Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most stylish cities in the world in all aspects. So it is not surprising the mushrooming antique shops, art galleries, and fashion boutiques in the city. Shopping in Barcelona is an experience that you will never forget.
Because of the relatively low cost of living in Spain, shopping in the city tends to offer outstanding value for your money. This is especially true regarding purchases in the annual sales that follow the main fashion seasons. This happens from the middle of January to February and from July to August.
The best areas for shopping in Barcelona are in and around the streets off the upper part of the Ramblas. You can also find them in the Eixample, in the area around the Placa fr Catalunya, along streets (like c/de Balmes, c/Muntaner, Avenida Diagonal and Via Augusta), and along Passeig de Gracia and further north.
Except large department stores, most markets and shops in the city open Monday to Saturday. They close between 11:30am to 4:30pm, staying open until 10pm, or even later.