There are many places to shop in Barcelona: streets, avenues, craft shops, open-air markets, shopping centers, and more. Have a look at a list of our favorite shopping locations.
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Passeig de Gracia
Passeig de Gràcia is the street of choice for big international fashion and jewelry firms. This commercial avenue concentrates some of Barcelona’s best luxury stores in one place, which is why it’s known as the Golden Mile. In a little more than one hundred street numbers, you will find some of the world’s best designers, such as Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Carolina Herrera, Prada, Valentino or Hermès.
Other significant shops on the street are its luxurious jewelers, and some of the most prestigious brands in the world are present: Cartier, Suarez and more. Not only will you be able to see these exclusive shops, on Passeig de Gràcia there are also decoration shops, bookstores and many more diverse stores.
Note that along this street you will also find architectural wonders such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, two of Gaudí’s amazing buildings
Where to go: Passeig de Gràcia
Rambla de Catalunya
The most famous and busy street in Barcelona is La Rambla de Catalunya. It is the main artery of the old quarter, which connects Plaza Catalunya with the port and the Columbus Monument. It is a pedestrian street that houses all kinds of popular fashion stores and shoe stores. Here you will find the famous chain stores such as H&M or Zara, and more.
As you walk through it, you will discover centuries-old shops, souvenir shops, beautiful flower and local product kiosks, street artists and living statues that give a special charm to one of the most colorful and lively areas of the city. You can also walk along the pedestrianised center and enjoy the atmosphere. But bear in mind this is normally one of the more touristy parts of the city.
Where to go: Rambla de Catalunya
Barrio del Eixample
The modernist neighborhood of Eixample is another area of Barcelona with a high concentration of shops. Through its streets you can find exclusive shops and boutiques with luxury and unique accessories. If you like interesting shops that are a little bit different then this could be a good area to explore.
Within the stores in the area you can also find Spanish icons such as Adolfo Dominguez, Purificación García, MaxMara, among others. This place is also home to several interesting art galleries. It is a beautiful neighborhood to walk around and enjoy. Some people compare the broad streets and avenues in this part of the city to those of Paris.
Eixample is also a safe residential area of the city that offers an active nightlife and a pleasant culture of cafes. And the city’s main LGBT area is located in the western part of this district.
Where to go: Barrio del Eixample
In Avinguda Diagonal you can find many decoration and home accessories stores, exclusive fabric and upholstery shops, and shops dedicated to the best fashion designers. The avenue is one of the longest and widest in Barcelona. It’s 11 kilometers long and 50 meters wide.
There are many department stores in this area but don’t try to explore it all, at 11km It would be very difficult to walk the entire length of it while shopping!
Where to go: Avinguda Diagonal
Portal de l’Àngel
This is the main commercial area of Barcelona. From the Portal del Angel smaller streets run in all directions and are full of shops. Among the stores there are international brands such as Zara, Pull & Bear, Springfield, Cortefiel and more. It also has various shoe stores, an El Corte Inglés department store specialized in sports accessories and sportswear, as well as small traditional businesses where you can buy delicious ice cream or an artisan nougat.
Sometimes, it also hosts an open-air market of handicraft shops. Its central location (next to Plaça Catalunya and the magnificent Barcelona Cathedral, connecting with the Gothic Quarter) and the large influx of visitors it receives have made Portal de l’Àngel one of the 20 most expensive streets in the world in which to set up a business.
Where to go: Portal de l’Àngel
What do you think of this selection? Do you think we have forgotten an important street or area? Enjoy your time shopping through Barcelona and make sure to check out our Barcelona Segway Tour for a fun glide around town!