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The first Free bookshop in barcelona

The first free bookshop has arrived into Barcelona, they are an association with the aim to promote the culture without money, their first project is the first free bookshop in Catalonia.They get books that are donated by associations and personal donations too to give books a second life so that they can be read by others with no cost. You can find novels …

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Maremagnum: shopping centre opened on Sundays

The Maremagnum is a shopping centre located in the old harbour in Barcelona. It is the only shopping centre opened on Sundays 365 days a year, which makes it easier for foreigners to do their last buys before leaving town. Ir received allay 13 million visitors, it is probably the most visited shopping centre due to its central location.There are big nationa…

La Maquinista the biggest an open air shopping centre
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La Maquinista the biggest an open air shopping centre

The shopping centre called La Maquinista is an open-air mall, the only one of this kind in Barcelona and the biggest in Catalonia. There are more than 200 stores in this spread out complex, if you plan to go for shopping you will find concentrated a lot of shops as well as restaurants and entertainment such as a cinema.At the Maquinista you can find brands …

Splau Shopping Centre in Cornellà
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Splau Shopping Centre in Cornellà

The Splau is a shopping centre located in the surroundings of Barcelona, in a city called Cornellà de Llobregat. The shopping centre is located right next to the RCD Español stadium, if you plan to watch a match at the stadium, it might be a good option to stop by to grab something to eat at Splau.The shopping centre has two storeys and has chains such as M…

Heron City CC
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Heron City CC

The Heron City shopping centre is an outlet shopping centre in Barcelona, it is not very big so do not expect a wide offer, it is more a local mall of the area and it is located in a neighbourhood that has no touristic value. If you are visiting Barcelona as a foreigner, I wouldn't recommend you to choose Heron City as the shopping centre to visit, there …

Gran Via 2 Shopping Centre
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Gran Via 2 Shopping Centre

Gran Via 2 is a shopping centre locates in the MontjuI-Zona Franca area in Barcelona, very near the Fira Barcelona. La Fira is the most important venues for fairs in Barcelona and one of the largest in Europe and Gran Via II due to its proximity collaborates with companies offering taxi booking services, gift cars or parking vouchers that can complete the e…

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Les Glòries CC

Les Glòries shopping Center is located in the area of [email protected], the Palo Alto area in Barcelona where all startups are located in the city, and it is also right in front of the Agbar tower by Jean Novel.It is an open space shopping center having in it a wide variety of fashion shops for women and men such as ara, Mango, H&M, Bershka, and Springfield, Pull an…

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Papabubble: handmade candy made in Barcelona

Papabubble is a candy shop like no other in Barcelona, located in the Gothic area it was born on 2004. A little shop that was born with the objective to make the magic of artisan candy come back. It is a true experience to get into the shop as most of the times you can see how they create their candies right in front of you, you can see how they work the ma…

CC Illa diagonal
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CC Illa diagonal

Illa diagonal is a shopping centre located in the high end in Barcelona. La illa, means literally a block of houses, named like this as is the extension that occupies the shopping complex. Is one of high-end shopping centres, expect to see nice attendants, very well organized shops and even in Primark - a cheap clothes brand- that if you were to visit this …

Palo Alto market in Barcelona
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Palo Alto market in Barcelona

Palo Alto market is the new trend on street markets in Barcelona that combines the vibe of the street with the artsy and creative Barcelona. One of the things that I like the most about the market apart from the content and style is the location. Palo alto is actually the name of a block where there are 19 artistic studios located in an old factory from XIX…

Eat street market in Barcelona
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Eat street market in Barcelona

In 2014 there was he boom of food truck festivals in Barcelona and Eat street is one of them. Eat Street is a gastronomic initiative that is not directly related to food trucks but to street food in particular regardless of what is your vehicle or stand to cook your gastronomic offer in the festival. What I like the most about eat street is that their fi…

Barcelona shopping for foodies and gourmets
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Barcelona shopping for foodies and gourmets

Barcelona is the paradise of foodies, we have a good quality of Mediterranean products from the typical ones such as cured meats, tapas, good fruit to the delicacies such as Iberian ham, cheeses, meat and incredible fish and seafood.Gourmets cannot only buy incredible food souvenir to bring home with them but also try one of the best restaurants in town, we…

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Barcelona tax refund

If you travel to Europe and you not a resident of a Europen Union Country, you are entitled to a Value Added Tax refund on your purchases in Spain. You can save a 21% off the price of the items you purchased on your holiday in Spain if the total bill exceeds €90.15.If you thought that prices in Spain are cheap wait to have a 21% off  on top that you can get…

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Outlet shopping in Barcelona

http://www.thestyleoutlets.comhttp://www.thestyleoutlets.comBarcelona is the perfect place for shopping from clothes, bags and accessories to shoes and jewellery. From high-end brands to bargains, with different shopping centres and chains of shops, little designers and also artisans.Outlets shopping in BarcelonaIf you plan to look for outlets in Barcelona,…

Top 10 best souvenirs in Barcelona
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Top 10 best souvenirs in Barcelona

