Welcome to the golden mile of shopping! Barcelona is a paradise for fashion and brand name lovers, as well as those looking for stores full of taste and tradition. And nothing matches the joy of entering a store full of history where you can find unique items that can become the best gifts from our trip.
Craftsmanship for the feet
Catalonia is renowned for having its own shoes from this region whose popularity has extended across borders. The espadrille or espardenya is the most traditional. Made with hemp, jute or esparto, it is perfect for spring and summer months thanks to its light weight and coolness. And who knows, and more some, how to make this type of Catalan shoe by hand is none other than La Central Alpargatera. They have been creating this shoe for 40 years for such illustrious characters as Salvador Dalí himself. Its store breathes history, craftsmanship and quality.
Without a doubt it is a store that deserves to be on your list of visits.
Where: C/ Avinyo 7 | 08002 Barcelona.
Full of solera
Solera means tradition. And one of the shops with the most solera is one known as Guantería Alonso. A family business that has been filling its modernist shop window with gloves and accessories such as the characteristic fan in its thousand and one designs since 1905. As well as the traditional shawls. Inside this store, right in the heart of Barcelona, their characteristic cabinets stand out where all their products are displayed. A business that continues to be an emblem of the city today. Without a doubt, a classic where you must reserve a space in your tour to get yourself a different souvenir.
Where: Calle Santana, 27
One of the great classics
The grocery store is part of the history of the past century and is considered a symbol across Spain. It was a type of store where you could find foodstuffs, especially those from other latitudes. In Barcelona there is one that has managed to stand the test of time, Múrria. Location in the center of Eixample, it is a store that overflows with taste from its façade to the interior. It is the only one with an original stained-glass window, which is one of the emblems of the city today. Without a doubt, it is an excellent stop if you want to buy delicious gourmet products. A gem in your tour of stores around Barcelona.
Where: Carrer de Roger de Llúria, 85, 08009 Barcelona
If Barcelona is your next stop, do not hesitate to contact us to make your trip a unique experience. Stay in Casagrand and discover all the hidden secrets of Barcelona.