Barcelona is not only famous for football or rich history or magnificent architecture but also for shopping. Though not only the same lines as Paris or Italy, but it is definitely one of the Europe’s style cities. Barcelona is in fact quite famous amongst fashion connoisseurs and therefore, there is no dearth of designer outlets throughout the city. There local shopping streets are equally famous amongst travellers and fashion conscious experts. You can find everything from books, jewellery, haute couture, furniture and much other stuff from here.
So, if you are in Barcelona and seeking the best Barcelona shopping place, here is a list of some popular shopping spots that are used by the locals and visitors.
1.Paseo De Gracia – Paseo De Gracia or locally known as Passeing de Gracia is natural magnet for shoppers who are looking for exclusive designers material. This streets is home to some of the most exclusive and expensive shops in Barcelona. The modern architecture of the street is also quite amazing. The shopping street starts from Plaza Catalunya to Metro Diagonal. Shoppers can find high-end showrooms like Gucci, Prada, Jimmy Choo and other A-list designer brands on the street. Once you are done from shopping, you can also enjoy great food at the restaurants situated on the street. If you are searching for famous brands with exclusive stuff, you won’t be disappointed here. All you need to have is the money to spend it here.
2.La Rocca Village – To make your shopping experience in Barcelona even more exciting, visit the La Rocca village. You can easily reach the place via metro or a train. Here also you can find designer brands, but with great discounts. The outlets situated here also offer seasonal discounts during holidays. So, if you have been thinking of owning branded stuff but never had the money to buy it, this may be your chance.
3.Portal De L’Angel – For people staying in the centre of Barcelona, this place is perfect for you to shop. It starts from beginning at Plaza Catalunya and running to the cathedral. For bargain shoppers, this place is perfect shopping destination in Barcelona. You can find all economical brands like Zara, H&M, Benetton and much other right here on Portal De L’Angel. So, if you are in search of latest fashion trends at affordable rates, you should come right here.
4.Diagonal Mar – This is one of the biggest shopping centres in Barcelona. It offers large number of Barcelona Shopping Centres, restaurants and other facilities. This is place is perfect for a fun family day out. You can shop from 10 Am in the morning till 10 Pm in the night.
5.L'Lilla on Avenida Diagonal – Another economical shopping centre in Barcelona is L’illa situation on the corner of Avinguda Diagonal. This shopping street is home of atleast 170 shops apart from restaurants. You can easily find all kinds of economical brands here. The biggest advantages of shopping here is that you can latest fashion trends at mid-priced brands like Diesel, Zara, H&M etc. You can even find few boutiques offering their own exclusive work.
6.El Corte Inglés – this shopping centre is also situated in Plaza Catalunya. It is the largest departmental store in Spain. You can find goods of all kinds and prices here. If you like visiting large supermarkets, this place is right for you. It is often said that thing that you can’t find anywhere in Barcelona, you can definitely find it here due to the wide range of product offering which means you can find anything and everything here.
7.El Borne – This place is perfect for young shopaholics. There are all kinds of boutiques offering latest fashion trends for youngster’s right from clothes to shoes to jewellery. This place is also famous for its bars and cafes. So, if you are tired from shopping, relax in one of the places here and find some good delectable food.
8.Encants Mercat – If you are a fan of open air shopping, this is the place for you. Encants Mercat is a flea market offering all kinds of antiques, books, furniture and all the stuff that you expect in a flea market. You can easily bargain here, if you know the art of bargaining. You can shop here on Monday’s, Wednesdays, Friday’s and Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM.
These are some top of the list shopping areas that one must visit while in Barcelona. There are two main annual sales here, one in the month of July till August and the second from the second week of January till the end of February. So, you can easily plan your trip accordingly so that you can enjoy the fun of shopping in Barcelona.