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.
Barcelona is known to be one of the trendiest cities when it comes to fashion, hence, you will find some of the renowned and most stylish clothing brands in and around the city. Among the many big brands, and their outlets in Barcelona, it is hard to find vintage clothing stores, therefore the Riera Baixa stands out. Tucked away in the Raval area, this street is probably one of the best places to pick up vintage clothing from, shoppers here are spoilt for choice with the many stores lined up, Each displaying extravagant clothing. With competitive prices, the stores sell sunglasses, second hand retro prints, 1970s casual wear, bikinis, tops, mini skirts, jeans and even clothing from the '40s. Besides this, one can also find vintage record stores and fancy restaurants. A cool place for shopping, the Riera Baixa brings home all fashion enthusiast from every corner of Barcelona.
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!
In the same vicinity as Las Ramblas and the Museu Picasso, the Mercat Santa Caterina is a great place to spend some quality time, whether one is looking to do some serious shopping or just stroll around. Existing since 1848, the market has undergone a makeover, and one that's best appreciated from a high vantage point. Housed under the undulating roof are stalls retailing in the finest goods Spain has to offer, a restaurant and incredibly, the remains of an early 13th century Roman monastery, parts of which are still on display.
Nu je toch in Barcelona bent moet je iets heel Catalaans kopen, namelijk de canvas sandaal of espadrille. Deze schoenenwinkel verkoopt alleen handgemaakte producten in een stijl die niets te wensen overlaat. Ze maken sandalen voor bekende merken en exporteren over de hele wereld. Ze hebben de espadrille, omgetoverd van een simpele favoriet voor jonge mensen tot een high class item.
This hundred-year-old market offers very traditional service. Inside are 175 different stalls: grocer's, butcher's, fishmonger's and more, plus 90 external stalls selling different kinds of knick-knacks like household goods, clothes, lingerie, bags, gifts and more. The large central island just for fish is particularly impressive, and everything is of good quality. They are continuously running promotions, such as raffles and free gifts. They also have their own parking, with access from Carrer Villarroel.
This Apple Store at Barcelona is located inside the Banco Espanol de Credito building on the beautiful Place de Catalunya. The store is three story high, with the basement dedicated to Apple accessories, the first floor occupied by iPhone and iPod, and the second floor dedicated to MacBook. A glass staircase leads customers to the third floor, which comprises of the Genius Bar and a theater.
Dit Spaanse warenhuis per excellentie heeft alles wat je maar nodig zou kunnen hebben, zoals parfum, boeken, mode, sportkleding, huisraad, electronica, muziek, een kapper, een restaurant en een reisbureau. Ze hebben ook een supermarkt met een uitstekende delikatessen sectie voor gourmet en natuurlijke producten. Verloofde stellen maken hier vaak hun lijstje met huwelijkscadeaus want de plek ademt kwaliteit en stijl. Het motto van de winkel is: "als je niet tevreden bent krijg je je geld terug", en dat is waar. Je krijgt je geld terug als je het bonnetje meebrengt. Het personeel is goed opgeleid en professioneel. Er zijn filialen over het hele land, en in Barcelona zitten ze op Avinguda Diagonal, 471 en 617, Portal del Àngel, 19, (gespecialiseerd in vrijetijdsproducten) en Hypercor op Avinguda Meridiana 350.
One of the first names that come to mind when speaking of sports apparel is Adidas, no matter which country you may be in. The Adidas Performance Store located along the busy Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona is no exception to this rule; no matter what your sport, this store will provide you with the paraphernalia you need to boost your performance. Tennis, golf, rugby, football and basketball are just a few of the sports for which gear for the whole family is available.
& Other Stories belongs to the H&M house of fashion. Their store at Passeig de Gracia houses everything from luxury beauty products, clothes, shoes to eccentric accessories and more. It is three story high and everything at the store is aesthetically placed with attention to details and the decor is enhanced in pastel colors. Any fashion follower would be enchanted at & Other Stories.