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All About Barcelona Shopping!

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All About Barcelona Shopping!

Make room in your suitcase or closet because there is a lot of great shopping in Barcelona! Here’s an overview of the main shopping districts and what you’ll find there.

The big sales take place around July/August and January/February in Barcelona. Be sure to look for the words REBAJAS (Spanish) or REBAIXES (Catalan) on the storefront windows. Keep in mind that smaller shops may close from 14:00h to 17:00h.

Plaça Catalunya Metro Catalunya
There’s something for everyone in the center of town. Popular international and national stores are located on the main streets, while local boutiques can be found tucked away on the smaller streets. You’ll want to be especially careful with your belongings in this generally crowded area. Please see our tips to avoid getting robbed. Be sure to check out shops on and around Portal de l’Àngel, Pelai and Portaferrissa. Shops in this area include:

  • H&M, Portaferrissa 16
  • Mango, Portal de l’Àngel 7
  • Pull & Bear, Fontanella 10
  • Stradivarius, Pelai 30
  • Zara, Portal de l’Àngel 32
Rambla de Catalunya Metro Diagonal
Rambla de Catalunya offers a relaxed shopping experience for those who want to escape the chaos of Plaça Catalunya without leaving the center. The cafes down the middle of La Rambla de Catalunya provide a great spot to recharge after a long day of shopping. Be sure to check out shops on Rambla de Catalunya between Gran de Gracia and Diagonal. Shops in this area include:

  • Lacoste, Rambla de Catalunya 72
  • MISAKO, Rambla de Catalunya 113
  • Punt Roma, Rambla de Catalunya 102
  • System Action, Rambla de Catalunya 108
  • Zara, Rambla de Catalunya 67
Passeig de Gràcia Metro Passeig de Gràcia 
In between the top tourist attractions on Passeig de Gràcia, you´ll find the fashion industry´s top designer names. Be sure to check out shops on Passeig de Gràcia between Plaça Catalunya and Diagonal. Shops in this area include:

  • Carolina Herrera, Passeig de Gràcia 87
  • Chanel, Passeig de Gràcia 70
  • Dolce & Gabana, Passeig de Gràcia 95
  • Gucci, Passeig de Gràcia 76
  • Yves Saint Laurent, Passeig de Gràcia 102
El Born Metro Jaume I
New hip boutiques continually bloom in El Born. Here you´ll find hot designer lines and runway trends priced for exclusivity. Be sure to check out shops on and around Passeig del Born, Carrer del Rec and Carrer del Comerç. Shops in this area include:

  • 24 Kilates, Carrer del Comerç 29
  • Coquette, Carrer del Rec 65
  • Custo, Plaça de les Olles 7
  • M TX, Carrer del Rec 32
  • Outlet del Born, Carrer d’ Esparteria 12
Gràcia Metro Fontana
The winding, narrow streets of Grácia provide a real-time catwalk for the latest Catalan trends, as modeled by the locals. In addition to the neighborhood’s colorful local boutiques, second hand and vintage shops can also be found on Torrent de L’olla near Travessera de Grácia. Be sure to check out shops on and around Carrer d’Astúries, Gran de Gràcia, Torrent de L’Ollla, Torrijos, Travessera de Gràcia and Verdi. Shops in this area include:

  • gràciAdorada, Carrer d’Astúries 23
  • Lady Loquita, Travessera de Gràcia 126
  • Lindos Ramos, Torrent de L’Olla 115
  • Pia Compiano, Puimartí 50
  • Terciopelo, Verdi 38
El Raval Metro Universitat
El Raval has officially become the hotspot in Barcelona for vintage and second-hand clothes shopping. Be sure to check out shops on and around Tallers and Riera Baixa. Shops in this area include:

  • Holala! Plaza, Castella 2
  • Lailo, Riera Baixa 20
  • Lullaby, Riera Baixa 22
  • M.O.T.E.L., Riera Baixa 5
  • Retro City, Tallers 51
El Gótico Metro Jaume I
In the depths of the Gothic Quarters you´ll find small bazaars and boutiques bursting with bohemian must-haves, from colorful scarves to ornate shoes. You basically have to get lost to find these shops, but it´s a great area to explore while doing so. Be sure to check out shops on and around Carrer d’Avinyó, Ferran and Carrer de la Palla, and especially on the smaller side streets. There are usually weekend markets around La Catedral (Santa Eulalia) and Santa María del Pí where you can find handmade and artisan goods.

 Photo by MoritzBarcelona 

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