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Cosmetics in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Herboristeria del Rei

Once patronised by Queen Isabel II, this timeless corner store flogs all sorts of weird and wonderful herbs, spices and medicinal plants. It’s been doing so since 1823 and the decor has barely changed since the 1860…
Vintage in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

L’Arca

Step inside this enchanting shop for a glimpse of beautifully crafted apparel from the past, including 18th-century embroidered silk vests, elaborate silk kimonos, and wedding dresses and shawls from the 1920s. Than…
Homewares in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Cereria Subirà

Even if you’re not interested in myriad mounds of colourful wax, pop in just so you’ve been to the oldest shop in Barcelona. Cereria Subirà has been churning out candles since 1761 and at this address since the 19th…
Food & Drinks in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Escribà

Chocolates, dainty pastries and mouth-watering cakes can be nibbled behind the Modernista mosaic facade here or taken away for private, guilt-ridden consumption. This Barcelona favourite is owned by the Escribà fami…
Food in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Formatgeria La Seu

Dedicated to artisan cheeses from all across Spain, this small shop is run by the oh-so-knowledgeable Katherine McLaughlin and is the antithesis of mass production – it sells only the best from small-scale farmers a…
Cosmetics in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Sabater Hermanos

This fragrant little shop sells handcrafted soaps of all sizes. Varieties such as fig, cinnamon, grapefruit and chocolate smell good enough to eat, while sandalwood, magnolia, mint, cedar and jasmine add spice to an…
Food in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Torrons Vicens

You can find the turrón (nougat) treat year-round at Torrons Vicens, which has been selling its signature sweets since 1775.
Department Store in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

El Corte Inglés

A secondary branch of Spain's only remaining department store, selling electronics, fashion, stationery and sports gear.
Arts & Crafts in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Artesania Catalunya

A celebration of Catalan products, this nicely designed store is a great place to browse for unique gifts. You'll find jewellery with designs inspired by Roman iconography (as well as works that reference Gaudí and …
Shoes in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

La Manual Alpargatera

Clients from Salvador Dalí to Jean Paul Gaultier have ordered a pair of espadrilles (rope-soled canvas shoes) from this famous store. The shop was founded just after the Spanish Civil War, though the roots of the si…