10 Best Shops in Barcelona
Artesanía Catalunya • Barri Gòtic
Unique, locally made gifts, from thimbles resembling Gaudi’s chimneys and Salvador Dali-inspired sculpture to jewelry, wooden toys, scarves, paintings, and more.
Map • +34 934 67 46 60
Sala Parés • Barri Gòtic
Barcelona’s oldest art gallery doubles as a shop selling many works from Catalan artists such as Magí Puig, Xavier Rodés, and Núria Guinovart. Also paintings from Spanish artists further afield.
Map • +34 933 18 70 20
Lurdes Bergada • Eixample
Lurdes Bergada has been designing affordable, offbeat men’s and women’s fashions made from natural fibers since 1978. She now works in partnership with her son and has several outlets in Barcelona alone.
Altaïr • Eixample
Vast travel bookstore with an excellent selection of guidebooks (mostly in Spanish, but also English and other languages) that span the world, as well as maps, travel literature, and more. There’s a good café downstairs.
Map • +34 933 42 71 71
La Manual Alpargatera • Barri Gòtic
A local institution for decades, this footwear store has been selling hand-made espadrilles (rope-soled canvas shoes) since 1941. Salvador Dali famously bought a pair here.
Map • +34 933 01 01 72
Dr. Bloom • Eixample
Barcelona fashion label that releases a new collection of colorful, bold dresses, tops, skirts, and other women’s streetwear every month. Also a range of wallet-friendly accessories such as purses made of leather and natural fibers. Several branches around the city.
Art Escudellers • Barri Gòtic
One of several gift shop branches in Barcelona that sell both functional and decorative handmade ceramics, some with Modernista designs, as well as candelabra, metal and glass sculptures, tiles, and colorful homewares.
Map • +34 934 12 68 01
FC Botiga • Eixample
This is the official Barcelona FC football club merchandise store, with several branches around the city, including in Barri Gòtic and Eixample. Get your Lionel Messi jerseys, footballs, signed photos of the team, and other memorabilia here.
Map • +34 932 69 57 93
La Capell • Barri Gòtic
Inside the Collegi de Arquitectes, this terrific gift shop sells original gadgets, educational toys, original Barcelona-themed jewelry, and books on architecture and art.
Map • +34 932 24 39 32
Custo Barcelona • La Ribera
Cutting-edge Barcelona threads for men and women. Come here for jackets, pants, dresses, and more. Two more stores around the city.
Map • +34 932 68 78 93
5 Best Barcelona Food & Flea Markets
Mercat de la Boquería • El Raval
Barcelona’s most famous produce market – meat stalls with dangling legs of jamón and displays filled with botifarra (Catalan sausage) and chorizos, seafood stalls with heaped razor clams and shrimp, olive stalls offering dozens of different kinds of olives, and fresh juice stalls. The tapas stalls that fringe the main market area make an excellent stop for a snack and a drink.
Map • +34 933 18 25 84
Mercat de Santa Caterina • La Ribera
Produce market housed inside an architecturally-striking Modernist building with undulating roof. Come here for all your charcuterie, olive oil, and fresh produce needs; there are also a couple of good cafes here.
Map • +34 933 19 57 40
Mercat de Sant Antoni • Sant Antoni
This large market has over 230 vendors, with numerous fresh produce stalls inside, a Sunday book and trinket market on c/Urgell outside, and various food stalls.
Map • +34 934 26 35 21
Mercat del Ninot • Eixample
Modern steel and glass market with numerous fresh produce stalls. The food stalls get particularly busy with diners at lunchtime. Open all day Monday to Saturday.
Map • +34 933 23 49 09
Mercat Gòtic • Barri Gòtic
This flea market has been taking place in front of La Catedral every Thursday for over 40 years. Browse the stalls for antiques, decorative art, vintage cameras, silverware, coins, and more.