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Shopping in Barcelona, Spain

David Cicconi Lobby, El Born's answer to Paris's Colette.

Photo: David Cicconi

From the high-end boutiques of Passeig de Gracia to hidden shops in the Barri Gòtic, here is an exhaustive guide to getting your shopping fix in the Catalan capital of Barcelona. Be forewarned, however, the locals take their four-hour naps seriously. L'Eixample is home to plenty of shops that actually stay open after 2 p.m. for shoppers not interested in a siesta.

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Destinations: Barcelona

Themes: Shopping

Inspired by: Best of Barcelona Shopping — by Lynn Yaeger, Published Sep. 2006

Hotels (1)

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    Hotel Omm

    With its clean lines and unpretentious look, Juli Capella’s Hotel Omm projects an incandescent warmth. The interiors, created by Sandra Tarruella a

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    Moo

    The ever-creative Roca brothers have made the Zen-like restaurant in the Hotel Omm a local favorite for haute Catalan cuisine (think, slow-cooked b

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Activities (18)

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    Mon Key Club

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    Plaça Reial

    The Plaça Reial, with its fading Neoclassical façades and Antoni Gaudí lampposts, is a lovely oasis, just a few steps from bustling La Rambla.

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    L'Eixample

    Urbanized after 1860, L'Eixample (the Expansion) is now the city's main shopping district and the world's top repository of Art Nouveau architectur

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    Casa Batlló

    Join the Gaudi gawkers in front of the architect's surreal Casa Batlló.

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    Born-Ribera

    What used to be the heart of the city (El Born) and the waterfront district (La Ribera) is now Born-Ribera, a haven for hip taverns, boisterous res

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    Barri Gòtic

    Ancient Roman walls and Gothic palaces frame the Barri Gòtic's pedestrian streets, which are filled with antiques stores and cafés - all surroundin

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    Zara

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

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    Vinçon

    Design aficionados will appreciate the two-storied Vinçon. It carries furniture and decorative objects for every room—except the bedroom; that's ar

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    Sare: Artesanías de Africa

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    La Manual Alpargatera

    Since opening in the early 1940's, this espadrilles emporium has sold a colorful variety of Catalonia's classic sandals - perfect for strolling cit

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    Majoral

    Working in metals such as brushed 18-karat gold and oxidized silver, jeweler Enric Majoral creates chic, versatile pieces that can be dressed both

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    Lobby

    The two-floor emporium of fabulousness in El Born sells everything from music to beauty products to clothing.




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    Heritage, Barcelona

    Originating as a collection of rare perfume bottles, this small shop now specializes in vintage couture garments and accessories dating from the 18

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    Custo Barcelona

    Following the success of their popular El Born boutique, designers Custodio and David Dalmau opened a second shop in the Barri Gòtic, which carries

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    Corium

    It’s all about interior design at this store in the Eixample neighborhood. Housed in a striking historical building, Corium sells all the essential

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