Shopping In Spain
Spain offers all the international brand names you could ever need. But why buy imported goods when Spain has its own specialties? Here are some examples. Spain is a great place to buy leather items, especially shoes. Crafts are famous too. These include ceramic items such as tiles and vases with beautiful designs, often Moorish in origin. Another local craft that's thriving again is lace making.
If you're short on time and want to do all your shopping in one place, you'll find a branch of the El Corte Ingles department store in nearly every town. They sell everything from jewellery to designer clothes, food to to furniture, and so on.
Shopping In Barcelona
Barcelona has undergone sweeping changes in recent years and the shopping scene has been transformed in the process. All the big names are here along with a range of local boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, and futuristic shopping centers.
Maremagnum is one of the new shopping and leisure complexes that's proved very popular. Other than its comprehensive shopping mall, it also offers find a dozen cinemas and many restaurants, pubs and discos.
The new boutiques and stores are great places to shop. But to savour the authentic shopping experience, be sure to get away from the haunts of the glitterati and visit the old city. Here you can take a look in Barcelona's oldest shop, Cereria Subira, which first opened its doors in 1761. If candles are on your shopping list, you're in luck, for Cereria Subira is a candle shop. Even if you're not buying, the vast range of candles of all sizes and colours is well worth seeing.