The best of Barcelona Shopping 2020

The best of Barcelona Shopping 2020
The best of Barcelona Shopping 2020

Any honest tourist can admit that from time to time it's nice leave culture behind.

Who needs Gaudi when you have Gucci?

In addition to the memories, I want you to come home with a suitcase full of treasures. So here is the guide. Take my advice on the best shopping in barcelona And run, don't blame me when your bank statement arrives!

Still haven't found what you're looking for? Feel free to contact me in the comments below for any asesoramiento personalized.

The best shopping areas in Barcelona

To go shopping in Barcelona, ​​you have two main streets: Paseo de Gracia et Portal del Angel. Both start from the famous Plaza de Catalunya.

The metro station for both streets is Catalunya (red and green lines).

Portal del Angel

Portal del Angel is your place of cheap shopping in barcelona.

This 250 meter long shopping street descend from Plaça de Catalunya (towards the sea). You will notice it in the huge neon thermometer that hides on the street and the sea of ​​buyers and their bags.

You will find all the offers in the large chain clothing stores like Pull and Bear, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Springfield, Benetton, H&M, Bershka, Mango and more.

It is also a cool place to find local shoe stores, mobile phone retailers and even the Disney Store.

Paseo de Gracia

Large consumers seeking compras de alta gama should visit the luxurious Passeig de Gracia: the most lucrative shopping street in Barcelona. You will find it on the way up (towards the mountains) from Plaça de Catalunya.

There is probably no other commercial area in the world with so manyworld class architecture - this is where La Pedrera and Casa Batllò are located.

For shopping, you can choose from Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Gucci, Diesel, Burberry, Jimmy Choo and many more. There's also large jewelry and accessories stores like Bvlgari, Cartier, Rolex, Chanel and Swarovski.

You will also find the Apple Store.

Barcelona shopping center

Diagonal Mar shopping center

Variety: ★★★ ☆ Central: ★★ ☆☆ Atmosphere: ★★★ ☆

If for some reason you wanted to combine a day on the beaches of Barcelona with shopping, here it is.

You will find this shopping center about 300 meters from the famous Playa Mar Bella. The main attraction here is the Primark, with the most central location in Barcelona, ​​a great place for crazy clothing deals. It is also the paradise of clothing store y fast food restaurants.

Tourists with Tourist Bus tickets benefit from a card VIP tourist card Special offer of up to 30% discount in more than 70 stores.

Adress: Avenida Diagonal 3.

Hours: 10 am to 22 pm (Sunday closed).

Website: Diagonal Mar Shopping Center.

Glories comercial center

Variety: ★★★★ Central: ★★ ☆☆ Atmosphere: ★★★ ☆

The best shopping center in Barcelona because it is all nine and very varied.

It is without a doubt the best place to buy clothes in Barcelona. He counts More than 160 stores, including a cinema and a Carrefour hypermarket. There is also a large selection of fast food and gourmet restaurants.

To get there, take the red metro line and get off at Glories.

Adress: Avenida Diagonal 208.

Hours: 10 am to 22 pm (Sunday closed).

Website: Glories Shopping Center.

Las Arenas commercial center

Variety: ★★★ ☆ Central: ★★★★ Atmosphere: ★★★★

I can safely say that this is the only mall in the world that can be found in a old bullring.

Stepping into the multi-story area and seeing all the modern shops, escalators, and glass elevator shafts is a stunning contrast. Here are signs of mid-range fashion and quality restaurants. If you are looking for good shopping anda drink with a view, Come here.

Ride to the top of the arena via the escalator (don't pay for the elevator) for breathtaking views of the Plaza of Spain and Montjuic. Plan your visit with a stop at the Magic Fountain show for an added bonus.

Adresse: Gran Vía de las Cortes Catalanas 373.

Hours: 10 am to 22 pm (Sunday closed).

Website: Las Arenas shopping center.

El Triangle shopping center

Variety: ★ ☆☆☆ Central: ★★★★ Atmosphere: ★★★ ☆

The most central shopping center in Barcelona is, unfortunately, the most limited.

Just above La Rambla, in the Plaza de Catalunya, is El Triangle, aptly named for its remarkable triangular shape - here you will find a choice of twenty stores.

It is the ideal place toelectronic and multimédia with the flagship gadget and entertainment store: FNAC. Other popular stores, like Foot Locker, Urban Outfitters, Massimo Dutti, and the Brazilian thong magicians Havaianas.

Address: Plaza Cataluña 1-4.

Hours: 10 am to 22 pm (Sunday closed).

Website: El Triangle Centro Comercial.

Maremagnum shopping center

Variety: ★★ ☆☆ Central: ★★★★ Atmosphere: ★★ ☆☆

The convenience of this medium mall in Barcelona it is what attracts people. You just have to walk to La Rambla and cross the mini bridge over the water to the mirror building which is famous for being the only mall open on Sundays.

You will find everything the classics of clothes shopping like H&M, Lefties, Pull and Bear, Mango, etc. There are also excellent gift shops and the official FC Barcelona store.

