Shopping in Barcelona


Shops & Shopping Centers
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Barcelona Markets
Barcelona Shopping Line
La Roca Village - Barcelona City outlet
Shopping Useful Information

 
Like all the big cities in Europe, Barcelona offers plenty of possibilities to go shopping, but with the advantage that you can find some products with a lower price than in other countries. The city has more than 35.000 shops and a huge choice of products. If you are looking for shoes, clothes, luxury or accessories you will feel like heaven in Barcelona!

Barcelona is a marvelous shopping window: its large choice of brands combines modernism and tradition. The shops of Barcelona are part of the identity of the city and of its uniqueness. With all the Spanish and international brands, Barcelona is a city of reference for the international shopping.
 

 

Shops & Shopping Centers


Where to go shopping in Barcelona?


In the heart of Barcelona, you will find a commercial ax of 5km of shops starting at the top of Las Ramblas in Plaça Catalunya, going through the Passeig de Gracia and ends in Avinguda Diagonal. The most of this road is reserved for pedestrians, which makes it very pleasant to gather from shop to shop without worrying about the traffic.
 

Barcelona Shopping Map


Avinguda Diagonal


The main malls are situated in the Avinguda Diagonal. Don't get lost on this big avenue!
At the North of the Diagonal, there is the Spanish mall "El Corte Inglés" build on several floors where you will find all kinds of products: books, CDs, sport articles, clothes, food, etc. There is one in every big avenue of Barcelona. Sometimes they are used as meeting points.

L’Illa Diagonal
is the "chic" mall of the city, where you can find brands of Prêt-à-Porter, jewellery, electronics, decoration, etc. Don't miss the underground floor plenty of food stands and also open restaurants! Sushi, noodles, pasta, fish...
After the Plaça Francesc Maciá another Corte Inglès precedes the shops that will lead you to the Passeig de Gracia: Dolce & Gabbana, Benetton, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Mango, Zara, Blanco, etc.

Before arriving to the Passeig de Gracia, you will also find some decoration and luminary shops like Maisons du Monde, Habitat, Bisoca et Botey, La Garriga Verda, etc.
 

Eixample


The district of Eixample with its Passeig de Gracia is famous for its design and fashion shops. You can find all shops of perfume, clothes and furniture.

Here are all the fashion designers: Chanel, Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Adolfo Dominguez,Yves-Saint Laurent, Hermès and Armani stay together with Spanish brands like Loewe, Purificación Garcia, Armand Basi, Camper. You can also find cheaper brands as Mango, Benetton, Esprit, Zara or Kookaï.

All the bigger banks are also situated in this district, as well as prestigious jewelers like Rabat, Carrera&Carrera, Cartier and Tous. 
The commercial streets of Eixample have a huge choice of good restaurants really appreciated by businesswomen and businessmen.
 

Barrio Gótico


Some ancient shops offer original and unique products in the old city of Barcelona. You are looking for a shop specialized in dried fruits or old folk clothes, Catalan sweets or traditional dishes? Just go to the Barrio Gotico, you will find all that you are looking for! This district combines shopping and culture. From the Plaça Catalunya you will find the Portal de L' Angel, a large pedestrian street always crowded of tourists and famous for many international brands shops, such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, and Benetton...In the Roman center of the city, you can find a lot of shops of original antiques, bookshops, and shops of young stylists.

Also in Las Ramblas, the avenue that limits the district of the Raval and the Barrio Gotico, there are plenty of gift shops of Barcelona. You will find commercial souvenirs like t-shirt, bulls, FC Barcelona t-shirts, Sevillanas dresses, etc. However, the most typical souvenirs from Barcelona are Gaudi products: Calendars, dishes, notebooks, mosaics and other gifts in the style of this famous architect.

Don't forget the gastronomic souvenirs! Bring back a bottle of Cava (same taste but less expensive than Champagne), of wine or cognac. They are not expensive at all. But, please don't buy Mexican hats. You are not in Mexico!

 

 

Shopping Malls


Maremagnum
 
  • - Maremagnum

Address: Maremagnum Port Vell, S.n.
Opening Hours: Open everyday even on Sunday!
Web: www.maremagnum.es/en

  • - Pedralbes Centre

Address: Avinguda Diagonal 609-615
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 9.00 pm
Tel.: +34 934 106 821
Web: www.pedralbescentre.com

  • - L’Illa

Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 545-565
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 9.30 pm
Tel.: +34 93 444 0000
Web: www.lilla.com

 

  • - Diagonal Mar

Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 3
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 9.30 pm
Tel.: +34 935 677 600
Metro/Bus: Metro: Maresme / Forum, Selva de Mar, Besós-Mar - Buses: Lines 7, 36, 41, 43, 141, N-6, N-8.
Web: www.diagonalmar.com

  • - Centro commercial Gran Via 2

Address: Avinguda Gran Via 75-97
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 9.30 pm
Tel.: +34 93 259 15 72
Web: www.granvia2.com

