When it comes to shopping experiences in Europe, many people immediately thinks about the likes Paris or Milan. However, one of the most interesting and unique shopping experiences to be found in the old continent is waiting for visitors right at the heart of Spain, in Barcelona.
Barcelona sports an extraordinary mix of neighborhood, mainstream and brand name stores, most gathered around the heart of the city and which provide it with a very cosmopolitan atmosphere.
That considered, here is a list of some of the most representative shopping centers and stores in Barcelona.
Address: Diagonal Avenue, (Selva de Mar)
Diagonal Mar is one of the most recently built malls in Europe, sporting more than 250 stores representing the best brands in the world. This shopping center also boasts the best movie theaters in Spain, as well as areas specifically designed for children. The mall is also famous around the country for having a vast esplanade with breathtaking views of the sea.
Centre Comercial Maremagnum
Address: Moll Espanya, 5/6
The Maremagnum is a different kind of mall altogether. It sports not only many excellent restaurants and several brand name stores, but it also has a series of locales that focus entirely on entertainment. Thus, visitors to this mall will find a wide variety of shops, discos, bars and even an entire aquarium and, as if that were not enough, there is even a mini golf course at the rooftop of the mall.
Address: Diagonal Avenue, 208
The Barcelona Glories is the biggest and most popular shopping center in the whole Spanish city. It is home to more than 230 known shops, as well as to a multiplex cinema, and several bars and restaurants. This mall also has a vast parking lot, with more than 3,500 parking spaces available.
Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 79
This is by far the favorite local miscellaneous shop, offering everything from children’s clothes to even custom order furniture. Offers great convenience for people who don’t like to travel between different shopping places.
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 76
Dom is a terrific place for people who are looking for a gift or for some stylish decoration items, since Dom specializes in just that. The shop is abound with many items that offer a perfect mix of functionality and modern art and is a great place to buy an original souvenir.
Address: Avenue Diagonal, 609-615 Coronel Tapiocca is a traditional Spanish store that offers unique items specializing in adventure traveling. Their catalogue encompasses items that range from simple traveling clothes and shoes and mountain climbing equipment to even safari items. They also complement their offerings with some very informative books about all kinds of destinations.