Shopping in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is definitely the big city for shopping in Spain. Here you find almost an unlimited variety of shops with clothes, shoes and accessories in various price ranges. Here we have covered what you need to know about shopping in Barcelona.
Barcelona’s best shopping areas and shopping streets
Guide to Barcelona’s main shopping areas and shopping streets where you will find designer shops and exclusive brands. Barcelona has a wide range of top designer brands, department stores and fashion boutiques.
Shopping area Passeig de Gracia
Barcelona’s most elegant, modern and international shopping street is called “Passeig de Gracia” in Catalan and “Paseo de Gracia” in Spanish. Passeig de Gracia is perhaps the finest street in Barcelona. It is a beautiful wide avenue with lovely modernist architecture, and some of the best hotels and restaurants in Barcelona can be found here. The sidewalks are covered with beautiful hexagonal paving stones with Gaudi marine motifs from Casa Mila and the street is lined with modernist lampposts Pere Falque and charming modernist benches of stone. You can find most of the flagship stores of the best Spanish and international exclusive luxury brands on Passeig de Gracia.
Shops in Plaza Catalunya central Barcelona
At the Plaza Catalunya you can choose to shop in the shopping center El Corte Ingles which has many top brands and a well-stocked supermarket in the basement. Opposite El Corte Ingles is the shopping center El Triangle which has a small but varied selection of shops and cafes, including Barcelona’s Perfumes Sephora Triangle.
Shopping street Portal de l’Angel
Portal de l’Angel. For a selection of high street brands continue from Plaza Catalunya and to the pedestrianized Portal de l’Angel. Here you will find H & M’s flagship store in the former premises of the Catalan gas company. Ta and a look down side streets to find smaller shops and cafes and restaurants.
Shopping street Avenida Diagonal
Avenida Diagonal crosses the top of Passeig de Gracia. Diagonal is a very long road that stretches from the north eastern end of Barcelona at Diagonal Mar neighborhood and goes all the way up to the fashionable residential area in south-west called Zona Alta. The best shopping on Av Diagonal begins where the avenue crosses the Passeig de Gracia and continues up to Pedrables mall on top of the Diagonal. Diagonal has many trendy shops like Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and Gucci boutiques among many others. Diagonal is also where you can find popular brands like Habitat, Zara Home, BoConcept and more. Also in the upper end of Diagonal you will find one of Barcelona’s best shopping centers called L’illa.
Shopping in Rambla de Catalunya
Rambla de Catalunya is one of Barcelona’s most charming streets and there are lots of cute little shops and stores in a mixture of styles. There are many small boutiques, accessory shops, gift shops and cafes. The cafe lined pedestrian street in the middle makes Rambla de Catalunya a popular street to combine a little shopping and a meal. It runs parallel with Passeig de Gracia and the streets connecting the two also has many shops and art galleries.
Shopping in Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas is a great street for a walk, 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 upper part near the Plaza Catalunya.
Markets in Barcelona
Everyone loves a good market, sounds and impressions, hustle and bustle, the thrill of negotiation, the goods you never normally find, the smell of fresh food. Perhaps the most popular market in Barcelona’s La Boqueria, which is just off the main street La Rambla. You can also visit the market Fira de Bellcaire, located at Placa de les Glories Catalanes, not far from the Sagrada Familia. This market is called officially Els Encants Vells and is open all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. You can find “all” types of products. Read more about Markets in Barcelona
Shopping Centers in Barcelona
There are several excellent shopping centers and department stores in Barcelona, some for everyone. What about hundreds of designer boutiques, clothing at a fraction of what you normally would have paid at home? Here we show you the best shopping centers in Barcelona.
La Roca Village
La Roca Village is a good half hour north of Barcelona and is a large outlet center with over a hundred fashionable designer shops. Here you can buy designer clothes at up to 60% off. There are both Spanish and international brands, the majority in the middle to upper price range, no Zara and Mango here. It goes both ordinary bus and train to La Roca Village, or you can take the express bus (40 minutes) from Plaça de Catalunya (in front of Hard Rock Café) at 10:00, 3:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.. Must be booked in advance at the tourist office or online. Bus Ticket trip / return costs 12 euros for adults and 5 euros for children.
