Stores in barcelona spain: Best Shops in Barcelona – Barcelona shopping Guide

Barcelona’s 5 best shops – Lonely Planet

In our 5 Shops series, we’ll point you in the direction of our favorite independent shops across some of the world’s best cities. From food markets to bookshops, vintage and homegrown design, we’ve found a diverse and exciting mix of local retailers where you can pick up one-of-a-kind pieces.

In Catalonia’s lively capital, a rich artisanal heritage that stretches back centuries meets fresh, forward-thinking design trends, along with some of Spain’s most wonderful markets. Here are five of our favorite independent shops in Barcelona, each telling a snippet of the city’s ever-evolving story. 

Make the most out of every adventure with help from our weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox.

Best vintage/second-hand store
Holala! Plaza

Barcelona has a thriving world of vintage design, with El Raval its main hub. For Ibiza-born Holala! Plaza, garments are collected from flea markets, textile factories and shops all over the world, then shown off in this wonderland of vintage design overlooking Plaça de Castella. Inside, there’s a fun vibe, with posters all over the walls and decorative surfboards dotted around.

I always make a beeline for the rails of preloved denim jackets, often including Levi’s numbers. At any given moment, the constantly refreshed stock might also include Burberry trench coats, Hawaiian shirts, sequin-covered party dresses, Converse sneakers and floppy beach hats. El Raval hosts several popular secondhand markets, too, including El Flea and Fleadonia. 

Best food market
Mercat de Sant Antoni 

The 2018 reopening of the 1882 Modernista market in Sant Antoni kicked off a wave of local creativity and put this once-sleepy neighborhood on the map, with new restaurants, cafes and shops. It took nine years to sensitively restore the building designed by Catalan architect Antoni Rovira i Trias, as archaeological remains kept emerging; you can still see 17th-century defensive walls and part of the Roman-era Via Augusta. 

Most people are here for the fabulously fresh local produce – Catalan cheeses, just-cut pernil (jamón in Spanish), fish from the Vilanova dock – and perhaps a stop at one of the low-key cafe-restaurants, such as Casa Blanca. It will be hard to resist the stands selling home-cooked meals to go (I often pick up a chunk of tortilla for lunch). Don’t miss the Mercat Dominical, a 1936-founded secondhand-book market that sets up shop outside every Sunday. 

Best place to pick up a souvenir
Grey Street 

A soothingly converted perfume shop in the thick of multicultural El Raval is the setting for this carefully displayed selection of products from small, local brands, where all products are vegan, cruelty-free and sustainability-focused. Australian owner Amy Cocker (who has been a Barcelona local for years) named Grey Street after where her grandparents lived in Canberra.

I always end up taking home one of the beautiful home pieces. The Annick Galimont whale mugs are handmade in the town of La Bisbal d’Empordà, which is famous for its ceramics; M.A.E.V.O does whimsical one-of-a-kind ceramic mugs, too. Then there are Spain-made tarot decks, delicious incense and essential oils, colorful earrings, a few international treats like Rains backpacks, and more. Along the same leafy street you’ll find several other boutiques and craft shops, so plan on lingering a while. 

Best local design
La Manual Alpargatera

In the heart of the ancient Barri Gòtic, La Manual Alpargatera makes gorgeous artisanal espardenyes (espadrilles), typical of rural Catalonia. In business since 1940, this shoemaker played a key role in bringing this rope-soled shoe into the fashion world; celebrity fans have included everyone from Penélope Cruz to Ralph Lauren to Salvador Dalí. Each pair of shoes is made by hand using traditional techniques that go back thousands of years, whether you fancy a classic rustic-style Pinxo set or some stylish lace-up wedges.

You can also join an espadrille-making workshop to craft your own. This is one of Barcelona’s historic comerços emblemàtics (emblematic businesses), which have been officially protected from development since 2014; there’s a second branch in El Born. 

Best bookstore
Llibreria Finestres

Fabulous bookshops are something of a Barcelona speciality. I can never resist a browse at Llibreria Finestres in Esquerra de L’Eixample, for both the creatively styled interiors and the wonderfully varied book collection (in a range of languages). Local designers Quintana Partners have put a fresh stamp on the landmark early-20th-century building by Barcelona architect Enric Sagnier: now, it’s a flowing delight of a bookshop, with lounge-y armchairs, a lush back garden, a lively events calendar and titles covering everything from botanical plants to the Spanish Civil War. Finestres has a second space devoted to comics and art just across the street. 

