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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…
Market in Barcelona

Mercantic

Antique collectors could set aside a Sunday morning for a trip to Mercantic, a collection of gaily painted timber huts occupied by antique and bric-a-brac dealers selling records, books, vintage clothes, jewellery, …
Department Store in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

El Corte Inglés

This is now the city's only department store, with everything you’d expect, from computers to cushions, and high fashion to homewares. It's famous for its decent customer service (this isn't always the case in Spain…
Clothing in Gràcia & Park Güell

Amapola Vegan Shop

A shop with a heart of gold, Amapola proves that you need not toss your ethics aside in the quest for stylish clothing and accessories. You'll find sleek leather-alternatives for wallets, handbags and messenger bags…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Books in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Norma Comics

With a huge range of comics, both Spanish and international, this is Spain’s biggest dealer – everything from Tintin to some of the weirdest sci-fi and sex comics can be found here. Also on show are armies of model …