Barcelona -  Main Shopping Zone and Commercial Centers in Barcelona


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Main shopping Zone

The main shopping area of Barcelona is around Cataluņa square :

Portal de l'Angel

portal del angel bcnFrom Plaza de Cataluņa, cross the street (south, towards the sea) and you are in Portal de l'Angel pedestrian street (parallel to la Rambla). This is the main shopping area of Barcelona. From this street ,there are smaller streets going in all directions, full of shops. Among the shops are international fashions brands like Zara, Pull & Bear, Springfield, Cortefiel etc.
How to get there : Metro station : Cataluņa or Liceu
See the place on the Map at the top of the page (look for the blue square).
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

La Rambla

la rambla bcnLa Rambla itself has mainly souvenirs shops, but there are some fashion brands at the top of the avenue, close to plaza de Cataluņa.
How to get there : Metro station : Cataluņa or Liceu
See the place on the Map at the top of the page.
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

Plaza de Cataluņa itself

plaza catalunya bcnThe huge department store "El Corte Ingles" is in the square. There are 3 Corte Ingles in the area: two are in the square itself and the third one in Portal de l'Angel pedestrian street (more sportive this one).
At the main Corte Ingles you can do these (except shopping):
  1. Take great photos of Cataluņa square from the top floor (9 floor)
  2. Go to the toilet at the 9 floor
  3. Buy a local SIM for your smartphone, at the seventh floor (electronic department)
  4. corte ingles bcnGet a free map of Barcelona at the Information, on the ground floor
  5. Buy food at the Supermarket at the basement floor.
Also in the square : Big Apple store and a Fnac.
Fnac is a cool store with music, books, cameras and computer related stuff. It has French origins and the chain is all over Europe.
How to get there : Metro station : Cataluņa
See the place on the Map at the top of the page.
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

Raval - The top part

raval bcnThe top part of the Raval (near plaza de Cataluņa) has small shops with more specialized items like hard rock clothes and guitares (in Taller street, for example).
How to get there : Metro station : Cataluņa
See the place on the Map at the top of the page (yellow shape on the map)
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

Paseo de Gracia and Rambla de Cataluņa

paseo de gracia bcnAbove plaza de Cataluņa there are two parallel streets going up till the Diagonal avenue, these streets are full of shops :
  1. Paseo de Gracia - a busy large avenue.
  2. Rambla de Cataluņa - a pedestrian avenue (don't get confused, this is not the main, famous Rambla of Barcelona, which is bellow Cataluņa square)
In these avenues you will find also many exclusive shops.
How to get there : Metro station : Cataluņa or Paseo de Gracia or Diagonal
See the place on the Map at the top of the page.
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

Commercial Centers (Malls) in Barcelona

Maremagnum

maremagnum mall bcnA nice, medium size, mall in Port Vell.
This is a touristic area so you will arrive here anyway. Not many big shops, but there are some international brands like H&M, Desigual and more. No supermarket.
How to get there : Metro station : Drassanes (green line).
See the place on the Map at the top of the page.
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

Las Arenas

las arenas mall bcnA beautiful, medium size mall. This place was once a Toro stadium. You should visit this place anyway, as a tourist attraction. There is a Fnac at this mall and small shops. Small supermarket. You can get on the roof and see the area above plaza de Espaņa and Montjuic hill.
How to get there : Metro station : Espaņa
See the place on the Map at the top of the page.
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

Diagonal Mar

diagonal mar mall bcnA big regular mall with 3 floors. Huge supermarket Alcampo, Fnac, Mediamarkt. This is a zone with offices so people are coming for lunch at around 14:00.
Relatively close to Barcelona center (with the metro) and a good place for shopping quietly.
How to get there : Metro station : El Maresme-Fōrum (yellow line).
See the place on the Map at the top of the page.
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

La Maquinista

la maquinista mall bcnHuge, nice and pleasant commercial center, partly open to the sky. Here you will find all the big fashion chains and you will have plenty of space to move. There is a Fnac, Apple store, big supermarket and more.
How to get there : It's not in the center but also not far with the metro, but you'll have to walk 15 minutes from the metro exit to arrive to this mall.
Metro station : Sant Andreu (red line).
See the place on the Map at the top of the page.
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

L'Illa Diagonal

illa mall bcnMedium size mall, in a zone with offices. Fnac, Decathlon (big sport department store), small supermarket, big food court at the underground level.
How to get there : Metro station : Maria Cristina (green line).
See the place on the Map at the top of the page.
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

Glories

glories mall bcnMedium size mall, partly open sky. Offices area. Not many big shops and less interesting for shopping, but it has a big supermarket Carrefour. The Agbar tour in form of a huge missile is outside (145 meters).
How to get there : Metro station : Glories (red line).
See the place on the Map at the top of the page.
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

Gran Via 2

gran via 2 mall bcnIt feels like the suburbs here, the place is in the direction to the airport.
The mall is nice and it has a Carrefour supermarket and a Decathlon sport store.
How to get there :  Metro station : Europa Fira , just 3 stations from Plaza de Espaņa (Metro line L8).
See the place on the Map at the top of the page.
See a Metro Map of Barcelona.

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