Lonely Planet review
For the ultimate discount fashion overdose, head out of town for some outlet shopping at La Roca Village. Here, a village has been given over to consumer madness. At a long line of Spanish and international fashion boutiques you’ll find clothes, shoes, accessories and designer homewares at (they claim) up to 60% off normal retail prices.
To get here, follow the AP-7 tollway north from Barcelona, take exit 12 (marked Cardedeu) and follow the signs for 'Centre Comercial'. The Sagalés bus company organises shuttles from Plaça de Catalunya (€10.80 return if bought online 24hrs in advance, 40 minutes, 12 a day from Monday to Saturday). Alternatively, take a slower bus of the same company from Fabra i Puig metro station (€4 each way, four departures Monday to Friday, three in August) or a rodalies train to Granollers and pick up the shuttle (Monday to Friday only) or a taxi there.