Shopping in Barcelona
Barcelona, cosmopolitan city and great fashion capital, has a wide variety of shops and commercial outlets where you can buy clothes and apparel. The main commercial districts have grown around each area’s markets and developed greatly, shops and boutiques now numbering 35,000. In these shopping avenues you will be able to buy an ample selection of products, ranging from apparel to souvenirs and local products.
Shopping in Paseo de Gracia and Rambla Cataluña
One of the main commercial districts in the city can be found at Paseo de Gracia and Rambla de Cataluña. This area, known as “Cuadrado de Oro” (or “Golden Square”), offers the most luxurious, modern, and commercial side of Barcelona. Walking along the Paseo de Gracia you will see a series of the most exclusive shops, including international brands like Chanel or Burberry, amid boutiques by Spanish designers like Roberto Verino or Antoni Miró. In this area you will also find luxury jewelry stores and bridal shops of high renown, like Rosa Clarà or Pronovias. Inside Bulevard Rosa, the commercial center bridging Paseo de Gracia with the Rambla de Cataluña, you will find a wide variety of typical Barcelonan brands, covering fashion, shoes, and jewelry. The commercial offer in the Rambla de Cataluña is similar to what you will get at Paseo de Gracia. In its streets you will find first-rate international brands and terraces from several restaurants.
Shopping in Avenida Diagonal
In Barcelona’s uptown, you will find another commercial district along Avenida Diagonal, specifically, running from Plaza Joan Carles I through Plaza de la Reina María Cristina. In this area, also known as “universitaria” (or “College Area”), you can find big markets like the famous Corte Inglés or the Pedralbes Commercial Center. All around, you will also find fashion stores from quality brands, boutiques, and a limitless supply of restaurants and coffee shops.
Shopping in Avenida del Portal de L’Angel
Avenida del Portal de L’Angel offers a pedestrian zone starting in Plaza Cataluña that is frequented by both tourists and locals. Here, you will find renowned young fashion stores like Zara, Mango, and H&M, plus some alternative fashion stores with rather economical prices.
Shopping in Ciutat Vella
If you are looking for arts and crafts, original souvenirs and non-commercial clothing, the Ciutat Vella district is where you want to go. In the Raval area, you will find second-hand clothing, unique objects, and products from all over the world. The best crafts will be found in the craftsman workshops of Pueblo Español, located in Montjuïc hill. At the Princesa, l’Argentaria and Montcada streets in the Gothic neighborhood you will find several arts and crafts shops of full Barcelonan character, where you will be able to buy gifts, ethnic clothing, and unique crafts.
Shopping in La Roca Village
If you want to find the best discounts in first brands clothes and complements, your ideal place is La Roca Village