The shopping and discount season is about to start and we thought we’d come up with some shopping tips for Barcelona to make sure you get the best deals in the best shops around town.

    Barcelona Shopping Tips

    Before you go shopping here are the top Shopping Tips for Barcelona:

  • Take care of you belongings

    It got better in recent years, with more precautions and an aggressive campaign for tourists but Barcelona is still (like all big tourist cities) a hotspot for pickpocketing, especially in the center. Make sure to not forget to be cautious about your stuff especially when shopping. Don’t put your wallet on counters, ticket machines or tables, you might leave them there or someone might just grab it.

  • Shop near Portal de l´Angel

    The main area for shopping is not the Rambla Catalunya. To find affordable shopping in Barcelona you should head to Portal de l’Angel. This is basically the main Barcelona shopping district and the entrance to the Gotic Quarter.

  • Go in the morning or early evening

    To make sure that all the shops are open and to use your precious travel time perfectly it’s important to mention that many of the small shops in the center and especially in the gothic quarter might close for siesta time during some hours (mostly from 2 pm – 5 pm)

  • Returns are not always admitted

    Even though the European Union has a law that states that customers should be able to return their goods within a two week period, not all the shops might be able to offer you this service, or maybe they just don’t want to.

  • Credit card is not accepted everywhere

    Yes, it might sound weird for visitors from other countries in Europe, but there are still places in Barcelona where they don’t accept credit cards. This is not the case when shopping at Zara but there still might be small shops, restaurants and especially food stands in the central market “La Boqueria” that won’t accept card payments.

  • Don’t carry around huge amounts of cash

    Even though you should carry some cash with you for the just mentioned food stands and small places that won’t take your credit card, make sure that you always and only carry as much cash money around as necessary.

Where to go shopping in Barcelona?

Barcelona is a great city, therefore there are many different shopping areas located in different quarters of the city. Here are the top shopping areas in Barcelona packed with plenty of stores of brands from around the world. These areas are particularly interesting if look for clothes shopping in Barcelona.

    Barcelona Shopping Areas

  • Portal de l’Angel

    Portal de l’Angel is a parallel street to Rambla Catalunya and probably the main area for shopping and tourists when visiting Barcelona. You cannot miss it when seeing Plaça Catalunya. You can find all the top stores from Spanish brands here like Pull&Bear, Zara, Zara Man, Zara Home, Stradivarius, Bershka, Desigual, Mary Paz, Calcedonia, Uterque.

  • El Born

    El Born is a beautiful quarter in the heart of Barcelona and ideal for shopping. It’s located next to the gothic quarter and only a couple of walking minutes away from Las Ramblas.

  • Calle Tallers

    Located on the right side of the Rambla Catalunya, this old street is famous for its wide range of music and clothing stores in Barcelona. Calle Tallers is a must-see for young interdependent travelers on the hunt for something special.

  • Plaça Catalunya

    Plaça Catalunya is more a touristy shopping area but still pretty popular, If you are looking for the typical souvenir shop this the right street. There’s also some Nike Store and plenty of Hotels and restaurants here. You might also find a lot of counterfeit products here, so stay away from brand products for sketchy prices.

  • Passeig de Gràcia. …

    Looking higher quality and brands? Passeig de Gràcia has you covered. Luis Vuitton and Company are all represented on this very prestigious street in Barcelona which also inhabits one of the most famous buildings built in Barcelona,
    Casa Batlló.

Big discount and sales season in Barcelona

The countdown has begun only 9 days before the famous winter sales in Spain: Las Rebajas. Even though we have some celebrations ahead a New Year Eve and the legendary Three Kings Day, the most of you are already preparing for the best days ever, when you can scoop up a very trendy piece. If you already do not know what we are talking about, we are going to tell you all about shopping in Barcelona.

Most of the people come not only because of wonderful architecture of Gaudi but also because of shopping in Barcelona. Moreover, during the summer or winter sales when some prices are very attractive. On January 7, all the shops and malls open their doors with great discounts up to 70%. Famous Spanish brands like ZARA, Mango or Desigual even without discount have very suitable prices here in Barcelona. However, can you imagine these prices with 50% off? Among the other brands, you can find a famous Custo Barcelona, Tous or haute couture brands on Passeig de Graciathe main shopping street in Barcelona.

Barcelona Shopping malls

La Maquinista

This shopping mall situated in Sant Andreu neighborhood, on the street Potosí, 2 is an open-air mall with a surface around 250 000 m². It has 3 floors and 242 shops with Spanish and international brands. The closest metro stations are Torras I Bages and Sant Andreu, also more than 5 bus lines.

La Illa Diagonal

The complex of L’illa Diagonal has a little bit more than 20 years of successful trajectory. Situated in Sant Gervasi neighborhood, the surface of the mall is quite smaller but the commercial offer offers from national to international fashion brands; beauty products and perfume; jewelry and accessories; home decoration; restaurants and food; and supermarkets, as well as a unique fresh market.


The unique shopping mall that opens its doors even on Sunday. Therefore, if you stay in Barcelona for a weekend, you have this alternative for Sunday shopping when everything is closed. Moreover, situated in the very suitable area makes the process of shopping even better.

Where are the Barcelona Outlet Stores?

La Roca Village

This is a perfect place if you are looking for internationally famous brands, which used to cost too much. Here you have the opportunity to scoop up a very nice piece with up to 70% off. Do not miss it! Situated about 1,5h from Barcelona city, you have two options rent a car or book previously a seat in the special bus, all info you can find on the website.

Happy shopping!