Barcelona is een overzichtelijke stad en ideaal om op de fiets te ontdekken. Met de komst van Bicing ( Barcelona´s witte fietsenplan) zijn er meer fietspaden aangelegd en daarmee is fietsen in Barcelona veel veiliger geworden. Bicing is niet voor iedereen te gebruiken, maar er zijn vele fietsverhuur bedrijven waar je een fiets per uur of per dag … [Read more...]
There is an unbelievable selection of clothes shops in the city of Barcelona and people come here on weekend trips armed with a credit card and empty suitcase looking for something different to take home. Whether you like the cheaper, younger Spanish brands or the international fashion houses you can find anything in this diverse city where shopping is a popular pastime not only for visitors but also the locals. There are also plenty of small, individual places selling obscure things like feathers and buttons - check out the front of the shop-houses as some of them in the Old City date back decades. Many visitors prefer to stay in self catering apartments in Barcelona as they offer value for mney and you can come and go as you like, just like home! The Raval is one area that specialises in trendy young designs and has numerous art and craft galleries as well as skateboard shops, while the Born has some interesting menu’s and a host of flourishing fashion designers. La Rambla and the Barri Gòtic are the best places for some souvenir shopping, and if you like shopping in malls then head to Poblenou as it has all the high-street names you’d find in any European city.
This district, an ancient village enclosed in Barcelona’s city centre is a favourite. Shops, retro and trendy boutiques, nice restaurants, bars and cafés, charming little squares… Take it easy & enjoy a sunny nap or a shady coffee. Musicians, designers and artists of all sorts have made this Bohemian neighbourhood one the nicest in … [Read more...]
If you are coming to visit Barcelona and are staying for a long weekend you will probably want to make the most of the few days. This means of course also to spend quite some money. On holiday the money is usually quickly spent for restaurants, museums, shopping and public transport. Luckily you have the option to get a Barcelona Card and to make … [Read more...]
Barcelona is not only famous for its architecture, the beaches, the nice weather, the food and its nightlife, but also a popular destination for people who love shopping. One of the reasons are the interesting prices for the spanish brands like Zara and Mango, as prices in Barcelona are about 30% cheaper than in other European countries. Especially … [Read more...]