Must-see shopping in Spain

  • Malababa's entrance on Calle de Santa Teresa.



    This corner of Chueca is one of Madrid's happiest hunting grounds for the style-conscious shopper who favours individual boutiques with personality above…

  • Bilbao, Spain. Bilbao Ribera market next to the Nervión river on a sunny day with people sitting on the terrace.

    Mercado de la Ribera


    Overlooking the river, the Mercado de la Ribera is an expansive food market that draws many of the city's top chefs for their morning selection of fresh…

  • The colourful storefront at Casa de Diego.

    Casa de Diego


    This classic shop has been around since 1858, making, selling and repairing Spanish fans, shawls, umbrellas and canes. Service is old-style and…

  • Corner view of Las Ollas de Hierro.

    Las Ollas de Hierro


    Valencia's oldest shop dates from the late 18th century and has an intriguing history and loads of character. Its souvenir cards, Las Fallas accessories…

  • Street view of Librería Patagonia.

    Librería Patagonia


    Excellent travel bookshop and travel agency with some guides in English and lots of Lonely Planet titles. There's a great selection of maps and hiking…

  • Mercantic


    Antique collectors could set aside a Sunday morning for a trip to Mercantic, a collection of gaily painted wooden huts occupied by antique and bric-a-brac…

  • San Ginés

    West Castilla-La Mancha

    The most famous ceramics store in town offers beautifully crafted pieces embellished with classic Talavera designs, including vases, tableware,…

  • Malmö


    Named after the city in Sweden, Malmö specialises in beautiful Scandinavian design with products you won't find elsewhere. Check out handsome Ölend…

  • Txalupa

    Biscay Province

    In the former fishing quarter of the Puerto Viejo, this enchanting little shop specialises in locally made crafts, artwork and accessories. Past the entry…

  • Maty


    Wandering around central Madrid, it’s easy to imagine that flamenco outfits have been reduced to imitation dresses sold as souvenirs to tourists. That’s…

  • Oriol Balaguer


    Catalan pastry chef Oriol Balaguer has a formidable CV – he's worked in the kitchens of Ferran Adrià in Catalonia, won the prize for the World’s Best…

  • d'Artà

    Northeastern Mallorca

    Housed in Artà's handsome, disused train station and incorporating the tourist office, this collective venture displays the wares of local, traditional…

  • La Merceria


    This gloriously retro emporium merges vintage style with contemporary design. Among the unique trinkets and gifts are nostalgic sepia postcards of old…

  • Loewe


    Born in 1846 in Madrid, Loewe is arguably Spain’s signature line in high-end fashion and its landmark store on Gran Vía is one of the most famous and…

  • Papelería Salazar


    Opened in 1905, Papelería Salazar is a priceless relic, Madrid's oldest stationery store and is now run by the fourth generation of the Salazar family. It…

  • Lladró


    More than 50 years ago, three Lladró brothers produced the first of their famed porcelain sculptures. Nowadays, their factory on the city's northern…

  • El Magnífico

    La Ribera

    All sorts of coffee beans, sourced seasonally from around the world, have been roasted at much-loved third-generation family-owned El Magnífico (which you…

  • Simón


    Since 1963, this small slightly shabby shop has specialised in damasquinados (damascene), the art of decorating steel with threads of gold and silver. It…

  • Casa Hernanz


    Comfy, rope-soled alpargatas (espadrilles), Spain’s traditional summer footwear, are worn by everyone from the king of Spain down. You can buy your own…

  • Ätakontu


    A pair of Bilbao textile artists created this small shop, which is making waves across the Basque Country. Graphic T-shirts are the speciality, featuring…

  • Bodega Llum de Sal

    Southern Mallorca

    Artworks jazz up the walls of this lovely stone-and-wood, split-level gourmet food store on the main drag. As well as doing great coffee, it sells gourmet…

  • Sineu Market


    One of rural Mallorca's most venerable traditions, Sineu's weekly market has taken over the town centre every Wednesday morning since 1306. Spreading out…

  • Enseñat


    A full-on savoury and pungent aroma of wholesome food fills your nostrils as you walk into Enseñat. Pick up salts, preserves, cheeses, meats, including…

  • Patrimonio Comunal Olivarero


    For picking up some of the country’s olive-oil varieties (Spain is the world’s largest producer), this place is perfect. With examples of the extra-virgin…

  • Escribà

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Chocolates, dainty pastries and mouth-watering cakes can be nibbled behind the Modernista mosaic facade here or taken away for private, guilt-ridden…

  • Licores Cabello


    All wine shops should be like this. This family-run corner shop really knows its wines and the interior has scarcely changed since 1913, with wooden…

  • Mantequería Bravo


    Behind the attractive old facade lies a connoisseur’s paradise, filled with local cheeses, sausages, wines and coffees. The products here are great for a…

  • El Paladar

    Palma de Mallorca

    'The Palate' is a wonderland for jamón lovers. The flavour of air-cured pig scents the air, mingling with the cheese, sobrassada and other delights on…

  • La Tienda de los Milagros


    This is the workshop of British ceramicist Matthew Weir and Spanish artisan Isabel Hernández, who produces artistic jarapa (cotton-rag) rugs. As well as…

  • Colmado Santo Domingo

    Palma de Mallorca

    It's almost impossible to manoeuvre in this narrow little shop, so crowded are its shelves with local Mallorcan food products – cheeses, honey, olives,…

  • La Quesaría


    Cheese lovers shouldn't miss this wondrous shop. You'll find more than 40 varieties of the good stuff, with new selections every week. It's also worth…

  • Sunday Market


    Held year-round, Pollença's Sunday market is one of the largest and liveliest in Mallorca. Fruit, veg, cheese, wine, herbs and spices are concentrated in…

  • Bombonerías Santa


    If your style is as refined as your palate, the exquisite chocolates in this tiny shop will satisfy. The packaging is every bit as pretty as the bombones …

  • Típika

    Palma de Mallorca

    This small shop is dedicated to promoting the craftsmanship and gastronomy of Mallorca. Here you'll find wines, olive oils, salts and liquors, as well as…

  • Gres

    Serra de Tramuntana

    The ceramics on sale here are world class and the work of native Mallorcan artist Dora Good, now living and working in New York. Her mother Grace is also…

  • Vidrierias Gordiola

    Palma de Mallorca

    The Gordiola family can call on nearly 300 years of glassmaking skill, everywhere evident in the fantastically shaped and coloured vases, lamps, stemware…

  • Manolo Blahnik


    Nothing to wear to the Oscars? Do what many Hollywood celebrities do and head for Manolo Blahnik. The showroom is exclusive and each shoe is displayed…

  • Centro para la Artesanía


    This government-funded shop displays the works of local artisans. There's an excellent range of everything from paintings to honey. It's a great spot to…

  • Casa Quintanilla


    This is the pick of many stores around the town centre offering local produce that's ideal for a picnic or a gift for back home.

  • El Corte Inglés

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    A secondary branch of Spain's only remaining department store, selling electronics, fashion, stationery and sports gear.

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