  • - El Triangle

Address: Plaça Catalunya, 1
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 10.00pm.
Tel.:+34 933 180 108
Metro: Metro:L1 (plaça catalunya, Urquinaona, Pelayo)
Bus: Lines 9,14,16,17,22,24,28,38,41,42,47,55,58,59,62,66,67,68,91,141, Touristic Bus and Shopping Line
Web: www.eltriangle.es

  • - Bulevard Rosa

Address: Paseo de Gracia, 51
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10.30 am to 9.00 pm
Tel. : +34 93 215 8331
Metro/Bus: Metro: lines 2, 3 & 4 get off at "Paseo de Gracia"
Web : www.bulevardrosa.com

  • - La Maquinista

Address: Paseo de Potosí 2
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 9.30 pm.
Tel.: +34 902 248 842
Web: www.lamaquinista.com

  • - Heron Outlet Heron City

Address: Av. Rio de Janeiro, 42
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 10.00pm
Tel.: +34 93 488 18 81
Web: www.heroncitybarcelona.com

  • - La Roca Village Outlet shopping Village (Outside Barcelona)

Address: La Roca Village, in La Roca del Valles
To get there: Shopping Express direct coach from C/CASP, 34, 5 times a day from Monday to Saturday
Hours: Barcelona - La Roca Village: 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 16:00 and 18:00hs
La Roca Village – Barcelona: 12:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 and 21:00hs
Price for the journey: Adult 12 euros, Children 5 euros roundtrip
Time: 30 min
Tel: +34 93 842 3939
Web:www.larocavillage.com

Barcelona Markets


Come and visit the typical markets of Barcelona !

Barcelona is a city plenty of traditional markets, discover the specialties of this city where you will also find products from all over the world! Extend the pleasure of the shopping with the amazing markets of Barcelona.
 

Food Markets


Colours Barcelona marketWith the outstanding architecture of the covered markets in Barcelona you will be in a pleasant atmosphere all along your walk.
In Barcelona it is still popular to do your weekly shopping in the traditional markets where you will see ladies with their shopping trolley and their wicker basket. Some of the food markets are open every day of the week but usually most of them are open from Monday to Saturday during the mornings and some days on the evening too. (Depending on the market or the seller.)



La Boqueria El Mercat de La Boqueria is the most famous market in Barcelona situated on Las Ramblas it makes its visit a delight for the tourists and Barcelonans who visit it. It'll catch your eye with the color of the fruits and the spices at the entrance but inside you can find absolutely everything from the most typical Spanish and Catalan products to those from all around the world. You cannot avoid this visit if you come to Barcelona !
Address: La Rambla de Sant Josep
Metro: Liceu, (Green Line, L3)
From Monday to Saturday from 8.00 am to 8.30 pm.


Mercat Sant Antoni El Mercat de Sant Antoni iis similar to the one of La Boqueria. However you won't find as many tourists at the entrance as at La Boqueria. There are stands, as well as a Tapas Bar in the center of the market. Like in most of the Spanish markets, it is normal to find a little bar to snack, where sellers do their breaks, or where husbands "relax" during shopping time. 
Sellers are very friendly and welcoming. Don't miss the stand of sweets and pastry at the entrance of the Market.
Address : Ronda Sant Pau/Carrer Comte d'Urgell
Metro: Sant Antoni (Purple Line, L2)
Monday to Saturday 7.00 am to 2.30 pm & 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Friday to 7.00 am to 8.30 pm

El Mercat Santa Catarina  is one of the best places to shop for food in Barcelona.  This market is really surprising with its modern and original coloured roof, which is visible from the Barcelona Cathedral. The food of the market is worth:  its modern architecture hides an interesting food market with food stalls full of good quality products.  Don't miss the Cuines Santa Caterina Restaurant, a ravishing tapas-bar and market restaurant.
Address: Av. Francesc Cambó, 16
Metro: Jaume I (Yellow Line, L4)
Mondays, from  7.30am to 2.00pm. Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays,  from 7.30am to 3.30pm. Thursdays & Fridays, from 7.30am to 8.30pm.

La Fira Artesana: local producers offer you their products once a month. Called also the "Honey Market", La Fira Artesana is famous for the cakes, honey, charcuterie and traditional cheese sold.
Address: Plaça del Pi
Metro: Liceu (Green Line L3)
Opened every first Friday and Saturday of the month.
  