A 10-minute walk east, Laie is another favorite, with book-stacked shelves beneath whitewashed arches in a traditional Eixample building. This humanities-focused Barcelona brand has several outlets around town, but the Carrer de Pau Claris branch is its flagship. Most titles are in Catalan or Spanish (local cinema, Catalonia’s history, the Spanish arts, etc) and there’s a lovely tile-floored cafe upstairs.

Girls Guide to Shopping in Barcelona

Page Content

By Alexandra Moore

This article outlines the variety of Shopping in Barcelona for girls and includes clothing, swimwear, shoes, and cosmetics, as well as a section on plus sized clothing.

Cosmetics counter in Corte Inglés in Barcelona

I came to Barcelona excited about the prospect of shopping, having been familiar with the recently internationalized Mango and Zara. However even I was surprised and delighted at the variety and number of shops in this fair city, in fact to the dismay of my bank balance I managed to buy a new item every single day in my first week.

Here are a few shops for women and some tips I picked up along the way.

Clothes Shopping in Barcelona

There is an incredible variety of clothes shops to suit all tastes, from the cheaper, younger Spanish brands like Bershka to top international fashion houses like Chanel.

Avinguda Portal d’Angel, 15-17
08002 Barcelona, España.

Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3)

Car parking near Bershka in Portal de l’Angel

Bershka is one of Spain’s most popular shops for girls in the15-29 year age group and is suitable for your basics. It is incredibly cheap, with a pair of Bershka labelled jeans coming in at just €19.00.

In the same genre are Stradivarius, Pull & Bear and Pimpkie, all found on the same road.

For those of you hoping to drag along boyfriends, fear not, they have no reason to grumble, shops like Bershka and Stradivarius have thoughtfully put some benches in their entrances.

Avenida Del Portal De L’Angel, 32-34
08002 Barcelona, España.

Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3)

Car parking near Zara in Portal de l’Angel

These brands are now internationally known for giving the customer high fashion at high street prices. However as the stock of each shop depends on the demand of the customers in the area you might find something different here than what you get at home. Slightly smarter than Bershka, I have seen all ages shopping here. The tailoring is particularly good, so if you are on the lookout for smarter/work clothes then this could be your place.

Zara’s flagship stores

Also see list of Zara shops in Barcelona.

Massimo Dutti
Del Portal de l’Angel, 24
08002 Barcelona, España.

Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3)

Car parking near Massimo Dutti in Portal de l’Angel

Massimo Dutti clothes shop in Barcelona

This brand is another step up in both sophistication and price, however it is still reasonable, I found a fabulous jumper for €36.00. The clothes have more of a Spanish feel in their colour and fabrics, and they have quality accessories and leather shoes and bags.

System Action is similar to Massimo Dutti in both price and style.

If you are looking for International brands then the best thing to do is walk down Passeig de Gràcia. Here you will find Diesel, Miss Sixty as well as MaxMara, Chanel and Louis Vuitton (plus you get the bonus of a bit of sightseeing thrown in as you will pass Gaudi’s famous building, La Pedrera No. 92 and his Casa Batlló, no. 43. It’s a lovely street to wander down, wide and dotted with cafes which can provide a welcome rest, but in the international stores be prepared to pay the same prices as you would in any of these shops in London or Paris.

(Most of the shops already mentioned do not partake in the 14:00 – 17:00 siesta time when most other businesses shut, and often stay open until around 21:00. Normal shop opening times are 10:00 – 13:00 then 17:00 – 20:00)

Custo Barcelona
La Rambla, 109
08002 Barcelona, España.

Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)

Car parking near Custo Barcelona on La Rambla close to La Boqueria Market

Official website: Custo Barcelona
Alternatively, if you are searching for a bit of originality Barcelona style, then Custo might be your best bet. Custo is a well known Spanish designer, popular for his use of colour and wacky designs. The clothes are good quality but will set you back a fair amount with a simple T shirt costing at least €60.00.

Similar in style but slightly less expensive is Paramita, on La Ramblas just opposite Liceu metro station. For more information see our Custo Barcelona information page.

It is worth keeping in mind that shops such as Bershka, Mango and Zara all have a line of inexpensive shoes and accessories that are definitely worth checking out, and they go up to size 8 (41).

