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Pharmacies in Barcelona

Written by Thompson Crowley

After spending some time in Spain, you’ll soon see that the locals really value their time off work. Most businesses take a long siesta break between 2pm and 5pm every day and on Sundays, many don’t open at all. But, thankfully this doesn’t extend to the healthcare sector. Pharmacies are in abundance in every town and city, with many of them being open 7 days a week. You can’t buy most medicines in supermarkets in Spain, like you can in many other countries, so the pharmacies are a lifeline for many people experiencing illness.

Here are some of the most important pharmacies in Barcelona.

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Farmacia Central

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Photo by Army Medicine via Visualhunt

Farmacia Central is located just outside the Gothic quarter. They have a great team of staff, ready to advise you on any medical problem that you might have. Besides the local languages,they speak English, French, German and Arab. They stock a huge variety of medicines and are open every day from 8.30 a.m. to 21.30 p.m.


Farmàcia Coliseum

Farmàcia Coliseum is located very close to Plaça Catalonia. They also stock a wide range of medicines, as well as specializing in homeopathy and alternative therapies. This pharmacy is open from 9am to 10pm every day.

Address: Carrer de Balmes, 18.

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Farmàcia Nadal

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Photo by puroticorico via Visualhunt

Farmàcia Nadal is located at the top of La Rambla. It is one of the oldest Pharmacies in Barcelona and still retains some of the original decor. It has a good amount of stock, as well as an attentive group of staff. It is open every day from 9AM to 10PM.


Farmàcia La Pedrera

Farmàcia La Pedrera is one of the few 24-hour pharmacies in Barcelona. It is situated right in front of Gaudi’s Casa Milà. As well as stocking a wide variety of medicines, they pharmacy offers their own range of cosmetics, which are available on-line, as well as in-store.


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About the author

Thompson Crowley

Thompson is a musician from the U.K who fell in love with Barcelona. He is constantly discovering new things in the city, which he shares with the readers through his articles.

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