The literal feeling of being a kid in a candy shop, a visit to Papabubble is worth the trip. Candies galore line the walls in vibrant colors and various shapes and sizes. The sweet shop was created in 2004 and has quickly become an international sensation for its simple and satisfying treats. Find lollipops, chocolates, candy drops, and more. You can even order personalized candies!
From humble beginnings in the 1940s, the unassuming La Manual Alpargatera now makes it to most tourists' itineraries. On sale are affordable, handmade and customized versions of traditional Spanish footwear like the espadrille and espadenya, once solely a peasant-gear. Stacks of these classics in vibrant colors and styles from the Pyrenees don the wooden shelves of this locally-owned store. From the casual slip-on kind to wedge-heeled renditions, this wardrobe essential has attracted high-profile clientele including Michael Douglas as well as the Pope.
Located within the district of Ciutat Vella, La Boqueria is the most famous and one of the largest markets in Barcelona. The city's restaurateurs make a daily visit to stock up from its wide and plentiful range of high quality fresh food. Don't miss it on your way along Las Ramblas. The place is also known for housing a number of restaurants and bar specializing in world class cuisine. It is kind of a flea market and is ideal for heavy bargaining and discounts.
One of the most popular roads of the city, the Rambla Catalunya has many international fashion brands and shops located on either side. It is a frequent destination of the glamorous and offers something for everyone. The green trees shade the passers-by who go their way shopping at the various stores here. It is calm and quiet, ideal for a walk. Check out the various outlets on this street and grab some fashionable materials to take back home.
Las Arenas de Barcelona is housed in what used to be one of the main bullfighting rings in Barcelona. Today, after extensive renovation, it has reopened as a large shopping center that has a little bit of everything. Everything from clothing stores to shoes, accessories, electronics and more combine with other features like movie theaters, restaurants, private and business event space, and even Barcelona's Museo de Rock are all found here. For modern, one stop shopping, any visitor could easily spend the better part of the day at Las Arenas de Barcelona.
Anything concerning Barcelona Football Club can be found on the shelves of FC Botiga, the official store for Barça merchandise located at Maremagnum. Members and fans are usually seen flocking to this unique store and stocking up on the latest season T-shirts. These official T-shirts can also be personalized to suit you. You can also browse through the wide array of branded clothing, shoes and accessories. Barcelona Football Club fans can check out the video projections featuring important players and members from the Club's past as well as the current team and some winning goals.