Barcelona, is Spain’s second most populated city and probably the country’s capital for shopping lovers. This cosmopolitan metropolis surrounded by the mediterranean sea is famous for its rich and unique culture, beautiful geography and passion for events, art and yes, shopping.
This city offers a unique perspective on shopping, and has all the necessary assets to make of a store walkabout a complete and exciting experience.
Barcelona has its very own shopping hub, an area that connect about 5km of commercial areas with stores of both national and international brands. Century old shops with the contemporary novelty of modern fashion, others will surprise you with rarities and some will take you to the most luxurious settings you could think of. There surely are establishments for all tastes and budgets.
Diagonal, Eixample, Old Town, Passeig de Gràcia or Born are some of the city’s main areas loaded with stores to have a look or spend at.
Passeig de Gràcia is the most luxurious shopping area in the city. Top brands like Stella McCartney, Prada, Valentino, Louis Vuitton or Loewe have chosen this street to establish their stores and made of it a shop galore street.
If mainstream isn’t your jam, dinamic “El Raval “neighbourhood might be your preferred area to wander around. Famous for hosting the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), or the Center Of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) it is loaded with bohemian bars, street art and of course stores. Have a look at Lantoki, and atelier for a made to measure shopping experience, get some cool decor back home from La Variété or a pair of new shoes at hipster approved Camper.
Known for its bohemian vibes, Barcelona is well packed with second hand stores. Following your tour around el Raval you might step with Holala! Plaza a 2nd hand store full of vintage treasures. Spread around the city, both Humana and Falmingo are good budget-friendly second hand stores. As well as in “El Mercat dels Encants”, a flea market where loads of second hand products are sold next to “Glòries” metro stop.
This city is so shopping-ready that it even has a card for this same purpose, the “Barcelona Shopping Card” is free and offers discounts at 80+ stores, as well as a welcome drink, vip status or prices when making a purchase.
The “Barcelona Genuin Tour” is aimed to show you through a guided tour the most authentic and inspiring establishments from the city; from century old stores to contemporary ateliers or gourmet stands. The is 3h long and includes tastings, product samples and gifts. There is also a Premium version of the tour available under request. Make sure to plan ahead!
With its rich shopping offer, vibrant culture, delightfull weather and sublime gastronomy, Barcelona is much more than a shopping destination, visiting is always a good deal.