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    Specialty Soap Store
    by windoweb
  • Portal del Angel (with Christmas' lights)
    Portal del Angel (with Christmas'...
    by Belsaita
  • grafitti in El Raval
    grafitti in El Raval
    by lilbunnygirl
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    SERVICE CENTER: AMERICAN VISITORS BUREAU S.A.

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    BOTTLESHIP.....SEE ENKHUIZEN PAGE

    It is not a shop, but I thought it wise to put this here in case you hesitate buying something heave, large or that has to be handled with care!!

    It is a Packing and Shipping Service
    Embalamos y enviamos Storage.

    What to buy: as I told you: here is nothing that can be bought, only can be send home.....

    What to pay: depends

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    Don't Remember?: Specialty Soap Store

    by windoweb Written Apr 25, 2010

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    Specialty Soap Store

    Las Ramblas is in the city center and there are many metros, which makes getting around the city very convenient. While cruising down the street you can find street performers, human statues, flower stands, outdoor eating and even pet stores, but be careful of pick-pockets and bag snatchers since this is a tourist filled area.

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    Barcelona, a shoppaholic's dream :)): Shopping around

    by Belsaita Updated Jul 23, 2009

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    Portal del Angel (with Christmas' lights)

    Some people here in VT recommend El Corte Inglés for shopping. Yes, it can be convenient as there are many around the city, and you can shop there (nearly) all you might need. But it's impersonal and more expensive than most other shopping places. The most I like of El Corte Ingles, and almost the only one reason I shop sometimes there is for its delicatessen's food section, and its especial deals, especially in household appliances (but you will probably not buy a fridge as a souvenir!! ;o))

    There are many shops on the streets around Portal del Angel , and down Carrer de Pelai to Ronda de Sant Antoni. As well along Rambla de Catalunya (parallel to Passeig de Gracia, not to be confused with Las Ramblas) and all streets nearby, and the central part of Avinguda Diagonal. You'll find there all known brands as Zara, Mango, etc... However, the prices would not be so cheap unless it's sale's time. You may have a look around carrer Girona and nearby streets for some brand's outlets.

    There are quite a few shopping centers scattered around the city (Glories, La Maquinista, Diagonal Mar, Gran Via 2... sure you can easily get their websites from Goggle). These may be handy if you want to "concentrate" your shopping. However, these all are characterless shopping malls like the ones you can find anywhere else.

    If you're a real top-brand's fashion-victim, you can try La Roca Village (out of Barcelona but there are buses going there). Is an artificial "village" with lots of outlet shops of top brands (so, not cheap stuff even at discounted prices). It's not my thing, but I know many people who rave about this place.

    I would better advise you to enjoy your stay at the city wandering around the areas of El Born / Ribera (for local designers' shops) and Gràcia (for more bohemian-style). At these neighborhoods you can combine shopping with resting in a cafe while people watching and even doing some cultural stuff.

    Enjoy your trip!

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    Combined Suggestions: Unusual/design jewelry

    by Belsaita Updated Oct 2, 2008

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    Many of us may like to buy a small piece of jewelry as souvenir when visiting new places. Or bringing something to the special ones... If you prefer wearing something "unique" yet affordable, here some suggestions:

    - Elisa Brunells (stunning, unique pieces from a local designer)

    (2 shops in town, in Gracia and El Born, see details at her website)

    I do have a ring from her that is the center of attention every time I wear it! :-)

    - Lovely pieces from a designer based in Formentera at Enric Majoral, shop at Consell de Cent, 308 (between Rambla de Cataunya - Pg. De Gràcia)

    - Or, even easier to find, as there are a few shop scattered around town, with great designs (local and foreign designers, but always small editions):
    Ona Joia

    The most central "Ona" will be the shop in El Bulevard Rosa, shop number 20 (small shopping centre near Passeig de Gracia metro station)

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    Combined Suggestions: Streets near Rambla

    by anaStepisnik Written Nov 9, 2006

    Rambla is great for shopping...there are a lot of nice markets, boutiques, department stores...
    Zara is great and I found a really cute little shop with souvenirs but I don't remember the name. Well there are plenty so I am sure you'll find something for you.

    What to buy: food, souvenirs, clothes, ...

    What to pay: depends on a shop

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    Combined Suggestions: closed on sundays!!!!

    by TheYoungs Written Oct 19, 2006

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    Most of the big department stores which we thought would be great to see are closed on sundays (as they are catholic) we only went for a weekend and on the saturday we did all the tourist things, big mistake, we could have done these on the sunday and spent saturday looking at the department stores. know for next time though!. However, most of the little shops down the alleys etc. are open and they do except a little bit of haggling.

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    Combined Suggestions: closed on sundays!!!!

    by TheYoungs Written Oct 19, 2006

    Most of the big department stores which we thought would be great to see are closed on sundays (as they are catholic) we only went for a weekend and on the saturday we did all the tourist things, big mistake, we could have done these on the sunday and spent saturday looking at the department stores. know for next time though!. However, most of the little shops down the alleys etc. are open and they do except a little bit of haggling.

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    Combined Suggestions: Passeig de Gracia

    by Maggies Written Sep 19, 2006

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    On Passeig de Gracia

    Passeig de Gracia is not only famous for its modenist architecture but also for shopping. There are both Spanish (Adolfo Dominguez) and world famous designer stores on both sides of the street. There are also many jewellery shops, Ona Joia (on the corner of Valencia street) sells great contemporary jewellery.