Adresse: Maremagnum Building, Muelle de España 5.

Hours: from 10 a.m. to 22 p.m. every day.

Website: MareMagnum shopping center.

Diagonal Island Shopping Center

Variety: ★★★ ☆ Central: ★★ ☆☆ Atmosphere: ★★★ ☆

The Illa Diagonal was known for the first time with the name of "Supermanzana", it is understandable because this project represents today more than 170 shops and restaurants, two 4-star hotels, two schools, a sports center, a ballroom, a conference center, a public park and a parking lot with capacity for more than 2 vehicles, just that!

In this huge shopping center near the Camp Nou, you will find all the great shopping classics but also the king of low prices. Primark.

Address: Avenida Diagonal, 557.

Hours: 9:30 am to 21 pm (Sunday closed).

Internet site: Illa Diagonal shopping center.

Barcelona department store

El Corte Ingles

With regards to traditional department stores from Barcelona, ​​look no further than the legendary El Corte Inglés. In fact, it is the only department store left in Spain. It is also the largest in Europe.

The flagship location of the building in nine floors It's in Plaza de Catalunya. You will find almost anything here in high-end sunny stores, from basic furniture to electronics and the supermarket the most famous in town.

Other locations can be found in Portal del Angel or in Avinguda Diagonal 617 (María Cristina metro, green line L3).

Hours: 9:30 am to 21:30 pm (closed on Sundays).

Site Internet: El Corte Ingles.

Outlet stores in Barcelona

La Roca Village

This upscale commercial town with More than 100 stores It is located about 40 minutes northeast of Barcelona, ​​in a town called Santa Agnès de Malanyanes. Here you will find an offer of high-end points of sale up to 70% discount on base prices.

There is a good atmosphere with frescoes mosaics and decorative tiles. They will also conduct a taxes devolution if you are not an EU citizen. An ideal place to combine with an excursion to the neighboring beaches of the Costa Brava.

It's great if you've rented a car, but there's also a Sagales bus from Calle Casp 34 (near the Urquinaona metro) which costs € 16,00 on board or € 15,00 buying the roundtrip ticket online.

Buses run once an hour from 9 am to 20 pm Tickets include a shopping guide, free Wi-Fi, and a discount brochure.

Address: La Roca Village, s / n.

Hours: from 10 a.m. to 22 p.m. every day.

Internet site: La Roca Village.

Barcelona shops


This Craft shop is famous for its hand painted technical bags Starting from recycled materials such as seat belts and buckles.

35 Street performers different decorate these unique pieces. These double stitched bags are perfect for cameras, cycling and practically indestructible.

There is only one place for this store Duradero and fair and is located in the El Born district of Barcelona, ​​the perfect place to pick up a gift for a loved one.

Address: Calle de Grunyí 7.

Hours: 11 am to 19 pm (Monday to Friday).

Website: Pinza't.

Lydua Delgado

One of the big names in Spanish fashion. The motto "the side Bohemian of the 'elegance »It really applies to elegant and feminine collections and colorful accessories that you will find in the only designer boutique near Passeig de Gracia.

Get in touch and date to find the perfect look with your style consultants.

Address: Seneca Street 28.

Hours: 10 am to 20:30 pm (Sunday closed).

Website: Lydia Delgado.

Imanol Ossa Design Art

If you can make a lamp out of it, chances are Imanol Ossa already has. You can't go wrong buying any of the lamp design made here from objects found in the Raval street in Barcelona, ​​a crude and accessible neighborhood.

Whether it's drum cymbals, chemical cups, or logs, the consumer is left with a truly unique gift that cannot be found anywhere else.

Also take a look at jewelry y handmade furniture.

Address: Calle Pie de la Cruz 24.

Hours: then

Sitio Internet: Imanol Ossa Design Art.

Buy original souvenirs

Finding a souvenir to take home is not difficult. Are you not fed up with the bull magnet (although bullfighting is prohibited in Catalonia), the Spanish flag (while we are in Catalonia…), the hat, the castanets or even a flamenco dancer?

Since we believe that our visitors are the "coolest" and alternative, we do not recommend these products. First because they are ugly and badly made, second because I think it is more fair to support thelocal crafts.

Here are some suggestions, but for more tips, check out our dedicated article:

