Barri Gotic Specialty Shops, Barcelona

It would be a pity to leave Barcelona without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. The specialty shops are most popular with tourists. Take this two-hour tour to explore the Barri Gòtic (the Gothic quarter) best specialty shops!
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Guide Name: Barri Gotic Specialty Shops
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: Daniel
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Escriba

1) Escriba

To be in Barcelona and not to try local sweets is a crime(!), for the city boasts a long history of chocolate- and pastry-making. The latter, in particular, is overseen by the Gremi de Pastisseria de Barcelona who actively promote the use of base products in the making of pastries in an artisanal fashion. The flagship of Barcelona's traditional chocolate manufacture – Escriba – is one of the most famous sweet makers in Spain; three of its outlets in Barcelona are located at: La Rambla de les Flors 83; La Gran via 546; and Ronda litoral 42.
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La Boqueria market

2) La Boqueria market

What to buy here: Catalan Gourmet Sauces.

The Mediterranean culture of quality food and fresh ingredients is abundant in Barcelona. Catalonia produces many sauces designed to be eaten with fresh vegetables, fish and meats. Romesco is one of Catalonia’s best known gourmet products, made from roasted peppers, sun-dried tomato, almonds and garlic. Delicatessens all over Barcelona sell this sauce and its variations which are produced for eating Calçots, the Catalan variety of Green Onion which is grilled over coal or wood and then served with the sauce. Xato a close variant is designed to eat with an anchovy and cod salad or even the famous Catalan dish Xatonada, a typical dish of the Costa de Garraf close to Barcelona. Prices vary depending on the make and origin but usually range from 3 to 8€.

Barcelona’s gourmet hub and chef hangout La Boqueria market, opening times 8am to 8pm, on La Rambla 91 sells and gives advice on the best way to cook with these incredible sauces.
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Molsa—Nou i Vell

3) Molsa—Nou i Vell

What to buy here: Modernist inspired ceramics. Ceramics from Barcelona are well known across the world. Brightly colored, hand painted and inspired by the modernist movement led by the famous architect Antonio Gaudi. The Gothic district is a maze of small streets which house many small workshops and showrooms with ceramic plates, bowels and the famous Gaudi Lizard. All these shops are within walking distance of each other and are all situated in the city’s old town, selling items inspired by such famous Catalan artists as Dali and Picasso. Molsa—Nou i Vell on Plaça Sant Josep Oriol 1 is a ceramics institution in Barcelona, known for quality ceramics at affordable prices.

There is even a pottery school – Eltorn on Calle Clot 43 which holds classes for aspiring ceramic makers on a once week intensive basis and on week-ends as part of a team building exercises for groups
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Sombrerería Obach

4) Sombrerería Obach

Hats of every shape and color are available at this shop. Here you can find berets, panamas, straw hats and even a classic sombrero.

What to buy here: The Barretina simply meaning “cap” is a bag like woolen hat that usually comes in red or purple. It has a history going back to 1789. After the French revolution, it was worn as a symbol of the Republic, the hat was later revitalized by Salvador Dali who wore it on his travels around the world, today on the national holidays of Catalonia it is not rare to see people wearing the hat in the streets. Prices begin from 30€ depending on the make and the quality. The emblematic hat shop: Sombrerería Obach Carrer del Call, 2 in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, opened in 1924 Open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 1:30pm and from 4:00pm-8:00pm Saturday from 4:30pm-8:00pm, sells the traditional version of the hat and can also be fitted to size.
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La Manual Alpargatera

5) La Manual Alpargatera

What to buy here: Catalan Leather Shoes.

Barcelona has a long tradition of leather shoe making dating back 2 centuries. The Espadrille shoe is an ecological light shoe made with natural materials: vegetable fiber, hemp, jute and esparto for the sole with cotton or linen for the instep. Shoe design and overall look can vary and often uses canvas for extra protection. The Espadrille footwear is currently in fashion in the city.

Located in the gothic district Calle Avinyó 7, is the well known La Manual Alpargatera, the shoes in this store are made in a traditional artisan method to give comfort during the long hot summer months.

Opening times: Monday - Friday 09:30 to 13:30 & 16:30 to 20:00; Saturday 10:00 to 13:30 & 16:30 to 20:00
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Papirum

6) Papirum

Papirum is a store located on 2 Libreteria street, Barri Gothic district, that offers a broad variety of stationery products: books bound in leather, hand-painted paper, parchment, writing paper and accessories. There is everything for writing you can possibly imagine and even more. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 10:00-20:30, Saturday 10:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:30.

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