Shopping Walk, Barcelona

Set among the world's prime cultural destinations, Barcelona is en route to becoming one of Europe's top shopping spots as well. Fashionable designer stores are filling the streets of Barcelona with each new day, from well known international brands to local start ups. Barcelona is also an excellent gourmet destination, offering plenty of goodies to try on the spot or take home with you. Take this tour and explore the city's main shopping zones.
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Shopping Walk Map

Guide Name: Shopping Walk
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: clare
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La Rambla

1) La Rambla (must see)

La Rambla is full of luxurious shops as well as moneyed customers. There are numerous bookshops, flower stalls, footwear and other stores here. You will find the prices a little bit higher than in any other shopping area due to La Rambla's popularity.

Tip:
You have to walk on Las Rambla to get to the famous La Boqueria market, which has tons of places to eat and many great options. However, if you want excellent food at half the price and to be able to actually sit and enjoy your meal, go to Mercado de Santa Caterina, which is a 10min walk from La Boqueria.
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Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol

2) Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol

Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol is an art shopping street that is full of handicraft and design shops. What makes it so special is that the street is often visited by musicians, artists and fortune-tellers. Don't miss the chance to visit this local craft market.
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Portal de l’Àngel

3) Portal de l’Àngel

Portal de l'Àngel is a pedestrian street in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona by Plaça Catalunya, and part of the large shopping area that spans from Avinguda Diagonal to Barri Gòtic. It's one of the city's most visited streets and is always crowded with tourists at any time of the year. It's also worth of noting Portal de l'Àngel is one of Barcelona's most expensive areas. There is a large El Corte Inglés department store in this street, just opposite to a building that has a giant thermometer in its façade. It's also home to other international shopping brands, such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, and Benetton.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Plaça de Catalunya

4) Plaça de Catalunya (must see)

Plaça de Catalunya – centerpiece of Barcelona's commercial crossroads – is packed with shopping opportunities. Department stores, fashion boutiques and cosmetics shops are all here, so if you're in for some retail therapy, this is the place to go. Some of the city's major avenues (e.g. Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla, etc.) meet here as well. The spacious 50,000 square meter plaza is also known for its fountains and statues, attracting flocks of tourists and pigeons in their thousands. Knocking down the medieval city walls in the 19th century gave way to the ambitious designs of public spaces conceived under the guidance of notable urban planners. Plaça Catalunya, in particular, was conceived as part of pla Rovira in 1859, but it wasn't until 1888 (year of the Universal Exposition) that the municipal government gave official permission for the construction. The square underwent its first round of “urbanized” development in 1902 and then was further modified in 1929, on the occasion of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, seeing the construction of a metro station by architect Francisco Nebot.

Why You Should Visit:
Central meeting point in Barcelona and definitely a landmark to get to other places within the city.

Tip:
Go to the nearby El Corte Ingles store rooftop cafe and get a seat by the window. The view over the square is amazing.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Bulevard dels Antiquaris

5) Bulevard dels Antiquaris

Bulevard dels Antiquaris is lined with over 70 antique shops. Those who are interested in buying something really old and rare should visit this place. Jewelery, crystal and beautiful porcelain dolls are only a part of all the antiques that can be found here. Bulevard dels Antiquaris is open all year from 10:00 to 20:30.
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Passeig de Gràcia

6) Passeig de Gràcia

Passeig de Gràcia is both one of the major avenues in Barcelona and also one of its most important shopping and business areas, containing several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture. It is located in the central part of Eixample, stretching from Plaça Catalunya to Carrer Gran de Gràcia. Formerly known as Camí de Jesús ("Jesus Road"), it used to be little more than a quasi-rural lane surrounded by gardens joining Barcelona and Gràcia (then still a separate town), until the first urbanisation project in 1821 devised by the liberal city council, and led by Ramon Plana.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Avinguda Diagonal

7) Avinguda Diagonal

Avinguda Diagonal is an extensive shopping area with large department stores, malls and designer boutiques. There are also some specialty shops selling arts, crafts and plenty of great gifts.

Walking Tours in Barcelona, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Creating your own self-guided walk in Barcelona is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Ciutat Vella Nightlife

Ciutat Vella Nightlife

It is safe to say that Barcelona is one of those cities that never sleeps. Whatever kind of nightlife entertainment you may think of – a classy music joint or a swanky club to have a drink in and more – you will find it all in Barcelona. This walking tour takes you to some of the best discos and bars in the Ciutat Vella district.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Religious Sights Walking Tour

Religious Sights Walking Tour

Barcelona is rightfully regarded as one of the world's key religious destinations. The number of churches, cathedrals and chapels worth visiting in the Catalan capital is enormous. This three-hour tour will show you to some of them.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Museums Tour

Museums Tour

Barcelona abounds in museums with rich expositions that are both informative and entertaining. The city's 55 museums cover a plethora of subjects, from art to history to architecture to science to sports to war. Take this tour to get familiar with the most acclaimed museums, galleries and scientific centers of Barcelona.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Gracia/Eixample Nightlife

Gracia/Eixample Nightlife

One thing that is clear about Barcelona is that this city doesn't sleep. Here you will find every kind of night club you might be looking for, from classy jazz to modern euro-techno. This walking tour is the perfect opportunity to visit the best discos and bars in the Gracia and Eixample districts of Barcelona.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Barri Gotic Walking Tour

Barri Gotic Walking Tour

The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona seems like a cut above the rest. It boasts a number of famous buildings, cathedrals and monuments. The area has many peaceful squares where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. Take this tour to travel back in time and discover all the secrets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
La Rambla Walking Tour

La Rambla Walking Tour

La Rambla is the street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. Seemingly endless, it is filled with cultural and historic landmarks, as well as shops and cafes. The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said about La Rambla, "The only street in the world which I wish never ended." Take this tour to explore the most famous sites on La Rambla, Barcelona.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km

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