  • Maxò Gallery. Gallery that is presented as a space dedicated to art and creativity, where the creator Maxò and a team of artists from different disciplines have created this beautiful memory: a wood plank with a three-dimensional representation of the most emblematic places of Barcelona. Take a look at their Facebook page or directly at their store to better understand what it is;). The price of a photo is € 20. There are two Maxò Galleries: one on Carrer del Portal Nou 29, in the Born neighborhood and another in the Gothic Quarter, on Carrer de Petritxol 18.
  • Sanjuan glass. A real glassware located in the center of Poble Espanyol, where small sculptures and souvenirs are designed. The glass, which will be cooked in front of youIt will first be mixed with a powder that will give it color, then it will be modeled with tweezers when the glass is still hot, to give it the strangest shapes of animals and other symbols of Barcelona. They also made some of the magnificent stained glass windows that make up the Palau de la Música and the Sagrada Familia. A guarantee in its field and a perfect idea for a small gift. Prices vary according to the size, the smallest costs € 5. If you want to get an idea of ​​what it is, check out their Facebook page.
  • The scarf is a store in Barcelona that sells accesorios Made in Spain, ideal to take home a nice Spanish fan or to give it to someone! Prices vary between € 19 and € 39, the offer is wide and the quality is excellent (some are even hand-painted). There you will also find hats and scarves. The store is located on Carrer del Pi 2, in the Gothic Quarter. More information on their Facebook page.
  • Bookstores are a good place to find a gift. the Laie bookstore at the CCCB museum (Carrer de Montalegre 5, Universitat Red Line stop L1) offers you interesting books on the history and design of Barcelona and gadgets such as diaries, watches, bags and much more.
  • for your Post cards, meeting at WaWas (Carrer dels Carders 14, yellow metro L4 stop Jaume I). A charming boutique original memories produced by local artisans, all original and of quality, including postcards that reveal unusual perspectives of the city.
  • It doesn't have much to do with Barcelona, ​​but in my opinion it's worth a visit, even for the sensory experience. Papabubble (Carrer Banys Nous 3, green metro L3, Liceu stop) is a factory and an artisan confectionery with the most unusual tastes and shapes that you can also request to customize. They are true works of art! Does your palate thank you?

Shopping tips in Barcelona

  • Most merchants should accept credit / debit cards, but have some cash just in case.
  • Strolling through El Born is the best way to find stylish boutiques.
  • Meet at Carrer Tallers in El Raval for all your savings / vintage needs.
  • Discover some of the best markets in Barcelona for local products.
  • There are many Oxfam charity shops, including one near the Sagrada Familia (Carrer de Provença, 478).
  • Visit Calle Verdi in the Gracia district to find independent clothing stores.
  • The best H&M is located in via Portal de l'Àngel 22 (almost 1800 m2). The best Zara can be found at Passeig de Gracia 16.
  • The sales in Barcelona take place from January 7 to March 6 and from June 29 to August 30, 2020.

Opening hours in Barcelona

As a general rule, the opening hours of shops in Barcelona are between 9:30 am and 21:30 pm.

There are always exceptions. Don't expect to go shopping on Christmas or New Years Day. Shops in Barcelona are also usually closed on September 11 for the National Holiday of Catalonia.

During the Christmas period, some stores will be open on certain Sundays and holidays, for 2020 the days will be December 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Know that some small shops take a nap between 14 pm and 00 pm

I've tried to include the opening hours for each location mentioned whenever possible, but be sure to check through the links provided.

Sunday shopping in Barcelona

Unfortunately, most of the shops in Barcelona are closed on Sundays.

This includes almost all supermarkets and most retail stores.

If you have an emergency on Sunday and need a phone charger, I suggest you take a walk through very attractive places like the Sagrada Familia. Or anywhere in The Raval where there is a ton of mobile stores.

For supermarkets, the only chain that opens on Sundays is OpenCor / SuperCor - but expect to pay around 10% more. They are open late at night, usually until 1 or 2 a.m.

Do you need a late meal? Check the OpenCor locator to find the location closest to you.

If you go shopping in Barcelona on Sunday, you have no choice but to La Roca Village and the mall Maremagnum.

Primark locations in Barcelona

Yes, Primark has its own category.

for cheap purchases In Barcelona (and anywhere) look for this cheap Irish fashion brand. You can end up with new jeans, a T-shirt, and shoes for under $ 20. But beware: these places are full of people!

If you look closely, you will surely find something that tickles your mind; About two years ago I bought one of my favorite t-shirts there.

You will find Primark in Barcelona in shopping centers Mar Diagonal et L'illa Diagonal.

Address (2): 3 Avenida Diagonal, 557 Avenida Diagonal.

Hours: Diagonal Mar (from 10 a.m. to 22 p.m., Sunday closed) and L'illa (from 9:30 a.m. to 21:30 p.m., Sunday closed).

Website: Primark.

Tax refunds for non-EU citizens

If you do not live in the European Union and intend to return your purchases to your country of origin, you are entitled to a refund of 21% value added tax ("VAT" in Spain) on products such as clothing, electronics, etc.

This does not apply to bars, restaurants and accommodation.

To be eligible, you must ensure that:

  • Buy in stores that offer Duty Free Shopping Service (more than 90%, with stickers on the windows).
  • You spend more than € 90,15.
  • Present the corresponding documents and products from the store to customs at the airport.

At that time, you will be given checks that will be cashed at the Exchange Office in your currency.

Are you not going through the airport? You will need to request a VAT recovery envelope at the store. You can present them to customs, stamp them and mail them to the Madrid Claims Office for reimbursement.

For more information on tax refunds, see the information on the airport's website.

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