Top reasons that make Barcelona popular shopping destination of Europe
Barcelona is home to some of the biggest fashion brands (like the bigwigs Zara) and has everything for everyone’s budget. Whether you like grand, luxurious brands or are a fashion statement pro with everything vintage and classy, this bustling Spanish city is among the best destinations for shopping in all of Europe. Wondering why? Find out!
Your options for shopping in Barcelona are really vast
Did you know that Barcelona has around 35,000 shops? So many options for the tourists!
While nobody really has the time to explore all 35000 shops, walking along the three-mile “shopping line” alongside Las Ramblas pedestrian is a must. With least traffic, the pedestrian is lined by shops that sell some of the biggest brands. You can choose from Spanish-manufactured apparel, jewelry and design items, etc.
The Passeig de Gràcia
The Passeig de Gràcia is a shopper’s haven with its extensive high street brands.
Located in the heart of Barcelona, walking around Passeig De Gràcia will get you some great grand modernist architecture glimpses. Home to some exclusive shops and the best affordable picks, the centre of Barcelona won’t disappoint whether you are a seasoned shopper or not.
Enjoy the Local flavor on Sundays
Shopping on weekends might seem like a notorious idea but Shopping on a Sunday in Barcelona means you will have fun exploring the city, some small souvenir shops, really amazing fashion outlets at the Ciutat Vella that operates all week long.
Savor the antiques
The Passeig de Gràcia of the Eixample district is actually more famous for antique shops than luxury fashion brands. Some antique shops with grand collections are also at the Carrer del Consell de Cent (also in the same Eixample district) and shops alongside the Carrer de la Palla are also great for antique shopping.
Explore the Flea Markets
A flea market is held on Saturdays morning near the Colum (Christopher Columbus) monument which is located near the Las Ramblas. The market is totally worth checking out if you are a shopping pro and the second famous flea Market of Barcelona is held at the square (right out the Barcelona Cathedral) on Thursday mornings.
Convenient shopping with El Corte Ingles
El Corte Ingles department store is scattered all over the city and some of its stores are so close that you could virtually walk there in no time! The Fnac department store is located close too and what makes these department stores so sought-after is that they offer extensive collections for just about everything. So, if you are travelling and need to do all of your shopping in one place, then these stores should be on your list.
Weekday shopping at La Boqueria
La Boqueria is a huge market and sells just about everything. A public market, La Boqueria is situated at the Ciutat Vella (home to some of the classiest souvenir shops). If you are done shopping apparel fashion items then a small stopover at this public market will get you some great refreshments.
Another great place to shop from are the Gràcia’s Carrer de Verdi, La Gauche Divine Museu Gastronomic (Catalonian foods, wines), etc.
With Barcelona being home to some amazing fashion collections and antique finds, you will sure go home with a delightful shopping experience.