Shopping in Gay BARCELONA

Barcelona is one big shop window display, offering traditional and modern shops, which are part of its identity and uniqueness..

Barcelona Gay Shopping

From upmarket shopping in Mare Magnum (pictured) to the trendy boutiques of the Barrio Gothic, Barcelona’s shopping scene mixes the old with the new to create an eclectic experience.

Shopping times in Barcelona

Don’t be caught out by Spain’s shopping times. We suggest you get your shopping done either early or late at night. Also, head to the beach or Museums on Sundays!

Shopping in Barcelona is a delight. The Catalan capital has its own unique shops where you will find quality goods at competitive prices, as well as top international designer names. Barcelona’s world-renowned, 5-kilometre retail thoroughfare, the Barcelona Shopping Line, stretches from the Port Vell, the Raval, La Rambla, the Ribera, the Gothic Quarter, crosses the Plaça Catalunya, through the Eixample district and continues along the Avinguda de la Diagonal, where it ends. You can make your purchases in a whole host of shops as you walk through the city’s prettiest streets and neighbourhoods.

Bouqueria Markets

Head to markets such as Boqueria early in the morning for some of the finest food produce available in the city. Delicious fruits, confectionery and of course some Spanish Ham!

Traditional Spanish Stores

As you stroll from different parts of the city, you will find the type and style of shops changes. Carrer de Ferran (shown above) has some great traditional style Spanish Stores.

Markets, Chic stores and trendy design

Markets are an integral part of the Spanish shopping culture. You shouldn’t miss out on the Boqueria at the Ramblas which opens early in the morning.

Catalan Opening Times

When you want to go shopping in Barcelona you have to bear in mind that most shops are not open during lunchtime/siesta. In general, they’re opened during weekdays from 9-1.30 and from 5-8. On Sundays, most shops don’t open their doors in the afternoon.

Different Area, different shopping

There are various shopping areas. The most elegant shopping places can be traced at the Passeig de Gracia, the Rambla de Catalunya, Avingunda Diagonal and at the Eixample. For small boutiques and souvenirs, try Carrer Tuset.

A very popular place is the hip Santa Rosa de Copán. It has, besides many cafes and bars, over 100 stores that contribute to the lively character of the boulevard and make it into a popular place to visit. For those who have a rather chic taste, Sogo has an impressive number of design fashion (Dior, Sonia Rykiel, Prada etc). The last main shopping area in Barcelona is the Barri Gothic for trendy streetwear, secondhand clothes, interesting junk and antiques.

Our top 10 Shopping Experiences in BARCELONA

Our editors in Barcelona are constantly scanning the city streets for the very best shops, boutiques and markets! Here is their top 10!

Fantatik Barcelona

Fantastik

If you are looking to bring back something unique from your trip to Barcelona, check out Fantastik for original and unique ideas.

Fantastik features kitsch products from some of the strangest places on Earth. From Bulgaria to Senegal, your are destined to find something unique, if not altogether useless in this store. From toys to household items, the bizarre to the odd, make this the perfect place to find that elusive and unique gift.

Carrer de Joaquín Costa 62, +34 93 301 3068, fantastik.es. Open Mon-Thu 11am-2pm, 4pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm

Muebles RAM

Muebles RAM

You could spend hours searching through retro furniture and more in this homage to all things vintage.

This treasure trove of floor to ceiling full, furniture and deco store is a true inspiration. From retro lampshades to nostalgic electronic gizmos and everything inbetween, Meubles Ram is the go to place for film and theatre companies looking for authentic vintage products. Definitely worth a visit for those looking for a unique piece of home decor.

Carrer del Consell de Cent 547,+34 93 265 5780. Open from 8.30am

Papabubble

Papabubble

For those of you with a sweet touch, head to Papabubble in Barrio Gothic for your sugar-fix.

Papabubble, located in the heart of the Barrio Gothic is a template to all things sugary! Its like being in Willy Wonak’s sweet factory, so much so that the Barcelona born brand now boasts stores in the US and Asia.

Carrer Ample 28, +34 93 268 8625, papabubble.com. Open Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, 4pm- 8.30pm, Sat 10am-8.30pm

El Rey de la Màgia

El Rey de la Màgia

Bring back a little magic from Barcelona from this 130 year old conjurers delight.

