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Christmas Shopping in Barcelona

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Written by Paula

Part of the Christmas experience in most countries in the world is to shop for gifts. Barcelona is an excellent city for shopping, with a variety of markets, streets, neighborhoods and shopping centers where you will find everything you need.

ShBarcelona tells you more on where to go Christmas shopping.

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Where to do your Christmas shopping

Christmas markets

In the end of November or the beginning of December, a variety of Christmas markets start being assembled.

At these markets, you can buy hand-made items, Christmas decorations, clothes, Christmas sweets and more.

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The most famous Christmas markets in Barcelona are:

  • Fira de Santa Llúcia, at Plaça Nova, right by Catedral de Barcelona in the area of Gotic
  • Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Família, at the garden located in front of the church in the neighbourhood of Sagrada Familia
  • Feria de Reyes de la Gran Vía de Barcelona, all along Gran Via de Les Cortes Catalanes

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Shopping centers

If you are the type of person who prefers to find everything you need under the same roof, then you might want to pay a visit to one of Barcelona’s many shopping centers.

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The main ones are:

Related article: Christmas Activities For Kids In Barcelona

Las Ramblas

The center of touristic activity, Las Ramblas, offers not only entertainment in the form of art and street performers but also an array of stores where you can find clothing, sports gear, books, jewelry and much more.

This is a great area to buy souvenirs since there are souvenir shops every few meters.

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Portal de l’Àngel

Portal de l’Àngel is a large pedestrian Avenue in the district of Ciutat Vella and a very popular location for shopping. There you can find stores that sell items at affordable prices like Pull and Bear, H&M, Mango, Zara, Bershka, Shana, Stradivarius, and Blanco.

There is also El Corte Inglès, a huge department store, where you can find anything from purses and perfumes to computers and sound systems.

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Passeig de Gràcia

Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Bvlgari, Guess, Diesel, Valentino, Prada, Stella McCartney.

If you are in the mood for high fashion, make your first stop at Passeig de Gràcia, one of the most famous and most expensive streets in Barcelona.

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There is also a mini-mall called Boulevard Rosa where you can find shoe stores, kids clothing stores, interior design stores, jewelry stores and much more.

The little streets

Though the most famous stores are located in the center of the city, all next to each other, it pays off to explore certain neighbourhoods like El Raval, El Gòtic, and the area known as El Born, which are full of unique stores, some of them with handcrafted items and one of a kind productions.

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These are the places where you can find truly original Christmas gifts for your loved ones.  

Where do you like to go shopping for Christmas presents when you are in Barcelona?
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About the author


Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

1 Comment

  • On December 15th we open the doors at the 137° Artistic Studio in Poblenou to present our latest artwork for sale. You will find unique ceramic and porcelain pieces that make a perfect gift for your loved ones. Join us for a traditional glass of Glühwein, beautiful art, good company and more Christmas surprises!

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