If one of your favourite activities is to go shopping, you will enjoy in Barcelona. The city offers a multitude of possibilities for shopping, with different options, some cheaper than the others. In Barcelona, you will find both the best-known brands and smaller shops of national designers, perfect to give your look that unique touch that everyone is looking for. Are ou a shopaholic? Check out this post and enjoy a nice shopping in Barcelona.
Shopping in Barcelona
Passeig de Gracia
Paseo de Gracia boasts a fabulous location in the neighbourhood of l’Eixample in Barcelona, and we could say that it’s the posh and glamorous area in Barcelona. Here you will find the most expensive shops, as well as one of the most beautiful streets in the city. This street features spectacular buildings, both in decoration and architecturally. Here you will see the most beautiful and most luxurious shops in the city. It is in this area where you will find the most prestigious (and expensive) Brands stores in the world.
In the neighbourhood of Ciutat Vella (next to the Ramblas) is a good area also for shopping. Here the shops are not of the big brands, but rather shops of lesser known brands, but with a very interesting offer. The prices are more affordable than in the Paseo de Gracia. Furthermore, Ciutat Vella is a charming area with narrow streets in the purest and traditional Barcelona style.
Do you want to buy antiques? Visit Els Encants
Els Encants is a large flea market located next to the Plaça de les Glories. It’s also famous with the name of the Mercat of Bellcaire. Mercat of Bellcair is a historic Market as its tradition dates back to the 14th century. It covers an area of more than 15,000 m2 and is made up of about 500 professionals. Here you will find everything you are looking for, from really old and valuable pieces to more modern pieces. The market is fabulous thanks to its interesting areas. Furthermore, it’s nice to walk among its “paraditas”. You can always get a good price if you haggle a bit.
The Shopping malls
Barcelona, like any other big city, has numerous shopping centres spread throughout the city. They tend to occupy large areas, and most of them are a bit far from the centre of the city, although access is usually easy, because Barcelona’s metro goes to many areas. Even so, in the centre of the city, you also have several shopping centres, such as l’Illa Diagonal, El Corte Inglés in Plaça Catalunya or Triangle, also in Plaça Catalunya.
In the area of the Maremágnum, you will also find a lot of shops, among other ludic activities, such as restaurants, bars, cinemas and others. Most of the stores are of well-known brands, and the prices are averagely affordable. Furthermore, this shopping mall is the only one that opens on Sunday. If you come to the city on a Sunday, you still have options for shopping in Barcelona.
La Roca Village
Only half hour away from Barcelona, La Roca Village is home to more than 100 outlet boutiques of the best Spanish and international brands. The most remarkable characteristic of this shopping mall is its discounts up to 60% all year round. The Design of La Roca Village is famous, is like a small town full of stores, restaurants and cafes. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, you can enjoy a pleasant stroll around this lovely town.