Top Choice Cosmetics in El Raval

Les Topettes

It's a sign of the times that such a chic little temple to soap and perfume can exist in El Raval. The items in Les Topettes' collection have been picked for their designs as much as the products themselves, and you…
Shopping Centre in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Bulevard Rosa

Bulevard Rosa is a small shopping arcade with a clutch of chichi boutiques and the like.
Homewares in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample


Even if interior design doesn’t ring your bell, it's worth a visit to this extensive temple to furniture, lamps and just about any home accessory your heart might desire, just to see this Domènech i Montaner buildin…
Food in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Joan Múrria

Ramon Casas designed the century-old Modernista shopfront advertisements featured at this culinary temple. For a century the gluttonous have trembled at this altar of speciality food goods from around Catalonia and …
Market in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Els Encants Vells

In a gleaming open-sided complex near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, the ‘Old Charms’ flea market is the biggest of its kind in Barcelona. Over 500 vendors ply their wares beneath massive mirror-like panels. It’s a…
Department Store in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample


FNAC, the French book, CD and electronics emporium, has a couple of branches around town, but this is the biggest.
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…
Books in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample


Enter a wonderland of travel in this extensive bookshop, which is a mecca for guidebooks, maps, travel literature and all sorts of other books likely to induce a severe case of itchy feet. It has a travellers’ notic…
Food in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic


Tucked along 'chocolate street' Carrer del Petritxol, this den of dental devilry displays ranks and ranks of original bars in stunning designs, chocolates stuffed with sweet stuff, gooey pastries and more. It has va…
Books in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample


Gay and lesbian travellers may want to browse in this spacious and relaxed gay bookshop, which recently moved to the Gaixample from its long-held home in the Barri Gòtic. There are also regular titles, kids' book an…