Villains, superheroes, antagonists and sidekicks. The worlds of Sci-Fi and Fantasy are filled with excitement and adventure, where imagination knows no boundaries. Some of the stories, characters and realities are so compelling, we feel like becoming a part of them. In Barcelona, there are several fantastic stores where you can find the most creative board and role-playing games, tons and tons of comic books, amazing replicas, costumes and all the memorabilia you can imagine!
Here are some of our favorites.
Close to Arc de Triomf, you will find a Fantasy/Sci-Fi memorabilia store by the name of Fantasy. Here you can find an assortment of replicas from movies and TV shows like The Simpsons and Dragon Ball, a couple of games, plush toys and a variety of accesories, like Katniss’ mocking jay pin from The Hunger Games saga.
Address: Passeig de Sant Joan, 1
Working hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm.
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Norma Comics is possibly the most amazing store in Barcelona. Harry Potter wands, Star Trek Costumes, Chewbacca flashlights, Lord of the Rings replicas… Norma Comics has it all! Feel giddy and childlike when setting foot inside this wonderful place, where you will find books and memorabilia of every Fantasy and Sci-Fi movie and TV show you know. Comic book fans will marvel at the rich selection offered by the store, while Manga Fans will rush downstairs for a visit to a floor dedicated to this style.
Address: Passeig de Sant Joan, 9
Working hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Kaburi Rol & Games
Kaburi Rol & Games offers exactly what the name says: a variety of board games, card games, and role-playing games. There are also a couple of t-shirts and miniature figures that can be bought here, but one of the store’s coolest features is that it has its own game room, where people of all ages come together to play. There is a wall filled with games anyone can borrow for an afternoon playing session with friends. To borrow a game and play, the store asks you to purchase something at their cafe, like a snack or a drink, which is a pretty fair trade for some good hours of fun.
Address: Passeig de Sant Joan, 11
Working hours: From Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, and then from 4 pm to 8:30 pm. On Saturdays, the store is open from 10:30 am to 9 pm.
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Not far from Passeig de Sant Joan, you will find Freaks, a store that focuses mainly on selling comic books, but where you will also be able to find some DVDs and merchandise. In the comic books department, you will find names such as Daniel Clowes, Jim Woodring, Jeffrey Brown, and Charles Burns. In the books department, you will find books on makeup, zombie guides, Japanese performing arts, and logos. If you are looking for something cool to watch, Freaks can hook you up with DVDs of the tv show V, the Sin City movies, tattooing shows, and more. If you prefer to invest in some memorabilia, you will find a variety of Funko dolls such as Dracula, Frankenstein, Werewolf, and the Creature of the Black Lagoon.
Address: Carrer d’Alí Bei, 10
Working hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Libreria Gigamesh has an amazing variety of books and comic books for visitors to choose from, carrying the most important names in the Sci-Fi and Fantasy world such as George R. R. Martin, Frederic Brown, Jack Vance, Tim Powers, and Harry Harrison. They have some memorabilia on display, though reading materials are their strong suit. Gigamesh is manned by people with a great sense of humor, which is evident when you click on “Librería” and click on the arrows on the map, which allow you to actually go into the store and find some amusing characters shopping, such as Deadpool, a Stormtrooper, Darth Vader wearing a casual T-shirt, and a bunch of Guy Fawkes just chilling around the store.
Address: Carrer Bailèn, 8
Working hours: From Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8:30 pm.
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