RAA’s Guide to Shopping In Barcelona with http://www.redappleapartments.com

RAA’s Guide to Shopping In Barcelona

RAA’s Guide to Shopping In Barcelona with http://www.redappleapartments.com

RAA’s Guide to Shopping In Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is the place to go if shopping is your passion. From high end apparel to regional fare, this city delivers over 35,000 shops to spend your days and money.

We recommend beginning your shopping trip at the famous 5 km shopping line. This wonderland of couture starts at the top of Ramblas through Placa de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia and winding up Avenue Diagonal. Most streets are for pedestrians only, so meander in and out of stores and throught the crowds of well-dressed shoppers.

You will find clothes, shoes, jewellery, and accessories for every occasion. Look for designers such as Armani, Bailly, Barberry, Cartier, H&M, Calvin Klein, Verses, and Zara, and high-quality Spanish designers.

What makes this district even more appealing is the discounts often found among local designers. Expect to find sales up to 30% less than other European cities. Add to the savings, visitors from outside the European Union may not  pay the Value Added Tax (VAT) on purchases over 90 euros.

Looking for more savings? The winter sales events begin the second week of January until the end of February. The Summer sales begins July 1st until the end of August. Remember to bring your credit cards, passport or identity card, and extra suitcases to haul your bargains home.

Most shops are open from 10 am to 8:30 or 9:30 pm. Traditional shops still practice siesta hours during the day, so expect those stores to be closed from 2 pm to 4:30 pm for lunch and napping.

Speaking of lunch, you will find many quaint restaurants mixed among the stores. Have a drink and savour a variety of tapas. Or visit one of the many bakeries famous for sourdough bread and a variety of sweet treats.

After your successful day of shopping and dining, retire to one of our luxury apartments to review your prizes.

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