Swimwear shopping in Barcelona

One of the joys of Barcelona is the fact that is right next to the beach, therefore swimwear is an essential.

Avinguda Portal d’Angel, 3-5
08002 Barcelona, España.

Metro: Catalunya/Liceu (Green Line, L3), 10 minute walk from either station.

Car parking near Calzedonia in Portal de l’Angel

This is an amazing shop full of original designs and styles. The quality is good even if the prices can easily reach €50.00 for a bikini. You will look fabulous on the beach though.

Plus Sized Clothes Shopping

Glories Shopping Centre
Diagonal, 208
08018 Barcelona, España.

Metro: Glories (Red Line, L1) 10 minutes walk from the metro.

Car parking near Etam in Glories Shopping Centre close to Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes

Website for glories shopping centre:

If you are looking for plus-sized clothes then try Etams in the Glories shopping Centre. There are also other stores in the shopping centre that stock this type of clothing as well as the giant Carrefour.

Shoes shopping in Barcelona

La Manual Alpargatera
If you are a shoe addict, or if you are searching for your perfect pair of espadrilles (surely a must-buy in Spain) you can not miss this famous shop. This company, whose workshop is behind the shop, has been making espadrilles for almost a century and is so well-known for its handicraft, as well as for the atmosphere inside the shop and the charm of its Catalan staff that it can count Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas and late Pope John Paul II as customers.

They also sell bags, hats and canes all made from natural materials.

You can also find some stylish vegan shoes at Amapola.

If you just want a pair of normal espadrilles don’t forget you can pick them up in most Spanish supermarkets (like Carrefour Express on Las Ramblas) for about €5.00.

Camper is another famous international brand that you may be surprised to know is Spanish. The trendy shop and new 25 room Camper hotel can be located near the MACBA (Museum of contemporary art) in the lively Raval district of La Rambla.

See our page on Camper shops in Barcelona.

Noel Barcelona
Carrer Pelai, 48
08001 Barcelona, España.

Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) 3 minutes walk

Car parking near Noel Barcelona close to Plaça de Catalunya

Amazingly here is where you will find the most unbelievable collection of cowboy boots. Every style and colour, a pair will set you back at least €150. 00.

They do of course have other shoes too, trainers, espadrilles, it’s a veritable one-stop shoe shop.

Cosmetics shopping

cosmetics shopping in Barcelona

El Corte Inglés
Plaza de Catalunya, 14
08002 Barcelona, España.

Metro: Catalunya (Green line, L3)

Car parking near El Corte Inglés

You can’t beat Corte Inglés, it’s one of Spain’s leading department stores and is known for its range of cosmetics (and almost everything else you could need). It’s also an refreshing air conditioned place to pop into to cool down after a hard day’s shopping.

See our detailed page on El Corte Inglés stores in Barcelona.

Carrer Pelayo, 13-37
CC Del Triangle
08001 Barcelona, España.

Metro: Catalunya (Green line, L3) 2 minutes walk

Car parking near Sephora close to Plaça de Catalunya

Website: Sephora
This international cosmetics emporium has a large shop stocking the trendy make up brands and every perfume under the sun.

Take advantage of the summer sales (Usually start first week in July to the end of August) where some shops slash their prices by up to 70% the word to look out for is Rebajas, or Rebaixes in Catalan.

If you prefer to do your shopping all under one roof then you best head to L’Illa which is a mall on El Diagonal (Lilla), 10 minutes walk from Cortes metro station. Here you’ll find Bershka, Mango to interior design shops and Decathlon which has every item of sporting equipment you could ever need.

Outlet shopping- Shopping Village (Just outside Barcelona)

La Roca Village
La Roca del Valles

Regular bus service from Barcelona
Sagalés runs a bus service from Fabra i Puig Bus Station (Barcelona) to La Roca Village.
Operating days: Monday – Sunday

From Barcelona to La Roca Village
06:15 – 19:20

From La Roca Village to Barcelona
07:58 – 20:48

Price per journey: €4. 50
Time of the journey: 50 minutes.

Tel: +34 93 842 3939
Website: La Roca Village

Here you will find over 80 leading brands such as Camper, Cacharel, Ralph Lauren and Quicksilver at prices reduced by about 60% all year round, all conveniently situated in this ‘village’ inspired by late 18th century Catalan architecture. A helpfully point is there is also a playground for restless children.

