Escaping from daily routine for a weekend to Barcelona and spending a couple of days relaxing and shopping in the city may be one of the best options to disconnect without having to organise a long or expensive trip. Barcelona is well connected with the major cities of Spain, by train and plane, and the wide range of accommodation on offer makes finding a budget hotel in the centre relatively simple.
The city of Barcelona is one of the best places to organise a shopping break, with your couple or with friends: it is the capital of cutting edge design, fashion and art, Barcelona has everything for everyone.
The most interesting shopping areas of Barcelona stretch through different parts of the centre, and where the small streets of El Borne stand out, where you can find shops selling unique items, perfect to surprise someone!
Style, good taste and prices of all kinds. Barcelona is a cosmopolitan and eclectic even in its fashion offer. So, for the most classic and exclusive brand lovers, a tour of the Paseo de Gracia, enjoying its boutiques and cafes, is one of those essential events.
If you want to use the trip to renew the closet with a Mediterranean flair, the shopping areas for clothes and fashion accessories to visit are Porta de l’Angel, leaving Plaça Catalunya, the street Pelayo to Plaça Universitat or the area of Diagonal or Portaferrisa, both with the world’s major clothing chain stores, ranging from Zara to Benetton.
But among all, if there is a charming shopping area in Barcelona the focus must be on the narrow streets of the Borne: Argenteria or Princessa streets are impregnated with a special atmosphere, dotted with small unique boutiques in which to find unique pieces of clothing, second-hand records or decorative design objects.
To choose accommodation, it is always best to book into a hotel in the centre of Barcelona, a boutique hotel in Las Ramblas or a charming hotel in La Boqueria, next to the famous market and with all the atmosphere that oozes from this area of Barcelona. Another interesting option, especially if the trip is an organised group travel, is to go for an apartment in the city centre of Barcelona for the entire weekend.