Let's go shopping in Barcelona
Barcelona is a shopper's dream especially around the holiday season. Take the metro to Passeig de Gracia and you will be in the heart of the action.
You can find all of the world famous brands here like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Hermes, Longchamp, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and many more.
Each shop looks beautiful from the outside, especially when they are all decorated up for Christmas. The store windows filled with beautiful scenery, showing off their latest fashions and wares.
Near one of the metro entrances on Passeig de Gracia (there are several) you can also enjoy seeing the Casa Batlló, continue strolling down the lane and you will run into La Pedrera another famous Gaudi building.
Head on over towards Plaza Catalunya and you'll find the large shopping mall that is called El Corte Ingles (The English Court). Inside you have eight different levels of pure shopping excitement. From perfumes and watches, as well as luxury clothing, you will have plenty to see and maybe even find something buy.
Across the street kitty corner, is one of the largest Apple stores i have seen. So if you are into gadgets and technology its a must to at least have a peek inside.
Another great reason to visit Barcelona, is for the fantastic selection of stores and merchandise. Shoes, purses, leather goods from Italy, Paris and other exotic places will keep your senses on overload.
Just remember to bring your credit card, because although the choices are great, the prices can also be high.
Shopping in Barcelona, another reason why Barcelona is Beautiful. We are waiting for you.
Shoppers Tip: It is normally best to pay for things in Euros when using a credit card, if you pay in your own currency they will usually tack on a conversion fee.
|Maremagnum Shopping Center|
Another nice place to shop is a nice size mall located at the end of La Rambla (the famous tourist walk here in Barcelona).
Walk all the way to the end of La Rambla you will see the large Monument and statue which pays tribute to Christopher Columbus first, a great stop for some pictures. It is a column that is 60 meters tall, it was erected in 1888. Cross the busy street carefully and walk towards the water.
Here you will find a big Marina with lots of beautiful boats, some of these boats near the edge of the pier will take you out for a cruise. The time and prices vary, but it’s a great idea to take a short cruise if the weather is nice.
Continue walking and cross the slightly narrow bridge, here there are usually migrants selling goods. Some of these tourist knickknacks can be purchased for 1 or 2 euros. If you do buy from one of them, remember to always offer them less than what they are asking for. They like to come up with a high price to start many times. Be sure to have small change, or exact change as well. Don't expect them to break large bills.
Continue across the bridge and you will see the large shopping mall to your left at the end of the pier. This is Maremagnum. It has 3 levels of shopping and some nice views of the Mediterranean sea as well.
They have 22 restaurants, beauty salons and a good variety of stores to choose from. You will find stores here like H & M, Mango, Claire's, Adidas, Pull & Bear, Pandora, Victoria's Secret and many more.
There is also a Starbucks that has a nice balcony, so you can enjoy a coffee with a beautiful view.
The closest metro stop is Drassanes L3 (yellow line), it is very close. You can also use Liceu, then you have to walk all the way to the end of La Rambla.
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