Shopping in Barcelona: Here everyone will find it after Barcelona for many years considered the capital of pickpockets and car breakers, has the city on the occasion of the Olympic Games dressed up in 1992 is and is safer. PoSAT’ Guapa get still the motto, which is everywhere in the city is beautiful and the result can be seen. Barcelona is a Mediterranean city with blue charm, cosmopolitan and less hectic than Madrid. Live and let live is the motto and so Catalan and Chinese, Pakistanis and Africans the town share with millions of tourists. There are certainly a few Spaniards. Shopping in Barcelona: everyone according to his fancy can shop here.
For fashion victims, there is the luxury label with their flagship store on Passeig de Gracia, the major North-South axis, which runs from Placa Catalunya to the North. There are also chains such as Zara and H & M. Just off the Plaza Catalunya, you can find the Corte Ingles, the spanischste of all Department stores that are there but very Catalan in the Catalan capital. In the Triangle on the other side of the Plaza Catalunya there is a gigantic store of chain FNAC, anyone looking for German or English read feed, you will here find it. From Plaza Catalunya to the South, the shops are small and diverse. There is (almost) everything: you must looking shoes and books, art and young fashion, knife and doll houses, chocolates and letter paper, what one also wants to buy, just long enough, then you will find it! In the Gothic quarter, between Las Ramblas (the Boulevard to the port down) and via Laetana and further to the East many young designers have settled, to find small Cafes and restaurants, a few generations-old, others quite young, to jewelry stores and interior design, India fashion and souvenirs. The Raval in the West of the Ramblas is the District of immigrants: here there are shops selling China junk, kebab restaurants Pakistani supermarkets open virtually around the clock, and if one wants to Cook, internationally you can buy the ingredients. What we increasingly disappears, there’s in Barcelona: small specialty shops with out ordinary service.
A table leaf for a certain region of Mongolia? A special coffee roasting? The accessories for a magic trick? In Barcelona there for almost all of the appropriate store, you just need to know where you have to search. The markets are a special chapter. Even if the supermarkets in Barcelona are gaining ground (because the majority of younger women), go the Barcelonans still like to buy on the market. Each district has its market, the most famous and one of the most beautiful is the Mercat de Sant Josep on Las Ramblas, which call all of the Boqueria. Here you can fresh (and exotic) fruits and vegetables, but also fish and meats, ready-made salads and buy fruit juices. And when hunger overtakes a, small standing restaurants offer meals and rations of delicious seafood and other Catalan specialities. The entertainment is free there! Shopping in Barcelona an experience that you never miss! Christine Hortreiter