This treasure trove of floor to ceiling full, furniture and deco store is a true inspiration. From retro lampshades to nostalgic electronic gizmos and everything inbetween, Meubles Ram is the go to place for film and theatre companies looking for authentic vintage products. Definitely worth a visit for those looking for a unique piece of home decor.

Carrer del Consell de Cent 547,+34 93 265 5780. Open from 8.30am

Colmado Quilez

Colmado Quilez

Colmado Quilez offers a taste of luxury in Barcelona from unique foodstuffs to a vast array of wines and spirits.

Open since 1906, this authentic delicatessen will transport you back to a time when stores were unique and fun places to visit. From Caviar to Foie Gras to an extensive wine and whiskey collection, bring back an authentic taste of Barcelona luxury.

Rambla de Catalunya 63, +34 93 215 8785, Open Mon-Fri 9am-2pm, 4.30pm-8.30pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Objeto de Deseo

Objeto de Deseo

Objeto de Deseo is the perfect place to visit for that unique piece of sculpture or artwork to decorate your home.

This stunning gallery is located in the hear of Eixample, Barcelona’s de-facto gay district. The store offers decorative and contemporary objets d’art, something unique for your home and a treasured memory of your visit to Barcelona.

Carrer de Balmes 237, +34 93 415 7282, objetodedeseo.es. Open Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, 4pm-8.30pm

La Comercial

La Comercial

La Comercial in Barcelona’s trendy Born district is a fashionista’s dream come true, featuring local and international designer brands.

Open since 1906, this authentic delicatessen will transport you back to a time when stores were unique and fun places to visit. From Caviar to Foie Gras to an extensive wine and whiskey collection, bring back an authentic taste of Barcelona luxury.

Rambla de Catalunya 63, +34 93 215 8785, Open Mon-Fri 9am-2pm, 4.30pm-8.30pm, Sat 9am-2pm

The Outpost

The Outpost

La Comercial in Barcelona’s trendy Born district is a fashionista’s dream come true, featuring local and international designer brands.

La Comercial is a collection of unique and exclusive stores located in El Born, a neighborhood in the heart of Barcelona. For over eleven years, these shops, which are separated by a pedestrian street, offer a wide selection of international labels, accessories, and fragrances.

Carrer del Rec 52, +34 93 319 3463, Men: Carrer del Rec 73 and 77, +34 93 319 2435, lacomercial.info. Open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm

Baluard

Baluard

Baluard bakery at the beachfront Barcelonetta offers artesan bread and delicious pastries throughout the day, all freshly baked on premises.

Nestled in the middle of the Barceloneta neighborhood is Baluard an award winning bakery that is packed with locals and tourists. Expect a queue during peak hours, right down the street.We recommend you try the “baguet baluard” or a bag of buttery croissants.

Carrer Baluard, 38 -40 baixos; 34-93-221-1208; baluardbarceloneta.com

Demasié

Demasié

Demasié is a template to all things chocolate offering traditional handmade confectionery

This family-run chocolate boutique has been in the same family for more than 150 years. All of the chocolates are handmade and range from oversized truffles to more than 20 different bars. Expect queues during peak hours.

Calle Princesa, 28 (34-93) 269-1180 demasie.es

Es Collection – Flagship Store

Es Collection – Flagship Store

ES Collection is one of Spain’s most recognised gay fashion brands.

Es Collection has become one of the world’s No 1 gay fashion brands. Their flagship store is located in the heart of Gaixample, right next to the Axel Hotel. The store features their entire range of shoes, athletic wear, swimwear and more, together with some of the hottest staff you are likely to meet in the city!

Consell de Cent 263 (Next to Axel Hotel)

Recommended Hotels in Barcelona

We recommend that you stay in the Eixample area where possible. Its close to everything – all the gay bars and clubs and the city’s main attractions.

Hotel Cram
Stylish- Perfect Location

Hotel Cram

Right in the heart of the gay district with rooftop pool, great service and a warm welcome every time.

H10 Metropolitan
Great chill out pool

2 minutes’ walk from Paseo de Gracia Avenue, with its boutique and designer fashion stores.

Hotel Palace GL
Old World Charm

Hotel Palace Barcelona

Hotels like this are rare in the city. Opulence abounds! Great location close to all of the bars and clubs.

Catalonia Plaza
Great Vlaue for money

Catalonia Plaza

Perfect location right in the heart of the city with sun terrace and spa. Books out often so grab a deal now!

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