Barcelona

Barcelona Travel Guide

What to Expect: Located partly on a peninsula near the old-but-still-working harbor in the traditional fisherman’s quarter of town, this three-quarter-mile-long family- and tourist-friendly beach was once a funky, working-class area with to-die-for seafood restaurants.

Style-conscious men can find shoes, handbags, and accessories from labels like Jil Sander, Balenciaga, and Comme des Garçons at this guy-centric shop.

The Gothic cloister is one of the city's most tranquil spots.

Located on the Ramblas, Casas Internacional is one of Barcelona’s most popular vendors of designer footwear. The store’s inventory is mostly Italian and includes styles for both men and women.

This 14th-century stone palace houses the minimalist dresses and suits of Barcelona designer Julie Sohn (think Jil Sander with an Asian twist), and narrowly cut men's wear from Danish haberdashers Sand, as well as travel bags from France's sleek Lexon. Don't miss the courtyard café.

Dubbed the “Spanish Armani,” Galician designer Adolfo Dominguez tailors ready-to-wear suits for both men and women. Constructed in brown, khaki, and orange earth tones, the designer uses sustainable practices and organic materials.

A biannual literature festival that looks at Spanish-language art, film, poetry, and books.

Following the success of their popular El Born boutique, designers Custodio and David Dalmau opened a second shop in the Barri Gòtic, which carries their flamboyant men's and women's lines.

The stand is full of cotton napkins of all colors and sizes.

CCCB's most glamorous event, this electronic music and art festival draws more than 80,000 people each June - rave-happy twentysomethings and classical-music lovers alike.

Located near the University of Barcelona, this Eixample corner boutique sits on a stretch of retailers that caters to the young and stylish.

Pick up the sweet-savory pan-con-tomate bonbons from Willy Wonka–like pâtissier Carles Mampel.

Gaudí's architectural works are scattered throughout the city. A highlight is this church, his unfinished symphony of modernist high notes.

The word naftalina translates to naphthalene, the active ingredient in mothballs. The name seems almost unfitting of this store in the Grácia neighborhood. The trendy retailer stands out from the surrounding shops with its selection of handmade, designer women’s clothing.

A well-curated collection of products for tots—playful floral-print suitcases; custom furniture—are hand-picked by French émigrée Murielle Bressan.