Barcelona has become one of the main destinations in Europe for going shopping. Its wide variety of commercial areas and shops makes it one of the preferred holiday destinations by tourists. And Barcelona will not deceive you. In the Catalan capital you can find from prestigious international brands to hundred-year-old shops, including different franchises or the most modern, sophisticated and original boutiques.
Besides, one of the best things about shopping in Barcelona is that it allows you to discover the artistic charms of its most emblematic modernist buildings. Barcelona is full of art and modernism in all its nooks; you just need to raise your head to contemplate its stunning facades.
If you decide to visit Barcelona for going shopping you must go to the Barcelona shopping line, a 5-km tour that goes through the main commercial areas of the capital and that allows you to practise tourism to discover the city. The tour starts in the Port Vell and it goes through areas like La Rambla, the Raval, the Ribera, Cataluña square, the Gothic neighbourhood, the Eixample, Paseo de Gracia and it finishes in the famous Diagonal avenue.
The Barcelona shopping line is divided in different areas. One of them includes the Port Vell, the Rambla, the Raval and La Ribera. Here you will find from the most traditional shops to the most modern boutiques. You will also find the most important commercial areas, like the Maremagnum shopping centre or the emblematic La Boquería market.
Another of the areas the Barcelona shopping line goes through is the Gothic neighbourhood, up to Cataluña square. In these streets you will find more than a thousand establishments together with the most popular franchises. In Cataluña square you will find El Triangle shopping centre, with all type of shops.
In the area of the Borne neighbourhood we find some of the most modern and original shops in Barcelona. Either you want to buy something or not, the area is worth a visit due to the cosmopolitan style that characterises the city.
In the Eixample you will find renowned hundred-year-old shops in Barcelona together with other more modern establishments. Finally, you will discover the area from Pedralbes, up to the Diagonal Avenue. This route is divided into two parts, the first of which goes from the Paseo de Gracia up to Francesc Macià square. Here you will find the most important luxury brands and some representative modernist buildings, like La Pedrera or Casa Batlló. Near them we find some of the best shopping centres of the area, like L’Illa Diagonal, Pedralbes Centre or El Corte Inglés.