The Christmas season has already begun by switching on the Christmas lights throughout Barcelona on November 21. The city is lit up in Christmas lights and a wonderful atmosphere. This is the perfect spot to go for some Christmas shopping. And which city could offer more Christmas shopping possibilities than Barcelona does?
We prepared a list and an overview to make it easier for you. Go for it and spend your money! 🙂
The Shopping Night Barcelona, 2012
Right in time for the Christmas season, Barcelona surprises you with the 5th edition of the TSNB – The Shopping Night Barcelona. On December 4, most of the shops, stores as well as bars and restaurants on Passeig de Gracia will be open til late, from 8pm to 1am. Don't miss this nice opportunity to go for a Shopping trip at night!
What do you think about historic shopping in Barcelona? There are several places where history meets modern designer shops and boutiques. In the following we present you some very interesting places.
There is no area in Barcelona which is that vibrant and authentic as the district El Raval. Here you can find besides some very strange looking people also designer boutiquets and nice restaurants. We recommend you Carrer de Taller where you will find several vintage shops.
Walking along the most famous shopping street of Barcelona, you will meet tourists as well as local people. On this street, you will find everything the heart desires. But remember that this street is always crowded. So, if you are looking for a cosy shopping trip you should choose another spot.
In this area, there are souvenir shops for tourists as well as designer shops and boutiques. Besides that, you will find multiple places for a break like restaurants or cafes and in between times you can enter one of the churches to rest awhile.
Fira de Santa Llúcia, Barcelona
This area is getting more and more popular especially at night. There are a lot of cafes, bars and restaurants in this district. And you won't find any shop twice. There are a lot of small shops selling handmade products such as clothes and acessoires. If you are looking for a unique souvenir, go for it!
What could be a better place to go for some Christmas shopping than a Christmas market. As every year, the biggest Christmas market in Barcelona takes place in front of the cathedrale in Barri Gòtic. The market called Fira de Santa Llúcia starts on November 28. Go for a romantic shopping trip under the starry sky!
In December, it might be possible that the weather isn't that nice. On a rainy and cold day, Barcelona still offers several shopping centers where you can go shopping without freezing and getting wet.
In the city center at Plaza Catalunya, you will find El Triangle – a big shopping center with multiple shops, boutiques as well as cafes and restaurants. At the harbour, there is Maremagnum, another nice shopping center with sea view. And if you are looking for something unusual which you can not find anywhere, go to El Corte Inglés. There you can find everything you are looking for!
Did we convince you that there is no better place on Earth to go for Christmas shopping than Barcelona? Book your trip to the city, and spend your money!
You haven't find an apartment yet? Do not worry, Habitat Apartments offers several nice places to stay. Have a look at the beautiful Paseo de Gracia A apartment below. It is directly located on the major shopping avenue of Barcelona and offers an amazing view of Casa Battló on the other side of the street.
Paseo de Gracia A apartment, living area
© image The shopping night Barcelona: Palau Robert. Generalitat de Catalunya (flickr)
© image Fira de Santa Llúcia: Valerie Hinojosa (flickr)
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