In the centre of town you will find many small souvenir tourist shops that are open and some small boutique clothing shops too, but all the big shopping centres and high-street brand shops are closed.
In December there are some special shopping Sundays when shops are open. Christmas markets are open. Many restaurants and bars are open. Guide Barcelona Christmas
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The shopping streets of Barcelona attract with a huge number of places where you can buy goods from manufacturers that have long been entrenched in the category of top brands. Shopping within the streets reserved for boutiques and shopping centers is much more convenient than traveling to different parts of Barcelona in search of the desired product. This option allows you not to be distracted by external circumstances, but to focus on the purpose of the promenade. Fortunately, the shopping streets of Barcelona are ready to offer solutions for shoppers with diametrically opposed tastes.
Hunt for goods: when there are sales in Barcelona
Strolling through the shopping streets is the most profitable during the months of huge discounts. They are timed to coincide with the sales that take place in Barcelona in winter and summer.
When the shopping streets of Barcelona are having sales
The first act of generosity is scheduled for the days from January 7 to March 6. The festive mood again comes to shopaholics on July 1 and lasts until August 31.
During the sale, things on the shopping streets of Barcelona are offered at 30-50% cheaper than usual. Over time, the value grows to seventy percent! The only problem is that the number of goods every day decreases exponentially.
It is pleasant to walk the streets of Barcelona with shops regardless of the time of year. It would be good to plan summer entertainment for the equator of July, because August is considered the month of holidays for the Catalans, when there is an opportunity to forget about problems and fuss. At the end of summer, the shopping streets of Barcelona can disappoint shopaholics with closed shop doors.
The best shopping streets in Barcelona
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Street, which is literally dotted with boutiques of various categories. There is nothing complicated in traveling to it – the Barcelona metro will provide a quick and comfortable trip to the Universitat or Catalunya stations.
Carrer de Pelai is a variant aimed more at rich people who are not used to counting money during shopping marathons.
Barcelona’s shopping street has shops with little things that delight young people. Carrer de Pelai has also become famous as a place where quality shoes are sold.
Despite the fact that the street is not too long (about 300 m), guests of Barcelona will definitely be pleased with the abundance of goods seen. Carrer de Pelai takes its beginning from the Central University, leading to Plaza Catalunya. Part of the Gate of the Angels is attributed to the street.
The best value for money boutiques in this part of Barcelona are:
- Mango and some others
2Barcelona’s shopping streets are also represented by the fashionable Passeig de Gràcia
Fashionable Passeig de Gràcia
The luxurious Passeig de Gràcia is known even to persons with a minimum of information about the organization of the capital of Catalonia. Guests of Barcelona here pay attention to the sights and think about how best to arrange a walk, touching on all the very best. For shopaholics, Passeig de Gràcia is like a treasure chest. You can get to the place on the Barcelona metro, leaving the car at the station of the same name.
The street is the backbone of a densely populated area like the Eixample. Additional attention is provided by tourists, so the number of boutiques and shops for dudes is simply sky-high. Just a fraction of what’s on the Barcelona shopping street below:
- Louis Vuitton
Shopping here is characterized by aesthetics. The fact is, choosing Passeig de Gràcia as a place of adventure provides an opportunity to combine a walk through tourist Barcelona, seeing Gaudí’s creations and appreciating the assortment of goods. In addition to leading brands in their field, Barcelona’s shopping street will surprise you with products that are affordable even on a very limited budget.
3 Rambla de Catalunya – the most famous shopping street in Barcelona
A street that is parallel to the one indicated a little earlier, but the difference between the options is noticeable to the naked eye. The Rambla de Catalunya in Barcelona is focused on Spanish brands that are famous for their quality clothing and footwear. The street has become the site chosen by the Custo and Desigual brands to house key offices.
Rambla de Catalunya is probably the best place to buy a new pair of shoes in Barcelona. Here, impeccable solutions are ready to offer in:
- Mayol Sabateria
- Royalty Shoes Gallery
- Joan Sagrera and other locations
Barcelona’s shopping street attracts attention with boutiques with leather accessories, the presence of places where shopaholics are in for pleasant surprises. For example, one can hardly leave the centers disappointed:
- Massimo Dutti
Unfortunately, the Rambla de Catalunya in Barcelona is characterized by above-average prices, so not everyone can afford shopping here.
4Riera Baixa: Barcelona shopping street for those who think outside the box
On the territory of Raval there is a rather modest size street in Barcelona Riera Baixa with clothing stores that definitely do not fit the office dress code. People talk about the place as an option to find accessories that stand out from the crowd.
