True shopping enthusiasts can't wait to discover the best spots to find unique items and fantastic buys whenever they go on vacation to a new place, and you surely won't be disappointed with the fabulous shopping opportunities that can be found throughout incredible Barcelona, Spain. Of course, you can expect to see unique vendors throughout the city, and these are just a few of the most popular shopping spots that you'll definitely want to visit during your stay.
1. La Boqueria Market
Foodies rejoice when they see this fabulous food market that is located near La Rambla. Dozens of food vendors gather at once, and you'll love the wonderful smells and the bustling environment as restaurant owners make deals for fresh ingredients, children run around excitedly and everyone nibbles on their favorite treats. You'll find all sorts of wonderful foods that include fresh-baked breads and pastries, decadent homemade sweets, fish that have just been plucked from the ocean and the freshest fruits and vegetables.
2. Creu Coberta Shopping
Considered the longest shopping street in all of Europe, it holds many wonderful shopping opportunities that begin in Placa Espanya. Just take a stroll down the street, and you'll discover great local foods and unique items at the Hostafrancs Market, a bullfighting arena that has been turned into a fabulous mall, a home-decor store, a furniture store and much more. Have lunch at one of the great restaurants that are scattered throughout the area, and your afternoon can be spent in search of the perfect gifts to take back home.
3. Encants Barcelona
This amazing flea market actually dates all the way back to the 14th century, and it can be found in the Sant Marti district of the city. Some 300 open-air stalls populate the flea market, and the entire thing is covered with an unusual mirrored roof. If you can't find what you want here, then it probably can't be found anywhere because the selection is wide and varied. Popular items include all kinds of handmade goods, collectibles, gorgeous clothing and accessories and many vintage items. There's also a tapas bar and a traditional restaurant onsite for the enjoyment of shoppers.
Located in the central area of the Eixample district, shoppers will find an innovative array of shops. This Barcelona neighborhood prides itself on being open and all-inclusive, and you'll find many shops that cater to the LGBT community. Absolutely everyone is welcome with open arms.
5. Diagonal Mar Shopping Center
This exceptional mall is located in the district of Sant Marti, and shoppers will enjoy more than 200 incredible shops that offer the top brands in fashion, entertainment, home and lifestyle. You can spend the entire day shopping, and you may want to enjoy the excellent selection of restaurants that offer cuisine from around the world, the 17 movie theaters or the bowling arena in between discovering awesome buys.
6. Vom FASS Barcelona
This specialty shop is a big hit among visitors, and it can be found in the lovely neighborhood of Gracia. Those who visit this shop will find a wonderful selection of 30 of the most exceptional oils in the world, and these may be used in culinary endeavors or for health and beauty. More than 20 varieties of vinegar are also available, and many of these were produced under the label of Waldburg Balsam, which is a leading brand in the culinary world. Perhaps the most popular section of the shop is the liquor corner that contains more than 50 alcoholic options. Many of these are very unique, and there are some tasty fruit liquors, brandies and a large assortment of whiskeys. Shoppers are invited to sample any item that they are interested in, and you can take home your purchases in bottles that are available in many shapes and sizes.
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