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Barcelona Best Shopping Areas and shopping streets
Guide to Barcelona's Best Shopping Areas and Barcelona shopping streets. Where to find designer stores, brands and best shopping streets and areas in Barcelona. Barcelona has a wide variety of top designer brands, shopping malls and fashion boutiques.
Updated November 2016
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Barcelona shop opening times
Most shops in Barcelona open at 09:30 or 10:00 in the morning and close at 20:00. The shopping malls in Barcelona open at 10.00 and stay open until 22:00. Big shopping brand chains and malls and most shops in the popular shopping areas of Barcelona do not shut for lunch, but many smaller shops and shops outside the city centre often close for two hours during lunch.
Small shops can decide their own opening times so lunch times closing times can vary from 13:00 to 17:00 in the afternoon. All brand shops and malls are open on Saturday afternoons, but almost all shops are closed Sundays, except for eight special shopping Sundays days during the year - most of them at the winter and summer sales and at Christmas.
The only shopping mall in Barcelona city that is open on Sundays all year is the Maremagnum shopping centre in Barcelona harbour, which has a fairly decent selection of brands. In the summer Arenas shopping centre is also open on Sundays from 10am to 6pm to 18:00 from 12th July to 13th September 2015.
For great Sunday shopping consider a visit to one of the two outlet malls near Barcelona called La Roca Village and Viladecans The Style Outlets which are both open on Sundays.
Shopping street Passeig de Gracia
Where would Julia Roberts shop if the movie Pretty Woman had been shot in Barcelona? Julia would definitely start on Barcelona’s most elegant, fashionable and international shopping street which is called "Passeig de Gracia" in Catalan and "Paseo de Gracia" in Spanish. Passeig de Gracia is perhaps the nicest street in Barcelona to shop on. It is a beautiful wide tree lined boulevard with lovely modernist architecture and some of Barcelona’s top hotels and restaurants. The pavements are paved with lovely hexagonal paving stones with Gaudi marine motifs from Casa Mila and the street is lined with modernist lampposts by Pere Falqués and charming modernist stones benches. You can find most of the flagship stores of the top Spanish and International exclusive luxury brands on Passeig de Gracia.
On Passeig de Gracia street below Gran Via street you can find some popular high street brands starting with the ZARA flagship store on corner of Passeig de Gracia and Gran Via. And on another corner you can find the Apple Store Barcelona
Shops on downtown Plaza Catalunya
On Plaza Catalunya you can choose to shop in the excellent El Corte Ingles department store on one side, which has many top brands and a well stocked supermarket and deli in the basement. Opposite El Corte Ingles is El Triangle mall which has a small but eclectic selection of shops and cafes including Barcelona biggest perfume shop Sephora Triangle.
Shopping street Portal de L'Àngel
Portal de L'Àngel. For a selection of top high street brands continue over Plaza Catalunya and onto the pedestrian street Portal de L'Àngel. Here you can find H&M’s flagship store is in the old offices of the Catalan gas company across from another Corte Ingles department store. Duck down the side streets to find smaller boutiques and cafes and restaurants.
The top high street brands all have shops in most of Barcelona's shopping malls and on the most popular shopping streets.
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Shopping street Avenida Diagonal
Next Julia would head for Avenida Diagonal, which crosses the top of Passeig de Gracia. Av Diagonal is a very long avenue that stretches from the north east tip of Barcelona by the Diagonal Mar area and goes all the way up to the fashionable south-west residential area called the Zona Alta – the high zone. Although the two streets share a junction it would be a long walk to shop on both Passeig de Gracia and Av Diagonal in one day. Better to take a taxi or split the shopping into two days. The best shopping on Av Diagonal begins where the avenue crosses Passeig de Gracia and continues up to the Pedrables mall at the top of Diagonal Mar. Av Diagonal has many trendy stores like Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and Gucci stores among many others. Av Diagonal is also where you can find popular furniture brands like Habitat, Zara Home, BoConcept and more. A popular shopping area near Av Diagonal is the Plaça de Francesc Macià in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district. It has many top boutiques and cafes and a lovely park called Turo Park nearby. Also at the top end of Diagonal you will find one of Barcelona’s best shopping centres called L’illa, which houses many top fashion brands and has an excellent food court in the basement.
Shopping street Rambla de Catalunya
Rambla de Catalunya is one of Barcelona’s most charming streets for strolling and there are many cute small boutiques and shops in a mix of styles. There are many are small fashion boutiques, accessory shops, gift shops and cafes. The café lined pedestrian area in the middle makes Rambla de Catalunya a popular street to combine some shopping and a meal. It runs parallel with Passeig de Gracia and the streets connecting the two also have many shops and art galleries.
Shopping street Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas is a great street for strolling, but not the best shopping street. There are many fast food shops, and souvenir shops and not the best place for high fashion, but you can find some high street brands like Desigual and H&M on La Rambla especially in the top part near Plaza Catalunya.
Fashion and artisan boutiques
For small intimate fashion and artisan boutiques head to the old part of Barcelona where you can find many small interesting shops in the Gothic area mostly in the upper area. A good place to start is on Carrer de la Portaferrissa from La Ramba. For gifts and art we can recommend Carrer de Petritxol in the gothic area. There are also many lovely boutiques in the trendy Ribera/Born area.
Outlet villages and malls
La Roca Village is an luxury outlet shopping village with 100 designer outlet boutiques,cafes and restaurants. La Roca is outside Barcelona and located 30 minutes and 40km from both Barcelona and Girona by car or bus on Exit 12 'Cardedeu' of the AP7 (A7) motorway. It is near the village of Santa Agnès de Malanyanes and actually located parallel to the AP7 autopista highway. You can get there by car or shuttle bus. In 2016 a new outlet mall opened just south of Barcelona called Viladecans The Style Outlets.
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Barcelona Easter shopping
On the public holidays of Good Friday and Easter Monday shops are closed in Barcelona. In the centre of town you will find many small souvenir tourist shops that are open and some small boutique clothing shops too, but all the big shopping centres and high-street brand shops are closed. Restaurants and bars are open. Tourist guide Easter Barcelona
Barcelona Christmas shopping
On the public holidays of Christmas Day and Boxing Day shops are closed in Barcelona. In the centre of town you will find many small souvenir tourist shops that are open and some small boutique clothing shops too, but all the big shopping centres and high-street brand shops are closed. In December there are some special shopping Sundays when shops are open. Christmas markets are open. Many restaurants and bars are open.
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