Shopping is of course really part of a holiday. So you can buy nice items from local shops or just score a bargain from one of the famous Spanish brands.

And with this, you also have very nice items as a souvenir of your holiday.

Do you also enjoy shopping and are you going on holiday to Barcelona? Well, lucky you! Then you will have a lot of shopping for fun here.

In Barcelona, you make the expression shop till you drop true.

But keep in mind your budget in this bustling city, because the temptation in Barcelona is very large with the extensive shopping offer.

Barcelona has become one of the shopping Valhalla’s in Europe and, unlike Paris or London, is also relatively cheap.

Curious about where to go during your visit to Barcelona? Then be sure to read this ultimate shopping guide for this vibrant city.

Shopping Streets – Best shopping in Barcelona

If you are seeking the best places to shop in Barcelona, then those detailed below are the most popular.

They are used for shopping in Barcelona, both for tourists and residents of the area…

This beautiful city is renowned not only for its history and stunning architecture but also for its shopping that is popular all over the world.

Passeig de Gràcia

Passeig de Gràcia

Passeig de Gràcia is truly the chic shopping street of Barcelona with brands like Chanel, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Bvlgari, Guess, Diesel, Valentino, Prada, and Stella McCartney.

It is one of the most famous and most expensive streets in Barcelona.

But even if this exceeds your budget, it is a nice street to just stroll through and look out for all those beautiful fashion items.

You will also find La Casa Batlló and La Casa Milà, beautiful houses designed by Gaudi, and other impressive modernist buildings.

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas is the tourist centre, in addition to many street artists and artists, you will also find many shops with clothing, sports items, jewellery, books and much more.

Since it is a place for tourists, you can also buy souvenirs here very well. You will encounter a souvenir shop here every few meters.

Las Ramblas is not recommended for real shopping, prices are often relatively high and the range is limited.

The old city

An alternative to the big brands and international shops can be found in the narrow streets of the old town. You will find countless small shops with new labels and designers.

You will also find real traditional shops with delicious food and beautiful antiques. It is a very nice place to stroll through.

Barrí Gotic

In the Gotic neighbourhood, you will find a wonderful mix of culture and shopping: you will find small bookshops, many antique shops and the most trendy fashion designers here.

You will also find Carrer d’Avinyò here, this is a street in the Gotic neighbourhood with many shops.

Do you like dresses? Then Carrer d’Avinyò is the place to be for you. You will find many shops with the most beautiful, special and funny dresses.

Portal de l’Àngel

This is a very popular shopping street, which is only accessible to pedestrians.

Here you will find the well-known chain stores with very affordable prices such as Pull and Bear, H&M, Mango, Zara, Bershka, Shana, Stradivarius, and Blanco.

You will also find El Corte Inglès, a huge department store where you can find anything and everything: from perfume, clothing to electronics.

From the cafe on the top floor, you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the square.

El Raval Barcelona

El Raval is known for its music stores, thrift shops, small boutiques, and alternative clothing stores.

This district has a very international population, which in turn contributes to the interesting mix of foreign supermarkets and shops. All this gives El Raval a multicultural vibe that is worth a visit.

El Raval may be known as a less safe and somewhat more obscure area in Barcelona, but thanks to the opening of the Museum of Modern Art in this area, the bohemian and artistic scene has come to life here, something you will see in the stores.

Carrer de la Portaferrissa 

This shopping street is located between Las Ramblas and Avinguda Portal de l’Àngel, so you can combine these 3 shopping areas very well.

Carrer de la Portaferrissa is a street where you will find several shoe and clothing stores. This is an area that is known for the many original items.

This makes this shopping street ideal for buying nice gifts and souvenirs. You can find crazy items here, which makes sure that you can have fun here for hours.

Opening hours

In Barcelona, shops are normally open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Closing times vary, some stores close at around 8:30 PM, while others close at 11:00 PM.

So you already notice that the shops are open until a lot later than what we are used to in the Netherlands.

The smaller shops often still have a siesta in the afternoon and therefore close from 14: 00-16: 30.

It is therefore advisable to go shopping earlier in the morning or late in the afternoon so that you can be sure that everything is open.

All stores are allowed to be open 11 Sundays a year. However, many shops on Las Ramblas are open daily, including Sundays.


In recent years, Barcelona has become more famous for its outlet stores. These are stores that specialize in the sale of discounted products.

Barcelona, therefore, has several fashion-worthy outlet stores. They are either individual outlet brand stores or outlet department stores that bring together multiple brands.

la Roca village Barcelona

Some of the most important outlet stores are a bit further away. A good example of this is La Roca Village, which is located on the outskirts of Barcelona.

So you have to travel a bit longer for this, but it is worth it. You can get really good bargains here for items that have been discounted due to stock renewal and the arrival of a new season.

There are two major sales in Barcelona: the winter sale and the summer sale. Comparable to what we are used to in the Netherlands. The winter sale starts in mid-January and ends in late February.

The summer sale starts mid-July and ends in late August. Just like in the Netherlands, the level of discounts during the sale increases as time goes on.

Barcelona Outlet

In recent years, Barcelona has become more famous for its outlet stores. These are stores that specialize in the sale of discounted products.

Barcelona, therefore, has several fashion-worthy outlet stores.

They are either individual outlet brand stores or outlet department stores that bring together multiple brands.


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