Here in Barcelona you will come across the same shops over and over again, for example there are 2 Bershka shops on Av. Portal d’Angel, there is also one just up Carrer Pelai, more on Plaça Universidad, on L’illa mall and so on, so whether you are a dedicated shopper wanting to plan your trip, or just hoping to stroll around and find things as you do, Barcelona is perfect.

Shopping in Barcelona – Shopping


    • 0.1
      About Spain

      • 0.1.1
        Also read:
  • 1
    General information
  • 2
    Barcelona Shopping Line route
  • 3
    Shopping malls in Barcelona
  • 4
    Markets and outlets in Barcelona
  • 5
    Shopping streets in Barcelona

    • 5. 1
      Read more about Spain here!

      • 5.1.1 Sources

About Spain

Also read:

Being in sunny Spain, one cannot deny oneself the pleasure and look in between visiting museums and visiting local attractions in shops.

The number of stores of different sizes in Spain is truly amazing. For example, Barcelona is a cult destination for all lovers of shopping.

Along with Milan and Paris, Barcelona is one of the European fashion capitals and a real paradise for shopaholics. Naturally, first of all people come here for shoes and clothes.


If you want to thoroughly shop in Barcelona, ​​then you need to take into account some features of the shops in this city.

Regardless of the time of year, in all of Spain from 13:00 to approximately 16:30 there comes a siesta time, or an afternoon break. At this time, almost nothing works.

Shops open at approximately 9:30, after which they take a break from 13:30 to 16:30 and continue their work until 22:00. Large shopping centers are open without a siesta break from 10:00 to 21:00.

In order to understand all the variety of shops in Barcelona, ​​you can purchase a brochure called “Barcelona Shopping Guide” (Spanish: Guia de Compres) at any of the city’s press kiosks or in a bookstore.

This is a complete directory of all the shops in Barcelona, ​​where you will find over 450 shop names, sorted alphabetically and in subject and thematic order.

Discounts in Spanish are called Rebajas. The biggest sales happen twice a year: from January to March and from July to August.

Route Barcelona Shopping Line

If you are afraid of getting lost in the maze of shopping malls in Barcelona, ​​then it is best to take a ticket for the Barcelona Shopping Line bus. This bus route has a length of 5 kilometers and starts in the area of ​​the old port of Barcelona and ends at the exit from the city at Avinguda Diagonal.

Blue buses run on this route on weekdays from 7:30 a. m. to 9:45 p.m. with an interval of 7 minutes, and on Saturday from 9:30 to 21:20 with an interval of 15 minutes.

You can buy a bus ticket from the driver for only 10 euros. With this ticket, you can travel all day along the route, which has stops in all shopping areas.

The list of stops in the order of their location on the route is given below: Port Vell – Raval – Ramlas – Ribera – Barri Gotic – Placa de Catalunya – Eixample – Passeig de Gracia – Rambla de Catalunya – Avinguda Diagonal.

When getting off at one of these stops, be sure to visit the huge shopping center, fashion boutiques, and jewelry stores.

Shopping malls in Barcelona

Since Barcelona is one of the most important tourist and financial centers in Europe and Spain, there are many top-level shopping centers here.

But at the same time, this city does not change the European tradition of street markets. Such markets usually operate only one day a week.

Partially, the shopping centers of Barcelona are covered by the Barcelona Shopping Line bus route, but still some of them remained outside the route, but still deserve attention.

So, the main shopping centers and other interesting shops of the Catalan capital: 40 de Mayo Bulevard Rosa Dudua Diagonal Mar Diabolik Glories El Triangle El Corte Ingles L’Illa Diagonal Maremagnum La Maquinista Pedralbes

Markets and outlets in Barcelona

Barcelona also has a huge number of street markets, which are also a landmark of this city.

The undoubted pearl among all the bazaars is, of course, Boqueria, located on La Rambla, but below is a list of the names of several more interesting street markets in Barcelona: Flea market Els Encants La Concepcio La Boqueria San Antoni Santa Caterina Crafts Fair

Outlet village in Barcelona deserves special attention. This phenomenon appeared in Europe not so long ago, but in Spain it has already gained significant popularity.

The outlet village is a shopping village where you can buy various fashion designer and brand items at a discount throughout the year. Outlet village shopping centers sell wardrobe items and accessories from last year’s collections, items from shows, surplus shoes, clothes and accessories from warehouses that remain after the distribution of seasonal goods to shops and boutiques.

