Category Archives: Shopping in Barcelona

Barcelona’s Top Destination – La Roca Village

ShareEver wondered what the most visited tourist destination in Barcelona is? If you were to take a guess, you probably might say Las Ramblas, the Sagrada Familia, the Picasso Museum or perhaps the Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona. All … Continue reading

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Ice Barcelona – Skating in Plaça Catalunya

ShareFor the third year running now, Barcelona is currently enjoying its very own ice skating rink in Plaça Catalunya. Bringing merriment, and a touch of northern winters to sunnier climes, the ice rink was officially opened on Thursday the 21st … Continue reading

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Shopping Night Barcelona

ShareAll night bonanza “Shopping Night Barcelona” takes place on the 28th of November from 8pm to the following morning on Paseo de Gracia and the adjacent streets. So far 75 establishments have confirmed their participation, but it is predicted that … Continue reading

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Our top 5 Christmas activities in Barcelona

Share1) Christmas markets Barcelona hosts a number of excellent Christmas markets which are perfect for feeling festive and doing a little light shopping at. They tend not to offer the mulled wine, pretzels and wurst of traditional German markets. But, … Continue reading

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Apple store opening in Barcelona soon!

ShareGood news for us Apple fans here. Apple has announced that its new Barcelona store is to make its grand opening on July the 28th 2012. In preparation Apple has been contacting Catalan Apple users to announce that its new Barcelona … Continue reading

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La Manual Alpargatera – a Barcelona institution

ShareLa Manual Alpargatera is something of a Barcelona institution, it has been stocking handmade espadrilles since 1910. Located in Calle Avinyó in the heart of the old town, the shop has been visited by the likes of Michael Douglas, Jack … Continue reading

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Barcelona switches on the Christmas lights, LED style

ShareThis week the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, activated Barcelona’s Christmas lights in Plaça Catalunya. Thanks to LED technology, Barcelona is upping the ante while many cities cut back on their Christmas decorations. New LED technology means the city is … Continue reading

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Las Arenas opens in the former Plaça Espanya bullring

ShareAfter many years of planning and construction, the conversion of Barcelona’s 19th century bullring in Plaça Espanya has been completed, featuring commercial, gastronomic and leisure premises, with the original façade completely intact. The new mall ‘Las Arenas de Barcelona’ opens … Continue reading

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