There are several shopping areas in Barcelona as Placa de Catalunya, Las Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia. There is also a stretch of road that goes on for 5 km and has over 30,000 shops on it. These all sell the latest books, jewelery, and fashion.
Passeig de Gracia
Passeig de Gracia is one of Barcelona´s grand avenues and with its tall trees lining the wide street, visiting this area gives you ultimate luxury shopping experience. From Dolce and Gabbana to Louis Vuitton, if you have a passion for designer clothing, Passeig de Gracia is unmissable. If your purse strings won´t allow you to indulge yourself in some high-fashion this time, it is worth taking a trip down the street to see the amazing architecture, including Gaudi´s famous La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Noted for its famous modernist architecture, this street runs from plaza Catalunya to the metro Diagonal. You will find many famous names here, including Gucci, Desigual, DG, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik, and also numerous top eateries and bars to refresh you when you’re bored with shopping. Those searching for well known brands and pure luxury will be delighted here, but be in a position to use your credit card and spend unreservedly since this area is for upscale shopping, and the prices reflect it.
El Born is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Barcelona and in medieval times it was the site of jousts and witch burning! Now, it is known for its trendy and quirky boutiques around every corner. From top designers such as Custo Barcelona to the weird and wonderful t-shirt prints of Kukuxumusu, even those with the most out-there style will find something appealing to them. And with a few hand-made chocolate shops thrown into the mix, visiting El Born is an absolute must for your shopping adventure.
Situated by the corner of Avinguda Diagonal 555-559 and Carrer de Constana, L’Illa is a shopping mall that offers more than 170 shops and cafes, including Benetton, Diesel and Zara. It is easiest to get the Tombus, or circuit bus, beginning at square Catalunya and goes on to stop at twenty-eight locations. This particular blue bus will drop you off at Diagonal and Paseo de Gracia allowing you hop on and off for your shopping. When it turns left on Diagonal, wait until it reaches L’Illa and then get off. The advantage of this large shopping center is that you can find mid-priced and famous brands like Zara, Mango, etc, as well as small, unique boutiques with more exclusive models all in the same place.
Situated in the Port Vell area of Barcelona, just at the end of Las Ramblas, Maremagnum is one of few shopping centres in Barcelona open on Sundays and holidays. Only a short walk from the Barceloneta beach, the indoor complex has over 30 shops, several restaurants and snack bars and an aquarium close by. With wonderful sea views, it is a great place to shop for those staying in Barcelona for a short time.
El Raval offers a good selection of vintage fashion. You will also find a few seconds hand shops here and the history of the market Boqueria, one of the most famous markets in Europe. Lailo, on Carrer de la Riera Baixa, is one example, offering high quality products such as real and teeming Victorian vintage dance costumes. However, if you can “find what you want here, there are several others in the same street to check.
La Rocca town
La Roca town outlet is situated in the village of the same name that is off Junction 12 of the A7 motorway. You may get a bus from Fabra I Puig metro in the Sant Andreu district or a train from Sants Station. It’s really worth the time brought to get here because you will find top designer outlets at nearly 60 percent off and some of the finest shopping treatment in the world. Being an outlet, it also has a Rebaixes period (seasonal sales) held in July and January when well known luxury brands are sold at a bargain prices.
Portal del Angel
Situated on the other side of the famous Las Ramblas, this street is packed to bursting with high-street stores such as Bershka, Zara, Mango and of course, one of Spain´s largest department stores – El Corte Ingles. Ideal for those who want to splurge on the latest fashions without blowing their entire holiday budget, Portal del Angel is one of the most popular places to shop in Barcelona. You will find the department store El Cortes Ingls at its start and the street also boasts names like Benetton, Massimo Dutti, Camper, HM and Zara. This street offers cheaper brands and its target audience is a younger crowd, so if you’re looking for the most recent fashion trends at a fair price you need to come straight here.
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