As a rule, such trading villages are located in the suburbs. For example, in Barcelona, ​​the outlet village is the La Rocca Village shopping center, located just half an hour from the city.

Shopping streets in Barcelona

There are quite a lot of street markets and shopping centers in Barcelona, ​​but for lovers of walking from boutique to boutique, the city has many busy streets that are full-fledged shopping areas.

In such areas, there is a truly incredible number of shops that can attract any shopper.

For example, Carrer de Pelai Street, which you can find yourself on when you get off the metro at Universitat and Catalunya stations, is a real paradise for shoppers with a wide range of incomes.

However, this place is especially popular among students who prefer inexpensive stores of fashionable youth brands.

The street has a length of only 200-300 meters, but this is enough to cause real euphoria in a shopaholic. It starts at the Central University of Barcelona and ends at Placa de Catalunya itself.

It also captures several nearby streets such as Avinguda Portal de l`Angel and Portaferissa. Among the democratic and budget stores that are located here, you can find boutiques of such brands as Bershka, Zara, Topman, Topshop, Camper, Happy Books, Zoe, Celio, Casas, Mango, Discos Balada and С&A. In addition, here you can profitably buy new shoes.

Passeig de Gracia, in turn, is one of the most famous streets in Barcelona, ​​along with La Diagonal. The nearest metro stations to this street are Diagonal, Passeig de Gracia and Catalunya.

Passage de Gracia hosts an impressive part of Barcelona’s boutiques and shops, most of which are owned by such high-profile companies as Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Rolex.

Walking along this street, you can not only make profitable fashion purchases, but also admire the modernist masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí. There are also budget stores here, such as Mango and Calzedonia.

Rambla de Catalunya runs parallel to Passeig de Gracia. On Rambla de Catalunya there are a huge number of shops with shoes and clothes made by Spanish brands.

For example, it is here that you can find the central stores of such exclusively Spanish companies as Custo and Desigua. These brands are truly iconic in Spain.

Among other things, all the best shoe stores in Barcelona are located in this area: Joan Sagrera, Royalty Shoes Gallery and many others. However, this street is full of shops with leather goods.

For example, bags can be purchased at Vogue and Mar Bessas boutiques. There are also cosmetic boutiques here: MAC and Sephora. But on this street, as well as on the parallel one, you should not count on boutiques with very low prices.

Riera Baixa is a very small street. It is located in the Raval district, between Hospital and Carme.

Most of all the strange clothes in Barcelona are concentrated in this place. Literally at every step there are shops with T-shirts, CDs and posters with the image of Ernesto Che Guevara, second-hand shops with various clothes of the last century, as well as shops with vintage and club clothes.

Sometimes mannequins and showcases on this street can be found right on the pavement. At such moments, Riera Baixa miraculously transforms into Mercat Alternatiu street market.

This takes place every Saturday from May to December, with the exception of November. During the winter season, the market operates only once every two months.

The most important street in Barcelona is La Diagonal.

It is important not only from a transport point of view, but also from a trade point of view. The main part of the street, on which most of all the shops are concentrated, is the segment between Placa de Francesc Macia and Passeig de Gracia streets.

All fans of luxury shopping should definitely visit this place, because boutiques of such companies as Calvin Klein, Gucci, Versace, Emporio Armani and many others are located here.

However, lovers of more “budget” shopping will not be left without attention here either. This bustling street that runs down from Plaza Catalunya has a good selection of shops that the middle class can afford to shop.

La Rambla, one of the most famous boulevards in the world, is not a real shopping area, but here you can buy souvenirs, paintings, antiques and other aesthetic values.

The famous Boquería market is also located here, where you can buy the freshest products in all of Barcelona. Every tourist who comes to Barcelona must walk along this street, so you should beware of pickpockets here.

Read more about Spain here!

Avinyo Metro Liceu, Drassanes

The street is small, narrow and rather dark. The shops on it are also small and unusual. Strange shoes and clothes. New and second hand. From famous Levi’s Vintage Collection and Dirk Bikkembergs to young and unknown designers.

Passeig de Gracia Metro Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia, Diagonal

The vast majority of boutiques and shops throughout the city are located along Gracia Boulevard and the parallel Rambla Catalunya. Here you can see a lot of Spanish brands of clothes and shoes. Brands from other Europeans are more common on the streets of Balmes, Muntaner u Via Augusta, on Diagonal. The general trend is bourgeois-raised, prices are the same.

