Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city with a huge number of stores for all audiences. Cheap and expensive shops, prestige or simple and different qualities can be found in different neighbourhoods, streets and malls, to the delight of all those who love to shop.

One of the best times to go shopping is just when the sales Barcelona 2011 take off. The Barcelona sales in July are the perfect opportunity to renew your wardrobe for the upcoming summer holidays.

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Tourists shopping in the streets of Barcelona. Photo by Gabriela Angulo

Options for discount shopping in Barcelona

There are many options for shopping take off in Barcelona. The most prestigious shopping streets are the Paseo de Gracia, the Rambla Catalunya and Avenida Diagonal (especially the section located between the Paseo de Gracia and Plaza G Francesc Macià) where you can find the most famous national and international brands. Inside Ciutat Vella you will find many streets with interesting shops, as well as several most popular department stores like Spanish as Zara, Bershka, Stradivarius, Pull & Bear, Mango, Desigual, Blanco and many more and of course their international competitions such as H&M, Benetton , C&A, etc. There are also many shopping malls in the city and some interesting outlets.

Main shopping streets in Barcelona

  • Paseo de Gracia
  • Rambla de Catalunya
  • Diagonal Avenue, between Paseo de Gracia and L’Illa Diagonal mall
  • Calle Ferran, Gothic Quarter
  • Avinyon Street, one of the main shopping streets in the Gothic Quarter
  • Carrer Pelayo, between Plaza Universitat and Plaza Catalunya
  • Las Ramblas.

The shopping streets are the true heart of shopping in Barcelona. If you are interested in taking advantage of summer sales in Barcelona, we recommend to look for accommodation in or around the centre of Barcelona . To this end, we propose some options on Barcelona apartments, such as apartments in Las Ramblas in Barcelona and apartments in the Gothic Quarter. Also, so you can save the up, we give you a 5% discount for rental apartments in Barcelona if you make your booking at the Desig Barcelona website and enter the following promotional code: 4dd28b962a970.

(Discount valid to bookings made ??before August 31, 2011, provided that the stay will be completed before September 30, 2011).

Tip: Download our guide about ¨Things To Do in Barcelona¨ in which you’ll find a shopping guide.

Major shopping centers in Barcelona

  • Shopping Center La Maquinista (Passeig Potosí 2): For us one of the most comprehensive shopping centers in Barcelona. Its disadvantage is that it is quite far from the city center, but it is a shopper’s paradise, in fact, the shopping center La Maquinista has the only Apple Store of Barcelona.
  • Centro Comercial L’Illa Diagonal (Avenida Diagonal 557): Located on the edge of the district Les Corts, this pleasing mall has a wide range of shops and also good options for restoration. Perfect for a shopping day.
  • Mall Arenas de Barcelona: Located just off the Plaza España and the Montjuïc exhibition centre the Fira de Barcelona, this is the newest shopping center of Barcelona and is an interesting place because it is situated in the former premises of bull fights.
  • Maremagnum Mall (Moll d’Espanya 5): Located on the Rambla del Mar, is the only shopping center in Barcelona that opens on Sundays and public holidays.
  • Diagonal Mar Shopping Center (Avenida Diagonal 3).
  • Glories Commercial Centre. (Avenida Diagonal 208)
  • Commercial Center Gran Via II. (Gran Via de les Corts Catalans 75)
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Shopping Centre L'Illa Diagonal. Photo by marimbajlamesa via flickr

Department stores

  • You cannot miss the Spanish iconic department store, El Corte Ingles, which offer many quality brands, food, clothing, accessories, footwear, electrical appliances, electronics, household goods, liquor, pharmaceutical, leather, perfume, souvenirs, books and more. There are three large stores of El Corte Ingles Barcelona, located at: 1) Plaza Catalunya 14, 2) Avenida Diagonal 617and 3) Plaza Francesc Macia 471-473.
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El Corte Inglés at Plaza Catalunya. Photo by paularps via Flickr

Barcelona Outlets

  • Desigual (Diputació Calle 323)
  • Mango (Calle Girona 37)
  • Skunfunk (Ronda de Sant Pere 31)
  • Center Commercial Heron City, the only outlet shopping center in Barcelona city, located Calle Rio de Janeiro 42 metro station Fabra i Puig, L1 red line)
  • Between the street Calle Girona and Calle Casp you will find several other outlets shops worth visiting in any season.

Sales Calendar 2011

  • The Barcelona Summer sales start on July 1 and will end on August 31.
  • The sales in the 2011/2012 winter season in Barcelona will begin in January 2012, just after the Epiphany.

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