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Wine in La Ribera

Vila Viniteca

One of the best wine stores in Barcelona (and there are a few…), Vila Viniteca has been searching out the best local and imported wines since 1932. On a couple of November evenings it organises what has become an al…
Food in La Ribera

Casa Gispert

The wonderful, atmospheric and wood-fronted Casa Gispert has been toasting nuts and selling all manner of dried fruit since 1851. Pots and jars piled high on the shelves contain an unending variety of crunchy titbit…
Coffee in La Ribera

El Magnífico

All sorts of coffee has been roasted here since the early 20th century. The variety of coffee (and tea) available is remarkable – and the aromas hit you as you walk in. Across the road, the same people run the exqui…
Magic in La Ribera

El Rei de la Màgia

For more than 100 years, the owners have been keeping locals both astounded and amused. Should you decide to stay in Barcelona and make a living as a magician, this is the place to buy levitation brooms, glasses of …
Clothing in La Ribera

Loisaida

A sight in its own right, housed in the former coach house and stables for the Royal Mint, Loisaida (from the Spanglish for 'Lower East Side') is a deceptively large emporium of colourful, retro and somewhat preppy …
Fashion & Accessories in La Ribera

Custo Barcelona

The psychedelic decor and casual atmosphere lend this avant-garde Barcelona fashion store a youthful edge. Custo presents daring new women’s and men’s collections each year on the New York catwalks. The dazzling col…
Vintage in La Ribera

MI.vintage

Opened in 2017, this hip vintage store stocks a mix of secondhand and revamped clothes – treated, repaired, improved or, as the owner says, made 'street-ready'. Expect silk bomber jackets aplenty, colourful leather …
Food in La Ribera

Hofmann Pastisseria

With its painted wooden cabinets, this bite-sized gourmet patisserie, linked to the prestigious Hofmann cooking school, has an air of timelessness. Choose between jars of delicious jams, the renowned croissants (in …
Food in La Ribera

La Botifarreria

Say it with a sausage! Although this delightful deli sells all sorts of goodies, the mainstay is an astounding variety of handcrafted sausages – the botifarra. Not just the regular pork variety either – these sausag…
Food in La Ribera

Olisoliva

Inside the Mercat de Santa Caterina, this simple, glassed-in store is stacked with olive oils and vinegars from all over Spain. Taste some of the products before deciding. Some of the best olive oils come from south…