CDs, posters, T-shirts of various styles, hats and much more awaits everyone who visits Barcelona’s shopping street in Raval. There are samples for lovers of second-hand. Riera Baixa is the go-to destination when it comes to finding party wear. Adherents of vintage style often walk along the street.
The peculiarity of the variant is the habit of sellers to display mannequins outside the outlets, which leads to the emergence of another Barcelona market. It operates from late spring to December. In winter, you have to look for compromises because of the cold snap. The factors listed above give the right to consider Riera Baixa the original shopping street of Barcelona.
5La Diagonal represents the shopping streets of Barcelona with a huge variety of boutiques
The importance of the street to Barcelona’s transport system cannot be overestimated. However, it is worth considering that La Diagonal is a great place to shop. Its advantage is a high concentration of shops in a minimum of space. It is hardly possible to get tired of walking along the shopping street of Barcelona between Plaça de Francesc Macià and Passeig de Gracia.
La Diagonal will bring maximum pleasure to those who are ready to spend a lot of money. It is only important not to lose self-control, because the variety of goods in the boutiques of Calvin Klein, Gucci, Armani and Versace can briefly fall out of reality. The street also includes points for shopping for a modest amount.
6Portal de l’Àngel: how to find products from popular brands in Barcelona
Street in the center with a number of advantages, including shops for people without exorbitant incomes. It is the brands popular with most residents of Barcelona that distinguish Portal de l’Àngel from the rest. For example, retail outlets are equipped here:
- Massimo Dutti
- Calzedonia and others
Yes, you will have to forget about luxury, but stylish things without overpayments will be found here in the shortest possible time.
7What is offered on La Rambla
La Rambla is the best street to walk around Barcelona on your first visit. Without such significant objects, it will not work to understand the structure of the capital of Catalonia. The shopping street of Barcelona, awarded the status of a separate attraction, attracts with a variety of goods – from clothes and shoes to flowers and antiques.
Of course, here you can buy souvenirs and memorable gifts for your relatives. The choice of things is simply dizzying – it is better to assess the situation with your own eyes. A pleasant surprise for those walking along the street will be the presence of the Boqueria market. However, when visiting the beauties of the Rambla, tourists should not lose their vigilance, because such places in Barcelona abound with pickpockets.
How to return Tax free in the city of
Regardless of the chosen shopping street in Barcelona, the buyer has the right to return part of the money spent. In case of purchase of goods for more than 90 euros and if you fill out the paperwork correctly, you can get up to 15%! Funds will be issued in cash at the airport, transfer to a credit card is available.
Less popular among the guests of Barcelona is a postal order, carried out no later than three months from the date of the transaction. It is realistic to receive money with minimal time delays by filling out a “global refund”. Forms of this type involve the issuance of cash at Barcelona airport.
Preparing for shopping in Barcelona
Points offering goods for every taste and budget operate according to strict rules. Basically they are related to the work schedule.
Siesta is an integral attribute of Barcelona, which even boutiques on shopping streets adapt to. As a rule, the afternoon rest lasts from 13.00 to 16.30.
Most shops open their doors at 9-9.30 am. The end of the working day most often falls at 22:00. Many establishments on the shopping streets of Barcelona are closed on Sunday.
People who shop for the first time in the Catalan capital are easily confused in the flow of offers. In order not to waste time on the streets of Barcelona, you can take a guide from the kiosks containing information about the city’s outlets, sorted according to different criteria.
And if, in addition to shopping, you want to walk around the best sights of the city, do not forget to purchase tickets in advance. You can do this at the link.
- How to avoid queues at Barcelona attractions. Tickets for Sagrada Familia and Park Güell skip the line.
- How not to be deceived by local taxi drivers. Order a taxi in advance with fixed rates online. The most reliable service for ordering a taxi is KiwiTaxi .
- Excursions in Barcelona with locals will help you to get to know this city for real. The best way to get comfortable in an unfamiliar city is to walk around it with a person who has lived here for many years.
- We advise you to take out travel insurance so that there are no unpleasant surprises while traveling to Barcelona.
- Barcelona City Pass is a one-stop card that makes organizing your holiday in Barcelona easier and saves you a lot of time and money.
- Hotels in Barcelona: is our selection and recommendations.
- Bus Turistic is a tourist bus and a great way to get to all the necessary monuments of Barcelona quickly, with a breeze and comfort.
