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La Boqueria

In the centre of Barcelona, half way the famous Ramblas, you find one of Barcelona's oldest and most renown markets: El Mercat de Sant Josep, also known as La Boquería. The market has its origins in the 12th Century when it was a place where meat and other products were sold. Back then the Rambla was the most posh area of Barcelona and many people held the opinion that the market didn't belong there, so they tried to close the market. Since then the market has changed places many times until 1814, when it officially came back at its original location at the Ramblas. Nowadays it's a local tourist attraction, you can't come to Barcelona and not visit this market. Today you find all that's possible eatable at the market, from exotic fruits to delicious fresh fish of all sorts. The Boqueria is opened every day, except Sunday. If you really want to enjoy traditional Barcelona we suggest to try out some of the small tapas bars and restaurants on and around the Boqueria market.

Fruitstandje op de BoqueriaVis op de BoqueriaVis op de Boqueria metroLinea 3 Metro stop: Liceu

 
El Mercat del Raval at the Rambla de Raval

The market of El Raval is very dynamic and fun. It's opened the whole weekend between 11 am and 9 pm. There's clothing, accesories, design and artesan products and much more. This market was created to cheer up the neighbourhood a bit, and it certainly achieved its objective.

metroLinea 3 Metro stop: Liceu

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Hip and alternative stores

Here's an overview of shops in the most alternative shopping areas of Barcelona:

Barrio Gotico, El Raval , El Born and Gracia.

Are you looking for clothing, music, shoes, bags, etc. then check out the stores of your likings in our list of alternative stores in Barcelona.

 
Barrio Gotico

* Flora Albaicín, Canuda 3, Barcelona, 08002 (Flamenco)

* La Condonería ,Pl. Sant Josep Oriol, 7, Barcelona, 08002 (Giant condom store)

* Sleeping Elephant, Corders, 12, Barcelona, 08003 (West Coast Choppers)

* FC Botiga (Official Store) , Jaume I, 2, Barcelona, 08002 (FC Barcelona!)

 
El Raval

* Duro de Roer, Cendra, 27, Barcelona, 08001 (Trendy T-shirts)

* Smash ,Tallers, 50, Barcelona, 08001 (Colorful prints on jackets and bags)

* Trust Nobody, Tallers, 1, Barcelona, 08001 (The most funky shoes)

* Syndrome BCN, Ferlandina, 37, Barcelona, 08001 (For a unique look)

* Cannibal, Carme, 5, Barcelona, 08001 (A unique style of clothing)

* Caero, Riera Baixa 6-8, Barcelona, 08001 (Vinyl records for great prices!)

* Retro City, Cendra, 27, Barcelona, 08001 (Second hand retro clothing)

 
El Born

* Joid'art, Passeig del Born, 2, Barcelona, 08003(Great silver jewelry)

* Tienda Moltedo, Corders, 9, Barcelona, 08003 (Clothing with a personal touch)

* Iguapop Gallery, Comerç, 15, Barcelona, 08003 (Shopping with culture)

 
Gracia

* Tu Tabú, c/ Biada, 6, Barcelona, 08012 (Erotic shop!)

* Olokuti, Asturies, 38, Barcelona, 08012 (Beautiful Book store)

* B B B , Gran de Gracia, 233, Barcelona, 08012 (Shoes: Good, pretty and cheap)

* Lu Moda Italiana, Gran de Gracia, 124, Barcelona, 08001 (Young Fashion)

* Noel Marsal , Verdi 3, Barcelona, 08001 (Clothing for a unique look)

* Disco 100, Escorial 33, Barcelona, 08024 (Music store for experts)

* Bulbo, Montseny, 5, Barcelona, 08012 (Great clothing store)

 

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Outlets: famous brands for great prices!

Do you love shopping and looking for the greatest brands, but you want to spend as little money as possibe? Then this category is what you're looking for. Here's a list of Outlet stores... when the new collections are in stores, the old ones end up here with a new price tag!

 
Barcelona outlet, Calle Aragón 529

Brands: Adolfo Dominguez; Armani jeans; Burberry; Calvin Klein; Cavalli; G-Star; Guess; Guru; Hugo Boss; La Martina; Miss Sixty; Napapijri Polo; Ralph Lauren; Replay; Roberto Cavalli; Tommy Hilfiger

Metrolinea 2Metro Stop: Encants

 
Heron city Outlet, Av. Rio de Janeiro, 42

Heron city Outlet is a big shopping centre filled with outlet stores: Mango, Bershka, Lefties, NoEsLoMismo, Diesel, Funky Fish, Pull and Bear, etc. The must go destination when you're hunting for bargains!

MetroLinea 1 Metro stop: Fabra i Puig

 
Contribuciones y moda, Riera de Sant Miquel, 30

For those who would like to wear the big brands from the fashion world, but simply cannot afford, this store is the solution: Dolce & Gabanna, Dries van Noten, Gautier, just a few of the many big names you will find in Contribucciones y Moda.

Metro Linea 3 Metro Stop: Diagonal

 
DESIGUAL, C/ Diputación, 313

Desigual, a Spanish brand that stands for being different. Their collections can be recognized by the bright colors that are being used in their unique prints. However, originally Desigual is a jeans brand. Despite being quite overwhelming with the many bright colors, you'll always find something that matches your taste in this store, and you can be sure that you won't easily walk into someone wearing the same as you!

Metro Linea 3 Metro stop: Girona

 
Zara outlet "Lefties", Plaça de la Universitat

The name says it all, here you find all the lefties from previous Zara collections, but also Bershka and other brands.

Metro Linea 1 Metro stop: Universitat

 

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shopping centres

 
La Maquinista

La Maquinista is located outside the city centre, but it's a great shopping centre. Not only is it very beautiful aesthetically, the huge offer of different stores makes this a true shopping paradise. Besides clothing stores, there are super markets, specialized stores like opticiens, parfumeries, cosmetic stores, etc. There's also a enormous mediamarkt. There are excellent facilities for the kids, there's a big cinema and several bars and restaurants.

Some of the stores that you find here are Conti; Adolfo Dominguez; Benetton; Bershka; Black Out; Cardigan; Chicco; Desigual; Custo; Miss Sixty; Ferran Ferrer; Fila; H&M; IKKS; Jack & Jones; Kanak; Lacoste; Levi's; Mango; Massimo Dutti; Nike; Pepe Jeans London; Pimkie; Pull & Bear; Springfield; Zara; and many more.

Metro Linea 1Metro stop: Sant Andreu

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Heron City

Heroncity is a great shopping centre, not only because of its Outlet Shops, but also because in the first place Heron City is an entertainment centre. Besides the stores you find many other facilities and activities like a fitness centre with an inside swimming pool, a mega cinema, a bowling alley and much more. But if you go for shopping and you want to know more about it click here.

Metro Linea 1Metro stop: Fabra i Puig

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Les Glories

Shopping mall "Les glories" is located next to the famous Torre Agbar - the big blue phallus figure rising out from the Barcelona sky line. The Glories shopping cente is not so big as Heron City and La Maquinista, but that makes the shopping experience here more comfortable. As in most shopping centres, also les Glories has an important cinema and various bars and restaurants.

Some of the stores you will find here are: Boston; C&A; Coronel Tapiocca; Etxart & Panno; Levi's Store; Pepe Jeans; Pull & Bear; Zara; PC City; Carrefour; Natur House.

Metro Linea 1Metro stop: Glories

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