Category Archives: shopping



Las Arenas – Bullring Turned Shopping Centre and Viewpoint

The Las Arenas de Barcelona bullring was inaugurated in 1900 and was the second of 3 bullfighting rings built in Barcelona. Designed by Catalan architect August Font i Carreras, the plaza had a capacity for nearly 15,000 spectators. During the 1970s, as bullfighting became less popular, the arena faced declining attendance and finally closed in MORE»



The Encants Vells Flea Market

Barcelona’s Encants Vells, also known as the Mercat de Bellcaire, is one of the oldest flea markets in Europe and dates back to the 14th Century. In 2013 Els Encants relocated to a stunning new purpose built 3 story structure opposite the Agbar Tower. The emblematic mirrored canopy houses 500 stalls; a mixture of junk shop, antiques MORE»



Christmas Markets in Barcelona 2016

Barcelona is a great place for Christmas shopping with a wide range of shops and department stores catering to all budgets and tastes. There are also several traditional Christmas markets that take place every year. La Fira de Santa Llucia The Market of Saint Lucia is Barcelona’s oldest Christmas market and dates back to the MORE»



Computer and Electronics Stores in Barcelona

If you need to replace your laptop, hard-drive, digital camera, MP3 player or other electronic devices while in Barcelona then the first place you should head to is Ronda de Sant Antoni between Plaça de la Universitat and Carrer de Casanova. There are more than a dozen shops here, selling a wide range of products including; memory MORE»