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According to research conducted by Global Blue, all these purchases are made mainly in the area of the capital called Salamanca (Salamanca) and on Gràcia Avenue or Paseo de Gràcia (paseo de Gràcia) in Barcelona. According to the data, Barcelona is also known to attract more tourists with high purchasing power than Madrid. Thus, 3 out of 10 euros spent on shopping in Spain stays in the shops of this main street in Barcelona. So, you have booked a great apartment in Barcelona from Lugaris and are ready to go on vacation! The question arises: what to look at first? And more importantly, where can you buy well in Barcelona? We have compiled for you a list of the best shops and shopping centers in Barcelona.
However, there are plenty of other places to shop in Barcelona to suit all tastes and budgets: entire streets and avenues, handicraft shops, open-air markets, shopping malls… Moreover, many of them are close to our beach apartments in rent.
Added to this is the fact that some of these places stand out for their undeniable architectural beauty, which brings a unique element of the Barcelona tourist experience to shopping. Also don’t forget that daylight hours are quite long, and public transport prices are reasonable . Therefore, Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world for shopping.
And just so you can see for yourself, we’ve listed the best places to shop in Barcelona for you. Take note!
SHOPPING ON PACEO DE GRACIA
Similar to Madrid’s Preciados Street or Lisbon’s Avenida Libertade, this street is home to the highest concentration of luxury shopping: the “golden mile”. Its slightly more than a hundred buildings house representative offices of the world’s best designers, such as Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Carolina Herrera, Prada, Valentino, Hermès. There are also boutiques of leading Spanish brands such as Antoni Miró, Roberto Merino, Tous or Desigual, and stores of major chains such as Mango or Zara.
What could be better? Only that you will be shopping surrounded by masterpieces of modernist architecture: La Pedrera or Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, House Amalie and House Leo Morera. And that’s not all: if you come to Barcelona at the end of November, you will have the opportunity to enjoy night shopping during The Shopping Night Barcelona . On this night, shops are open until early morning, and you can attend fashion shows.
Also on the south side of parallel street Rambla de Catalunya (rambla de Catalunya) you will find prestigious brands such as Benetton or Custo Barcelona.
SHOPPING IN PLAZA CATALONIA
Both Rambla de Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia lead to Plaza Catalunya, one of the city centres. In addition to being one of the busiest places, you will also find great shopping offers from the leaders – FNAC and El Corte Inglés, huge retail spaces in the style of French Printemps or Galeries LaFayette, English Harrod’s or American Macy’s. There is also an Apple store and a Desigual boutique.
Another of the streets that lead to this square is Calle de Pelai , which is also full of shops and boutiques.
SHOPPING IN PORTAL DEL ANGEL
This is the highest price per square meter shopping street in all of Spain, ahead of Madrid’s Preciados Street and Paseo de Gracia and also in the top 20 of the world. There you will find stores of major chains such as Nike, Zara, Cortefiel, Benetton, H&M, Springfield or Tezenis. There are also various shoe stores, jewelry stores and El Corte Inglés, specializing in accessories and sportswear, as well as small traditional shops where you can buy homemade ice cream or turron . As a rule, there is also a small open-air market always open, offering handicrafts .
An interesting fact worth mentioning is that on this street, which connects Plaza Catalunya with the Cathedral Square in the Gothic Quarter, there is the oldest fountain in Barcelona from the medieval period. The giant Cottet thermometer, 22 meters high and weighing 2 tons, deserves special attention on this street, which has been showing the air temperature for more than half a century.
SHOPPING IN LAS RAMBLAS
Plaza Catalunya is the starting point of Las Ramblas, or Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous street. Along it you will find small clothing and souvenir shops, street ice cream and pastry shops, various kiosks and flower shops that are over a hundred years old. Of course, we must not forget the Boqueria market, which has existed since 1836 and has more than 200 stalls. Its entrance, adorned with wrought iron and stained glass, is one of its main treasures. On the right hand (if you go down towards the port) area 9 awaits you0164 Raval , dotted with ethnic clothing stores as well as pastry shops and restaurants where you can taste delicious dishes from other countries of the world.
SHOPPING IN THE GOTHIC QUARTER AND EL BORN
The Ciutat Vella district, which consists of the oldest quarters in Barcelona, is a place of traditional shops, for which the passage of time is only good. We mean antique shops, vintage bookstores, handmade clothes and accessories stores… Some of these unique places are incredibly successful contrary to the logic and laws of the modern market, such as hat shops or a cutlery shop located right in front of the famous church of Santa Maria del -Pi.
Argenteria, Sombrerers, Mirallers and Banys Nous stand out among the best shopping streets.