One of the attractiveness of the city is
without a doubt in the moment " to throw
of card" or "to scratch us the pocket."
BCN is undoubtedly one of Spains' most cosmopolitan
of cities, renowned for design and innovation
with superb shopping for clothes, shoes, leather,
furniture, art and much more.
The Market of the Boquería
is a wonderful food market, bursting with
colour and life not to mention the most tempting
of fresh local produce.
Store timetables : 10.00-14.00 / 16.30-20.00
Times may vary by a half hour or less and
the all day timetable is becoming more popular
in the commercial centre and department stores.
Some stores close on Saturdays afternoons.
El Corte Inglés, many clothing and
music stores open on the first Sunday of the
month.The Fnac opens up every Sunday, however,
all these laws are being revised.
Many of the best stores are located In the
axis of the Rambla - Passeig of Gràcia-Avinguda
Diagonal, the Triangle, in the Plaça
of Catalunya, that of L'Lilla, in the
Diagonal, 557, and the Maremàgnum,
in the Moll of Espanya, in the Port Vell.
There are different mercadillos and markets
on different days of the week and areas of
The Plaça Nova has antiques on Thursdays,
the first and third Friday of month in the
Plaça of the Pi there is a cheese,
sweets and honey market. In Plaça Reial
on Sunday mornings is the philatelic market
of stamps and currencies, also on Sundays
near thela Sagreda Familia Sacred is an artisans
Els Encants Vells, is a traditional
second hand market open on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday and on non festival Saturdays in
the area of the Plaça of Les Glòries
Catalanes, from 9.00 to 16.00
For the best bargains, it is better to get
Turisme of BCN offers a service to
facilitate and make more accessible shopping
in the city.
The Barcelona Shopping City is a program
specialized for shopping in the city, mainly
in the Shopping Line, the axis from Port Vell
to the high part of the Av. Diagonal, where
there is the highest concentration of stores,
both international and traditional Catalan
This program is designed for those travelling
to the city for professional reasons and for
leisure, it includes a portfolio with a guide
of the Shopping Line and stores that accept
the Visitor Card.
Card Visitor Buyer Discounts
This card is available at a wide number
of the stores and can be identified by the
logo of Barcelona City of Purchases.
To see the list of the stores that accept
the card, visit the page of Turisme of BCN:
Look for the symbol Europe Tax-Free Shopping
in any shop for purchases over 90 euro. You
can and you should request a Tax-return, Tax
Added Value (IVA) of 16%, included in the
Before leaving the European Union (articles
should be exported in a term of 3 months),
the customs of Barcelona in the airport should
confirm the purchase and seal Tax-Free, with
this, the client can go by the office of the
External Bank of Spain in the airport and
make effective her cheque in the chosen currency.
BCN The store of Turisme of BCN
For all visitors, beautiful objects and gifts
inspired by the city, filled with the style
and design that characterizes Barcelona.
We hope soon to be able to offer information
on our favorite stores.