Shopping in Barcelona
Between the Plaça de Catalunya and C. Portaferrissa and along Av. Portal de l'Ángel, an important shopping area can be found, including two department stores and many shops selling fashions, accessories and other articles.
In a good part of the Eixample, we find numerous select fashion shops and jewelry stores. On the Passeig de Gràcia and in other parts of the Eixample, commercial galleries abound.
The area of Diagonal, in the high part of the city, is another interesting shopping area. Here we find two department stores, along with the most famous designers boutiques in Barcelona.
In Plaça de las Glòries Catalanes we find the Mercat de les Encants, a flea market selling all kinds of old (sometimes antique) and new articles. Its opens on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8AM to 7PM.
Another flea-market can be found outside the Mercat de San Antoni on the same days as the Les Encants flea-market and with the same hours. On Sunday mornings there is an unusual flea-market of old books, collector cards, movie posters and records.