Contact shopping center La Roca Village
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10: 00-22: 00
Address: 08430 Santa Agnès de Malanyanes (La Roca del Vallès)
In 2011 a former Barcelona bullring was reborn as a spectacular new shopping center. Las Arenas shopping center is located in Plaza Espanya near Montjuïc Hill and close to attractions such as Poble Espanyol, MNAC musuem and the Magic Fountain. Las Arenas is also very convenient for shopping if you are attending events at the Fira Montjuic exhibition center. Las Arenas has brand shops, cafes and restaurants and an underground parking. Do not miss a walk on the Las Arenas rooftop restaurants and panoramic views of the Montjuic hill and Barcelona. Las Arenas Shopping Centre in Barcelona is open every day except Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00. In summer, Arenas mall also open on Sundays 10:00 to 18:00 from mid-July to mid-September.
Contact information Las Arenas Shopping Centre
Address: Plaça d’Espanya, 08014 Barcelona
This large shopping center is located where three of Barcelona’s main roads meet; Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes Avinguda Diagonal and Avinguda Meridiana. The shopping center is the largest in the city and consists of three large buildings including interior and clothing stores. It is also part of good restaurants here and a separate small amusement park for children. The price level is lower here than in downtown stores.
Contact information Glories shopping centre
Address: Avinguda Diagonal 208
L’illa Diagonal shopping center is a modern shopping mall in the center of Barcelona’s Diagonal. L’illa Diagonal shopping center is located in the upper end of Avenida Diagonal. Other major shopping centers / malls on Diagonal’s Glories and Diagonal Mar.
Contact information shopping center L’illa Diagonal
Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 545, 08029, Barcelona
El Corte Ingles
On top off La Rambla, the Placa de Catalunya, you will find Barcelona’s well-known shopping center, El Corte Ingles. There are actually two of them in town, but this is the biggest of them. Here is a large grocery store in the basement, stores for shoes and clothing, sport, handbags, jewelry, perfume, and most other things at moderate prices. It is recommended to take a trip to the top floor, relax in the restaurant and enjoy the view of Barcelona.
Contact information El Corte Ingles
Address: Plaça Catalunya 14
Maremagnum shopping center in Barcelona is open all week including Sundays. Maremagnum is a modern mall with many brand shops, restaurants and bars. You will find it at the bottom of Las Ramblas, Port Vell marina in Barcelona. Maremagnum top floor has a nice open terrace surrounded by a selection of twenty new gourmet restaurants offering good quality dining and views of the city and harbor. Other attractions to Maremagnum include Barcelona Aquarium Barcelona harbor tours. Maremagnum shopping center is within walking distance of Barceloneta, which also has many restaurants and bars and a beach.
Contact Maremagnum shopping center
Address: Moll d’Espanya, 5, 08039, Barcelona
It is hard to avoid seeing the giant sign to this department store on Placa de Catalunya, right next to El Corte Ingles. FNAC has a huge selection of books, music and film. In addition photographic equipment, computers and other electronic gadgets. FNAC has good quality of their products, but are not particularly cheap.
Contact information FNAC
Hours: Monday – Saturday from 10: 00-22: 00
Address: Plaça Catalunya 4
Gran Via 2
Centro Comercial Gran Via 2 in Barcelona is a big mall with all the big brands stores. Gran Via 2 is the only shopping center in the southern area and Montjuic. It is conveniently located on Barcelona’s Gran Vía past Plaza Espanya and close to Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via exhibition grounds and IKEA L’Hospital, one of the three IKEA stores in Barcelona. The GranVia2 is located 10 minutes from Barcelona’s El Prat airport.
Contact information Gran Via 2
Address: Avinguda de la Gran Via, 75, 08908, Hospitalet de Llobregat
Boulevard Rosa is an elegant shopping center with around a hundred shops with leading brands “made in Barcelona”. That is true Spanish fashion, but not like Zara or Mango. While in area Passeig de Gracia and Diagonal Avenue, one can also look for jewelry or leather, here’s good selection of both.
Contact information Boulevard Rosa
Address: Passeig de Gracia 51-55
Barcelona shopping hours
Most shops in Barcelona open at 9:30 or 10:00 in the morning and closes at 20:00. Malls in Barcelona opens at 10:00 and stays open until 22:00. Big brand chains and shopping malls and most shops in the popular shopping streets in Barcelona do not close for lunch, while many smaller stores and shops outside the center closes for a few hours during lunch.
Small stores can determine their own hours as lunch hours vary from 13:00 until 17:00 in the afternoon. All brand stores and shopping centers are open on Saturday afternoon, but almost all stores are closed on Sundays, with the exception of eight special shopping days Sundays during the year – most of them in winter, during the summer sales and Christmas. The only shopping center in Barcelona that is open on Sundays throughout the year is Maremagnum shopping center at the port of Barcelona, which has a pretty decent selection of brands. In summer Arenas mall also open on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00 until 18:00 from 12 July to 13 September.
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