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Barcelona is one of the world's most stylish cities where a large number of fashion boutiques, antique shops, home furnishings, delicious foodstuffs and art galleries cater to the different tastes. One can also find plenty of stores from books to jewels, haute couture, designer furniture, cava, etc.

Due to the general low cost of living in Spain, Barcelona shopping tends to offer excellent value for money.

The best Barcelona shopping areas are in and around the old streets off the upper part of the Ramblas and the area around the Placa fr Catalunya.

In the iExample, along Passeig de Gracia and further north along streets like c/Muntaner, c/de Balmes, Avenida Diagonal and Via Augusta etc. one can definitely find a variety of stuff as per the likes.

Only thing is that a proper knowledge & research in details about the best of bargains with additional information from some of the trusted locals can prove beneficial.

Mercat de Sant Josep/ La Boqueria:

Barcelona’s best-known market, Mercat de Sant Josep is ideally situated just off La Rambla.

It is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, which is the city’s prime tourist landmark.

Food sold here ranges from ready-made fresh fruit salads, still moving crabs, lobsters and sweet counters.

Address: La Rambla de Sant Josep
Open: Mon-Sat, 08:00am-08:30pm


Bershka is one of Spain’s most popular shops for girls in the15-29 year age group.

It is incredibly cheap that will no doubt prove to be a favorite among the newbies to the town.

Bershka labeled jeans are easily accessible here and too over great bargains. This is the major reason why the travelers often end up to this shop.

Address: Av. Portal d´Angel

El Corte Ingles:

El Corte Ingles is one of Spain’s leading department stores, known for its range of cosmetics. It is Spain's largest department store chain and the owner of several associated businesses, like the supermarket chains Hipercor, Supercor, Opencor, Informática El Corte Inglés,Sfera and Bricor, a chain of DIY stores.

It is a favorite among the ladies for its wide variety of international brands.

Address: Placa Catalunya

Gran Via 2:

Gran Via 2 is a new shopping mall located in Hospitalet, about 2 km from Montjuic. Its classical designs immediately fetch our attention. Around four huge obelisks in different colors that sit on the main street of the mall, the railings of the mall made of brass and the Greek key design makes it spectacular. There are about 200 stores in this mall.

Address: Avenida de la Gran via, 75


This is the place where can find some of the best and comfortable shoes. This company manufactures some modern designs and comfortable shoes which is made by high quality raw materials. A wide variety of shoes with different designs, colors can found here.

Fira de Nautumismo:

Fira de Nautumismo is a collector’s heaven with coins and stamps.

Address: Plaça Reial
Open: Sundays, 10:00pm-02:30pm

Vina Viniteca:

Vina Viniteca is a special wine shop that provides a huge collection of wines. There are around 4,500 different wines, Sherries, cava, liquors and spirits from all over Spain. Here one can fine some of the best wine in town.


This is one of the famous store in the city that has a great collection of interior. There are more than 10,000 products in this shop from household items to the best in Spanish contemporary furnishings.

One can also find some of the best international brand names on sale. Also a wide range of imaginative wooden toys suitable for child's bedroom are also put on a display.