The Barcelona Official Store, or Botega is the store for Futbol Club Barcelona football team. There are about five of them around the city with the most prominent and well known one being located right in the center of the city at the top of Plaza Catalunya.
The shop is there to sell the team’s official memorabilia. They have everything that you could imagine a shop which supports a team would have. They sell footballs, jerseys, headbands, bandanas and flags. However, they also sell things like watches, towels and all sorts of other non-football related items. When if comes to supporting the best team in the world though, this doesn’t really matter.
Visitors come from far and wide to get a piece of the team they love. It’s actually gotten to the point where the shop has become a tourist attraction in and of itself. When the team dos well, you better believe that the Barcelona Official Store does very well. Something that we always need to remember is that only official FCB dealers have the real gear.
There are many places around the city which deal in imitation Team Barcelona items. When holding and official and an imitation jersey together for example, it’s clear to see the flaws in the imitation. Paints are used instead of embroidery, logos are missing or in the wrong place and often the fabric is made out of a very shoddy material.
What’s worse is that some of these imitation dealers are cheeky enough to try to sell these items at the same price as that of the gear in the official shop. Every year unsuspecting tourists fall ill to this, most of them never knowing until their new jersey starts falling apart at the seams.
To avoid this, people should either go to one of the official shop physical premises to buy their Barcelona gear or they should get the gear online. The team sells the Barcelona team gear on an official webpage which can be found here: http://shop.fcbarcelona.com/
Many visitors come to get a Lionel Messi jersey and they look for weekly rentals in Barcelona. Staying short term lets Barcelona fans come for a short period of time and find Barcelona apartments for rent without spending much cash like they would at a hotel. Finding short term rental Barcelona apartments can often be taxing but it becomes worth it when you’ve saved more money to spend in the official store.
For short term rent Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world, especially in summertime. If you do decide to get a rental, make sure to get in there and watch your favorite team win, as they always do!