From buying souvenirs to buying new clothes, shopping seems to become a part of every trip. Luckily, Barcelona has so many places to go shopping that its hard to keep track! Here are some of the best places to shop around Barcelona:
- Passeig de Gracia: From Louis Vuitton to Gucci to Versace to Chanel, Passeig de Gracia is considered the Rodeo Drive of Barcelona. Along this street lives every designer and luxury store that you can think of. The scenery and architecture that surround Passeig de Gracia make it an even better sight for shopping. Passeig de Gracia holds some of the Gaudí houses that you can see as you’re shopping, such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Even if you do not buy anything, taking a stroll down this luxury street is highly recommended!
- Las Ramblas: This street holds more affordable stores. Las Ramblas is a great place to shop because it combines standard European retail with American retail. Stores on Las Ramblas include Calzedonia, Zara, H&M, Berksha, Brandy Melville, and Pull & Bear. El Corte Ingles is also on Las Ramblas, which is a large mall with many shopping options as well.
- Plaça de Catalunya: This is the hub of the city. Plaça de Catalunya has a wide variety of stores, such as Zara, Urban Outfitters, Apple, and Desigual. Also on Plaça de Catalunya is Centre Comercial el Triangle, which is a mall that doubles as a giant supermarket. Here, you have the option to buy almost everything from makeup to perfume. There are a wide range of stores, including luxury stores. After shopping, you can go downstairs and go food shopping or grab a bite to eat from one of the food stands.
- Plaza de Espanya: Plaza de Espanya is home to Las Arenas, a huge shopping mall in Barcelona. It used to be a bull fighting area, but was turned into a mall once bull fighting was banned. After a long day of shopping at Las Arenas, you can go to the top floor of the mall and enjoy a nice dinner overlooking the entire city.
The Bicycle Team