Barcelona is an international city, but souvenirs are often related with the culture and what it is typical in a place and when you bring back home a souvenir for someone you want the object to recall the place you visited. Let me show you the authentic souvenirs going around the top 10 best souvenirs in Barcelona and also the top 3 that you shouldn't buy t…

Barcelona shopping for women
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Barcelona shopping for women

Barcelona shopping is very practical as you have the shops concentrated in the city center. Shopping for women is the easiest in a city like Barcelona and there are shops for all budgets. You have Passeig De Gràcia with all the high-end brands from Chanel, Louis Vuitton to Scada and Furla and many others. Barcelona is paradise for shopping lovers but not on…

Shopping Centers in Barcelona
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Shopping Centers in Barcelona

Barcelona is a shoppers' paradise, there are shops everywhere, and there are several shopping centres scattered across the city where you will find mainstream international brands and also some local and independent shops too.Opening times for shopping centers in Barcelona are from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 21:30pm for shops, the rest of facilities ar…

Barcelona shopping
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Barcelona shopping

Barcelona for shopping is the best, prices in Spain are not as much as in other countries there is plenty of variety of budgets, styles and types of shops. From little artisans and hand-made clothes to big international brands that are scattered around the city.Barcelona Shopping areasI will show you around the shop areas in Barcelona, before going shopping…

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Street food festivals in Catalonia

Street food is ready to eat food sold in the street or a public place, normally from a food booth, food truck or food card. Street food festivals have become very common in Catalonia, they are in every cool event. According to the Food and Agriculture organization 2.5 billion people eat food street every day, in Catalonia I think they were born to stay. The…

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Organic shops and food in Barcelona

It is very trendy now to eat organic food, not only in Barcelona but also in other cities that are pioneers in this kind of movements as New York. I was very surprised to find in every corner in NYC organic food shops, vegan treats and ecological products. Barcelona is no exception and this trend has arrived. There are ecological products of all kind: meat,…

Flea markets, second hand and vintage in Barcelona
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Flea markets, second hand and vintage in Barcelona

l love markets, it is this local place where you can find anything, things that you might be familiar with but also others that will surprise you. This time is time for flea markets.I have already taken you to Barcelona markets of different kinds: La Boqueria food market in Barcelona, London markets, Christmas markets in Barcelona... I already showed yo…

Re-read: 2nd hand bookshop in Barcelona
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Re-read: 2nd hand bookshop in Barcelona

Re read is a jewel recently discovered, it is a second-hand bookshop chain in Barcelona. I visited the one in Passeig Sant Joan but at this time there are already four in Barcelona. A lot of people love books, but why do we need to pay that much to read? The truth is that reading is an expensive hobby if you want it in paper, but Re-read helps us in getting…

Humana Vintage: the new shop in Gràcia
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Humana Vintage: the new shop in Gràcia

Humana is a second hand shop textile chain very famous in Spain. They develop cooperation projects to help the community development and promote education in some areas. To be able to do these actions, the income is from the spanish textile market, selling second hand clothes through humana shops. I am telling you all this because sometimes we only think …

Els encants: flea market  in Barcelona
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Els encants: flea market in Barcelona

Els Encants vells or Fira de Bellcaire, is the flea market in Barcelona of all times, with more than 7 centuries of existence is one of the oldest in Europe, it started in the thirteenth century. The market was located in different areas in the city, and Encants was originally located in the city center in Plaça Sant Jaume in 1200. They were two separate …

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Travel book stores in Barcelona

Travel guides and travel books have helped me in numerous ocasions, knowing the place you are visiting in advance is sometimes the key to success. Of course adventure is good that comes into play, but we want to know what we want to visit, what we can do, eat, traditions that people have in that country and the do's and dont's. I am a huge fan of travel gui…

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La Roca Village: ladies shopping day

Ladies shopping day, yeahhh finally!!! As you know a month ago I was in Aspasios blogging night out and I was the winner of a 100 euro voucher for la Roca Village luxury brands shopping center. Who can say no to that? Sales, two ladies and a place full of brand shops waiting for us. I met with my friend Mireia and we were ready to go for a ladies shoppi…

Reserva Ibérica: iberian ham shop in Barcelona
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Reserva Ibérica: iberian ham shop in Barcelona

Iberian ham…please rise your hand if you like it. I caught you!! I know you do. Is one of the pleasures of leaving in Spain, having Iberian ham around. Although we all love it, we don't know much about it that's why I was so excited to attend an Iberian ham master class that was all about knowledge –and some tasting of course-. I went to Reserva Ibérica whe…

The perfumery, discover the essence of Barcelona!
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The perfumery, discover the essence of Barcelona!

Going around the Gothic Area in Barcelona I discovered a little perfume shop called the Perfumery, in a very magic location in the heart of the Jewish quarter in Barcelona. One wall of the shop used to be part of Barcelona‘s Roman Walls that surrounded the city during the roman times, in case you are not into perfume you still have a good reason to visit …