Pelai Metro Catalunya, Universitat

It is a shopping paradise for students. There is a street from the Central University of Barcelona to Plaza Catalunya itself. Saturated with shops with very affordable prices. It is here that teachers will be able to find students who are absent from the lecture. Although, it is unlikely to be found: Zara, Casas, C&A, Mango, Zoe, Camper – this is not a complete list of presented brands. The shopping area smoothly flows into Portaferissa u Avenguda Portal de I’Angel.

Riera Baixa Metro Liceu, Sant Antony

If you don’t know the exact coordinates – between Carme u Hospital streets in Haute Raval – then it’s almost impossible to find this place. This is the so-called alternative market. T-shirts with portraits of Che Guevara and slogans of the Catalan revolutionaries, CDs, second-hand stores with collections from the 1920s to the 1980s, as well as shops with more modern clothes. It’s worth a look here if only for the sake of interest.

From time to time, hangers and stalls are placed directly on the road, which turns the street into a real Mercat Alternatiu market. This happens twice a month, and every Saturday from May to October and also in December.

Related materials:


Shopping in Barcelona (Spain)

Shopping in Barcelona (Spain) is considered one of the best in Europe. This city has a huge number of boutiques, shopping centers and outlets, more than 35 thousand stores in total! Unlike many other European cities, large shopping centers are located here not only on the outskirts, but also in the very center of the metropolis.

The central street for shopping in Barcelona is the five kilometer long Paseo de Gracia (Passeig de Gracia). It is here that a large number of all kinds of boutiques are located, both expensive brands (such as Versace, Giorgio Armani, Cartier, Calvin Klein, etc.) and cheaper ones (Missixty, Replay, Zara, Mango, H@M, Camper, etc.). Many boutiques of various European brands are also located on the parallel street “Rambla de Catalunya”. However, on both of the above streets, you should not count on especially cheap prices, including for goods from Spanish brands.

Next to Paseo de Gracia in Plaza Catalunya is the famous 11-storey El Corte Ingles department store. This is one of the largest stores in all of Spain as a whole. By presenting their passport in this department store, foreign tourists can get a card with an additional 10% discount on the entire range of goods, which makes shopping in this store more enjoyable.

If you walk from Plaza Catalunya along La Rambla towards the sea, then in 15-20 minutes you will be able to get to the port of the city, where on the pier, next to the aquarium of the city, there is the Shopping Center “Maremagnum”. Here are such brands as Bershka, Mango, H&M. Shopping center “Maremagnum” is open every day, including weekends.

Barcelona’s largest shopping centers are located on Avenida Diagonal, which runs in a straight line through the whole of Barcelona. On this street there are such large shopping centers as “Diagonal Mar”, “Glories”, “L’Illa Diagonal”, “Pedralbes Centre”. Of course, it makes no sense to visit all these shopping centers, since the assortment of stores in them is quite similar, but one of them is still worth stopping by.

There are no large outlets in the center of Barcelona, ​​they are all located mostly outside the city. Barcelona’s most famous outlet is the shopping village La Roca Village, which is 36 km away. from Barcelona. Here you will find about 100 boutiques of various brands such as Burberry, Versace, Hugo Boss, Guess, Desigual, Tommy Hilfiger and others. Discounts – up to 60%. You can get to this outlet on a special bus from Plaza Catalunya, the round-trip ticket costs 12 euros.

The best time to shop in Barcelona is during the sales season. The city has two seasons: summer sales (mid-July – end of August) and winter sales (second week of January – end of February). Discounts during the sales season start from 20% and reach 70% by the end of the season.

Lovers of antiquity should also look at the largest flea market in Barcelona – “Els Encants”. It is located near Plaza de les Glores. Here you can find old furniture, antiques, books, second hand and all sorts of knick-knacks. It is better to come here in the morning, as the market does not work until late.

Also, if you bought goods with one check for more than 90 euros, then you have the right to apply for Tax Free (naturally, only in those stores that work under this program). When departing from the country at Barcelona airport, these checks will allow you to get back up to 15% of the cost of goods, but you will have to stand in a long queue for this.

You can read about your personal experience of shopping in Barcelona here: Shopping in Barcelona: malls, shops, outlets