Shopping in Barcelona.
Imagine a city that invites you to enjoy a stroll; a city with a pleasant climate where you can wander at your leisure and take time to admire the architecture, museums, ith hidden corners... a city that will surprise you every step of the way wiht its shop windows, people, restaurants... They all add up to the best Barcelona has to offer. Welcome to Barcelona Shopping Line!
Barcelona is a showcase for international brands and the most prestigious designers. It is a unique city with a mild climate which makes it possible to stroll from shop to shop all year round. The Barcelona shopping experience is encapsulated by its main retail thoroughfare, the Shopping Line. It covers an area of 5 kilometres, stretching from the Diagonal to the harbour, via the Passeig de Gràcia, the old town and Las Ramblas. A walk along this major open-air retail thoroughfare makes it possible to enjoy artistic jewels, such as Art Nouveau buildings, and a wide array of restaurants and leisure attractions.
Barcelona's most attractive shopping thoroughfare is also its most exclusive. The Diagonal, the Passeig de Gràcia, the Rambla de Catalunya and the Portal de l'Àngel are a showcase for the world's leading fashion and accessory brands, designer shoes, fine jewellery and quality watches. Renowned brands such as Armani, Chanel, Gucci, Valentino, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuiton have chosen this centrally located area to set up their premises.
Ave. Diagonal: Barcelona's main business and shopping hub is located in this district and comprises two sections. The first stretches from the passeig de Gràcia to the plaça de Francesc Macià. The second covers the Illa Diagonal shopping complex, Pedralbes Centre and El Corte Inglés, which marks the end of the Barcelona Shopping Line.
Passeig de Gràcia: Barcelona's home-grown art nouveau style, known as modernisme, is showcased in one of the city's landmarks districts, which, today, forms a unique hub of business and commerce. The Boulevard Rosa, links the passeig de Gracia with the Rambla de Catalunya, is the most representative shopping centre in the area and a clear exponent of the retail offering of the Made in Barcelona brand.
Las Ramblas: These areas of Barcelona are stepped in history. the Maremagnum shopping and leisure complex stands on the waterfront, which also marks the beginning of La Rambla, the city's most popular and colourful boulevard which is flanked by the districts of El Raval, la Ribera and the Gothic Quarter, where culture coexists with Barcelona's most traditional and modern shops. Barnacentre, El Triangle and El Corte Inglés have given a major boost to the area as a major retail hub.