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    Shoe Paradise

    by Kristina1701 Updated Aug 1, 2005

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    I had always hated shopping for shoes as, for some reason, there aren't that many shoe shops in German cities compared to southern Europe and they all seem to offer more or less the same shoes anyway. In Barcelona, however, I discovered my passion for shopping for shoes *lol* Almost every second shop there seems to be a shoe shop and they all offer all kinds of different shoes. If you don't find any shoes in Barcelona, you won't find shoes nowhere *lol* ;-)
    The main shopping area is at Placa Catalunya where you'll find the Corte Inglés and in the Old Town, just a stone's throw away from Las Ramblas. I also liked the shopping along Passeig de Gràcia.

    What to pay: Clothes seemed to be cheaper than in Germany and even more so shoes.

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    Combined Suggestions: Shopping Down The Ramblas

    by Meadows11 Written Mar 4, 2005

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    The legendary Ramblas is a shopoholics paradise! There are shops and boutiques all the way up both sides of the road, and though the majority are either clothes or souvenir shops, if you look hard enough you will find anything and everything you want there. Even on a tight budget it is worth a browse, as the street houses some unique stores well worth seeing. There are also more local, and targeted shops on all the sidestreets leading off of the Ramblas, and at the top end there is a HUGE department store/ shopping mall whose name passes me by at the moment. Plenty to see here!

    What to buy: Barcelona offers the unique opportunity to find a wide selection on all those items you can never find. What ever it is you are after I'm sure you'll find it here if you look hard enough!

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    Aymara: Nice little gift shop

    by elainecox Written Sep 3, 2004

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    Bought loads of souvenirs in this great little shop-all of which were really lovely. It sold all kinds of things, from clothes to jewelery, and this lovely photo album, which is really big!
    It is easy enough to find and the staff were all really friendly. There were even fitting rooms so you could try on the clothes if you wanted-something we didnt see in any of the smaller clothes shops we went into, so we were impressed by this!

    What to buy: An assortment of lovely souvenirs, like the photo album in the picture, which is something really nice, plus you can then keep all of your holiday photos in there, so it will be extra special!

    What to pay: About €20, nothing was much more expensive than that in there.

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    Papirvm: More paper to buy!

    by zumodemango Updated Apr 20, 2004

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    it's is a small and cosy shop full of paper things. Many of them are made by hand. Different colors for diffirent purposes: envelops, paper, cards, diaries, notebooks, pencils....

    What to pay: It depends on what you buy but it's not expensive.

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    Combined Suggestions: Artsy Fun & Fashion in El Raval

    by lilbunnygirl Written Feb 15, 2004

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    The El Raval neighborhood is filled with interesting and offbeat shops of interest to those looking for music, artwork, and unique clothing and shoes. The neighborhood has a very laid-back, bohemian flair and it makes a fun walk-through even if you don't buy anything!

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    A WIDE DIVERSITY.....: SPECIAL SHOPPING TIPS.....

    by eden_teuling Written Apr 18, 2003

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    SHOPPING....

    Music: has traditionally been found at DISCOS Castello and more recently, at the Virgin Mega STORE.

    Finally, you will find all this but also electronics and much more at the new COMMERCIAL AND CULTURAL CENTRE of la FNAC (l'Illa Diagonal)

    Clothing and SHOES: Spanish casual and elegant clothing is amongst the best these days.
    Just take a look at how well dressed the locals are!!

    Hoes and especially boots come from the Baleatic Islands and Levant and are of good quality and really good value.

    What to buy: Beautiful Things: you will find the "souvenir stuff" in the little shops at the RAMBLAS.

    Also in these shops or at el Corte Ingles, the Barça's fans will find all kinds of things evoking the club.
    There is an interesting selection of beautiful objects related to Barcelona at the Tourist Information under Pl. de Catalunya.

    Of special interest are Catalan ceramics, traditional as well as trendy ones.
    These and other craft works are found at the temporary stands that you will find either down the Ramblas, Portal de l'Angel, Pl. del Pi, at the Cathedral or the Port Olimpic.

    Also check the small shops in the old town.

    What to pay: whatever you have to pay, please.......

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    ALL KINDS OF TIP FOR SHOPPING SPREES.....: TIPS PARA IR DE COMPRAS

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 18, 2003

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    SHOPPING AREAS.....

    BARCELONA has always been at the vanguard, as a City, and undoubtedly, is considere one of the World's design Capitals.

    No wonder then, that pioneer in the worldwide movement of midernisation and renewal of retailing, the City became a great SHOPPING-CITY in the last few years, with a very complete and competitive offer, very personal and original in lots of sectors.
    (Fashion, design-object, typical products etc.)

    To go shopping in Barcelona even if you don't buy a thing is a real pleasure for the lively crownd, the helpfulness and friendliness of the shopkeepers, for the shops themselves and for the easiness of a human-sized City where the shopping areas are easily identified, following the FAMOUS SHOPPING-LINE.

    Along the "LINE" the shopping areas are easy to define: C.Pelai and Rda. Universitat are quite popular.
    Down Pl. Catalunya, the maze of little streets of Portal de l'Angel, Porta Ferrissa and C.del Pi are full of little original and good balue shops.

    What to buy: More chic are Pg. de Gracia, Rbl. Catalunya and adjacent streets as well as Diagonal, from Pg. de Gracia to Pl. Francesc Macia and on, through l'Illa Diagonal up to El Corte Ingles.

    Of course you will make even better purchases during special periods, such as Christmas or...during the SALES (REBAJAS / REBAIXES in Catalan)

    What to pay: whatever you have to pay!!!!!

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