Barcelona's Most Innovative, Creative and Overall Best Christmas Shopping

Not only does Christmas in Barcelona provide for a wonderful ambiance and electric vibe, but it's also a great time to shop. There are plenty of deals, known as Rebaixes (discounts) all over the city and one of the best parts about shopping in Barcelona is that the stores will gift wrap your presents for you, on the spot, free of charge.

In addition to the department stores and specialty shops selling everything from gourmet chocolates, to select wines and high quality olives oils and foods, there is also a wide variety of outdoor markets strewn throughout the city. One of the most famous ones is located directly in front of the Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter. This market is open all month, from December 1st and is one of the best places to browse, stroll and buy Christmas trees. There are also excellent markets in Gracia and Poble Sec Neighborhoods as well as the Born. 

Since most locals don't start their days before 11am, if you want to shop when the stores are empty, be the first to show up at 9:30 or 10am. The heaviest crowds are later in the day, so if you're able to shop in the mornings, you'll be at quite an advantage. 

Passeig de Gracia


Louis Vuitton, Coco Chanel, Gucci amongst plenty of other classy names, line this famous street. This is the Champs-Elysees of Barcelona and coupled with its designer stores, wide sidewalks and outdoor terraces it's a magnet for both tourists...  Read More



There is no store like FNAC is you're looking for electronics and cutting edge technology. This is the best place for televisions, cameras, video cameras, laptops and ipads. FNAC is right across the way from the department store, Corte Ingles...  Read More



Barcelona's chicest walkway, full of designer shops, exclusive hotels and high-end restaurants even if you're not in the mood for buying it's worth browsing. This is a lively street with an air of elegance, yet still remains fairly...  Read More



Sleek and innovative this designer store has pretty much anything trendy you could possibly be seeking. Vincon features avant-garde, one-of-a kind furniture, state of the art kitchenware, crafted handbags, notebooks and outdoor accessories....  Read More



The largest wine selection in Barcelona can be found at Vila Viniteca. Not only is this a wine shop, but it's sister store across the street serves gourmet foods and specialty items including cheeses, cavier, meats, fish and pretty much any and...  Read More



A great place to buy elegant, simple and high quality clothing in Barcelona. COS is where the designers and those in the fashion industry go to gain inspiration for the coming season. This is a large store with plenty of options ranging from...  Read More

La Boqueria


Barcelona's most popular food market sees crowds of locals as well as tourists frequent it every day. Vendors offering tropical fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, cheese, herbs, spices and African food are all situated in the Boqueria....  Read More

Bimba & Lola


Chic, elegant and original, Bimba Y Lola's clothes, shoes, jewelry, hats and accessories are unique and rarely duplicated. Check out their newest store, which is a bit bigger, on Passeig de Gracia just around the corner from their older shop on...  Read More



The famous Nespresso shop on Passeig de Gracia is hard to miss. Plastered with pictures of George Clooney's face on the front door, the store is modernly decorated and equipped with the latest machines and newest flavours. And of course, you can...  Read More

Corte Ingles


If you don't know where to find it, Corte Ingles has the answer. Looking for makeup? Check out the main floor right when you walk in and you'll find rows upon rows of make up brands more than happy to provide you with free makeovers and samples....  Read More


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