Barcelona's Best Clothing, Food and Local Shops near the Cruise Port

One of the best things about Barcelona is that the city is small enough that it never takes too long to get anywhere. So even if you're only in town for the day and are docked in the port, it's a quick stroll, taxi ride or metro to some of the city's best shopping. Whether you're looking for local goods, fresh foods at the market, designer clothes or high-street fashion, the city if full of amazing nooks and crannies where you can indulge yourself.

Close to the cruise port, is the bottom of La Rambla as well as the Raval, Poble Sec and Gothic Neighborhoods. There is also Maremagnum mall on the edge of Barceloneta neighborhood, which has plenty of great clothing stores including beach ware as well as formal ware. In addition to fashion, if you're in the mood for wine or food, there are perfect places to go, not far from the port. Vila Viniteca is a great stop for gourmet foods as well as wines from all over the world.

And if you need a pharmacy, not to worry, there are tons, embedded throughout the bars and restaurants on La Rambla as wel as the side streets.

For more eclectic shopping, delve into the Raval neighborhood and weave your way in and out of Rambla Del Raval. 



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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



You can't get any closer to the beach than Maremagnum. Not only does this smaller scale shopping mall have every type of store you'd want in a larger establishment, but it is also home to a 3D cinema and outdoor strip mall with fast food....  Read More



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Port Vell-old Town


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Paladar Vinoteca
Photo courtesy of Paladar


An elegant, boutique wine shop, smack in the city center, about 25 minutes from the port or a quick taxi ride, Paladar has a diverse and eclectic mix of Spanish as well as international wines. Check out their very cheap Catas (wine tastings)...  Read More


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