You can spend a lot of time just looking at the items at this shop windows. There is anything you can imagine on delicatessen foods, wines and liqours. The place itself deserve a visit, being a "Modernista" shop, built on 1908, and they will rings up your purchases on a 100-year-old brass National cash register!
The main shopping streets in the old part of the city are Carrer S. Clara, Carrer Nou and La Rambla de la Libertat, all three very close to one another. You won't find big commercial shopping centres and only a few big chains like Benetton, Massimo Dutti, ... The other shops are mainly independents. There are some nice shoes, clothes and handbags for sale.
Girona is a fantastic place for shopping. You can find the same things than in Barcelona (unless you you are looking for very specific items or the really top brands) but with less hassle.
At the old part of the city you can't miss the Rambla de la Libertat, and nearby streets Carrer Nou and Carrer de Santa Clara. Many idependent shops and boutiques, and some brands as massimo Dutti or Mango. As well accesories, handbags and shoes shops. Great places to change or update your look!!
They describe this shop as "Medieval sensations". Located inside a medieval palace, it's worth to have a look if just for its beauty. It may be the perfect place to find some unique souvenirs or gifts: maps and facsimiles, ancient music CDs, miniatures, enamel works, monastic pastries and other delicatessen...
There are many shops to choose from in Girona. It is modern enough to have almost any store you can think of, but with a very medieval setting. There are great stores that sell some local wines and cheeses and even some local handicrafts.
This lovely shop is located in the beautiful centre if Girona. According to my wife and daughter - our self-proclaimed experienced shopping experts - you can better shop in Girona than in Barcelona! This shop stood out: beautiful clothes, jewelry, gifts and art works. Two lovely ladies from Poland - actually, one was from Gdansk - showed us their fine, often hand made and some times self made, products.
What to buy: Everything, not only a very expensive jewelry shop but there was a very good inexpensive toy shop too!
see also: http://www.enart.net
nou taller de vidre is an amazing creative space dedicated to local crafts specialising in glass making. A beautiful designed gallery and shop that on my next visit to Girona I knew I would have to come and pay a visit. It was certainly worth it!!!
Girona is a magical and culturally rich place, a joy to spend time in especially after the busy experience of Barcelona. Everything in nou taller de vidre is individually made by local artists creating original, unique pieces from contemporary jewelery, glassware, and glass pictures to a selection of textile items too. You even have the opportunity to see the two artists at work, melting the crystal glass with the torch,which is amazing to see.
What to pay: The shop offers a wide range very reasonably priced gifts. Depending on your budget you have the option of either spending 10 euros on a pair of handmade, crystal glass earrings or buying a unique piece of glass artwork such as a sculpture, a centrepiece for a table or a wall hanging, which would cost in the hundreds.
Just a curiosity:
Do you know that Girona is the city with more shops per inhabitant of Catalonia? and even of Spain?
From local handcraft to the latest fashion...
Just walk around and find your stuff!
The shop is big and you can buy taxfree things here if you shall travel to a non.European community country. Otherwise you find good deals on alcohol and parfume and many other items to buy. The stuff was very pleasant here and helped a lot.
We went there because of the local craft beers, but there is also all kinds of local foods and everything deliciuos. Mainly from Catalynua, but not only.
What to buy: Craft beers ;) Vegetables looked good also, but we didn´t make food, we ate "out" every night.
What to pay: Beers are from 2 to 4 euros, most 2,50e witch isn´t a lot from craft beer, handmade.
What to buy: Santa Clara is a narrow street on the "other" bank of the river Onyar. It is full of small shops where everybody can find something for himself.