 

Flea Markets


El Mercat Dels Encants is one of the biggest, most popular and surprising flea markets of Barcelona.
All kind of products are sold there: old, new, the appliances next to the antiques, and those close to cosmetics. There is a lot to choose from: It’s common to see some sellers just putting their products on a sheet in a disorganized way. So you will have to look it up for yourself. On Saturdays there are a lot of people, thus it might be better to avoid going there on those days. If you like to negotiate and to pick through the best bargains, you have to arrive early in the morning. For the antiques, the auction begins at 7.00 am when all the sellers have arrived. By 12.00 am there will be special offers for the goods that haven't been sold yet. In addition, have a look at the amazing furniture exposed in the hall next to this market. You can find some nice treasures.
It's normal to negotiate, so enjoy it! The market is open in the afternoons but a lot of stands close at midday. In August a lot of sellers are closed for the whole month.
Address: Plaça de les Glories Catalanes:
C/Dos de Maig, 186
Metro: Glories (Red Line, L1)
Mon. Wed. Frid and Sat. at 8.30 am

El Mercadillo de la Plaça de Sant Josep is the best place to find an unique and artistic souvenir; it is a small market of Catalan artists with their easels, set up in the shadow of the church. There are around 15 artists that practice all the styles, from water-color to oil painting. Some paint landscapes, others paint market stalls. The artists are friendly and will discuss with you if you speak a little Spanish.
Some other painters set up their easels in Las Ramblas every afternoon, if you want to have your portrait or a caricature.
Address : Plaça de Sant Josep/ Las Ramblas
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)
Every week-end.

El Mercat de Sant Antoni also has its flea market situated around the food market: It is open every Sunday from 8am to 3pm. You will discover this popular market of second hand books, magazines, comics, postcards, bottle tops of cava/champagne, stamps,...Everything that attracts collectors. People bring their old and new stuff to sell, buy or exchange. 
Address : Ronda Sant Pau/Carrer Comte d'Urgell
Metro: Sant Antoni (Purple Line, L2)
Sundays from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm.


Barcelona Shopping Line


The Barcelona Shopping Line combines shopping and places of interest. Walk the streets of Barcelona and enjoy shopping and tourism.

Port Vell – La Rambla – El Raval – La Ribera – Plaça de Catalunya – Barri Gòtic – Montjuïc
Located in the center of Barcelona, la Rambla is the city's busiest and most colorful street. From there, you'll reach El Raval, La Ribera and the Gothic districts with plenty of independent and modern shops. Take a walk in this area and enjoy Barcelona's old architecture while shopping. 
Places of interest: Església de Santa Maria del Mar, Palau de la Música Catalana, Mirador de Colom, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Sant Pau del Camp i Palau Güell, thet Cathedral, Santa Maria del Pi, plaça de Sant Jaume and plaça del Rei.

Eixample and Gaudi
Discover Modernista Barcelona! In this neighborhood, you’ll meet the most unusual shops and some of them offering “Made in Barcelona” brands.
Places of interest: Casa Amatller, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà ("La Pedrera"), Sagrada Família, Park Güell, L'Auditori and Teatre Nacional de Catalunya.

Diagonal and L’illa
Cross the city on the Diagonal Avenue and head to the modern mall L’illa. You'll find everything you need! Right next to it, you can see the Centre Pedralbes with another selection of shops as well.
Places of interest: Torres Trade, Palau Reial de Pedralbes, Monestir de Pedralbes, Camp Nou and Palau de Congressos de Catalunya.


La Roca Village - Barcelona City outlet


It is only a 30 minutes drive to go to La Roca Village, THE shopping outlet! Enjoy a luxury shopping experience and relax on the outdoor dining areas...
Discounts and more information on La Roca Village.
 

 

 Families at La Roca Village
 

 

Shopping Useful Information


Opening Hours


Normally the shops are open between 9.00-10.00 am and close around 8.30-9.00 pm, from Monday to Saturday. Small shops close for lunch time between 1.30-2.00 pm and 5.00pm.
All the shops are allowed to open eleven Sundays per year. However most of the shops of Las Ramblas are opened all week long. Bakeries, kiosks, and flower shops are allowed to be opened on Sunday. Don't worry, if you want to go shopping on Sunday, you are lucky: the Maremagnum mall, which is situated on the Port Vell, is open every Sunday!


Tips


  • - In most of the shops you are required to show your Identity Card if you want to pay by credit card.
  • - Sellers won't approach you most of the time, only in the luxury shops they will come to offer their help to you.
  • - In the grocery stores or on the market, fruits and vegetables are not allowed to be touched before the purchase.
  • - Be careful with the opening hours: A lot of shops close at midday and are not opened until 5.00 pm.
  • - Sale periods are in January, as well as in July and August. Check the "Rebajas" posters or "Rebaixas" in Catalan and go for it!
  • - Visitors who don't live in the EU can go shopping tax free.
  • - Alcohol and tobacco prices are lower in Spain. If you are tempted to stock up, don’t forget about the authorized quantity.


Sales – Rebaixes


If you are in Barcelona between the beginning of January and the beginning of March or between the 1st of July and the end of August, you arrived at the perfect time to go shopping during the sales!

During this time, Barcelona shops do the famous "rebaixes" or sales. You will find good deals up to -75% off! Normally prices will drop while time passes.