Want to go shopping in Barcelona? If that’s the case, you will find anything you are looking for, whatever your style is and how much money you want to spend! Today’s post is a guide of some of the most important commercial areas in the city.
City centre: affordable fashion
Walking around Plaza Catalunya, you will find huge fashion shops of some famous chains, such as Zara, Mango, H&M, Benetton, Springfield, TopShop… And if you are looking specifically for shoes, Pelai Street is you place: in just some square meters you will find most of the shoe shops in the city centre.
Moreover, in the same area you can also buy souvenirs and presents of all sorts: from the classic magnets and T-shirts to more elaborate handmade works of art.
Where? Metro L1 Catalunya
El Born and Gràcia: design and alternative
In El Born neighbourhood there are some of the most sophisticate shops in Barcelona. You won’t see famous brands there. But there are many shops of less famous designers who offer as much quality as well-known fashion stores. And also great restaurants and tapas bars!
Where? Metro L4 Jaume I
Gràcia is your place if you are looking for a more alternative style. Here’s what you should do: go for a stroll in the neighbourhood, full of shops and workshops of handmade products. And you can always end the day having a beer at one of its terraces. Gràcia is also popular for its fun nightlife.
Where? Metro L3 Fontana /Metro L4 Joanic
Passeig de Gràcia: luxury brands
Almost every important luxury brand owns a shop in Passeig de Gràcia. Even if you can’t afford buying expensive clothes and jewels, it is worth it to go window shopping and walk down one of the most beautiful avenues in the city. And you will see wonderful modernist buildings such as La Pedrera.
Where? Metro L2, L3, L4 Passeig de Gràcia
Els Encants: antiques and bargains
Els Encants is one of the oldest flea markets in Europe, existing since the 14th century. Every week it shelters about 100.000 buyers and hundreds of antique stores, street traders, obsolete products… And, as we told you a while ago, a new Encants market has been opened recently, with an avant-garde design but keeping the old spirit.
Where? Metro L1 Glòries. ¡Very close to Twentytú!
La Roca Village: brands outlet
At La Roca Village there are hundreds of outlet boutiques of well-known brands, but with lower prices as usual. Although it is not in Barcelona, it is easy to get there, as there is a direct bus line right from the city centre.
How to get there? Check the bus timetable.