Our Guide to Sustainable Shopping in Barcelona will offer you some sneak peeks of the most beautiful vintage, responsible or local crafts shops we’ve discovered in Barcelona! Get yourself and your loved ones some unique souvenirs, made with love and designed to last for a long, long time!
Barcelona is a vibrant, colorful city, well-known for its shopping opportunities. Spain is the country where many fashion brands were born, yet there are so much more shopping alternatives in the city of Barcelona, and shops that don’t carry the same products that are already available all around Europe. Let’s have a look at our favorite spots!
Ready for a sunny getaway? If there’s one thing you can’t miss in Barcelona, it’s the colorful Boqueria Market! Barcelona street food looks and tastes amazing here! Vegan, vegetarian, meat lover, this market caters for all tastes! And to top it up, the colors are extremely photogenic!
How to get there
Boqueria Market or Mercat de la Boqueria is easily reachable from the Liceu (L3) metro stop. The vibrant food market is within easy reach from La Rambla, Plaça de Catalunya or nearby neighborhoods such as El Raval or the Gothic Quarter.
It is open everyday from 8AM to 8PM, except for Sundays, when it’s closed. You don’t need a ticket, just get inside and enjoy the colorful adventure!
Barcelona is quite a green city. It boasts many wonderful parks, and we can name a few – Ciutadella Park, Güell Park, Joan Miro Park and so on. But have you heard of the Labyrinth de Horta Park? Easily reachable by metro or bus, away from the crowded touristy places, Barcelona Labyrinth Park is the perfect destination for a day of relaxing in the sun!
Get lost in the labyrinth!
The history of the Barcelona Labyrinth Park of Horta goes back all the way to 1792 when an Italian engineer designed the gardens for the owner of the estate at the time, Joan Desvalls, the Marquis of Llupià and Alfarràs.
In other words, even now, despite the passage of so many years, the place still looks deeply grounded in history and it’s quite the fairy tale scene.
Travelling on a low budget? Don’t get discouraged! Barcelona has many beautiful attractions that you can visit free of charge. If money is holding you back from visiting this wonderful city, get ready for the trip. We have explored and come up with a list of 10 amazing spots to see and to get a taste of Barcelona, no ticket needed.
So get ready for your getaway and let’s see how you can best explore the city:
1. Boqueria Market
This market is located right in the heart of Barcelona and it boasts a colorful selection of (tropical) fruit all year round. It’s a top photography spot! Fresh fruit and juice in all the different colors, freshly-caught fish and oysters, chilly peppers and spices, as well as restaurants that offer a variety of dishes: from local tapas rich in fish and sea-fruit, to vegetarian and vegan dishes (falafel, burritos etc.).
This is also the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and a drink, if you are on a low budget. Here is a list of prices to give you an idea of how expensive food is:
Take a walk through the picturesque Gothic quarter, where you can find hidden gems on the narrow streets of Barcelona. This neighborhood is known for its creative, artsy shops and ateliers, and it’s the home of Barcelona Cathedral.
Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia is undoubtedly an astonishing work of art. There is so much beauty and meaning behind every element of this cathedral! But is it really worth visiting the inside of Sagrada Familia?
We are about to show you something you cannot miss!
Today we explored the cathedral and its wonderful journey towards completion.
So we’ll give you some insights on how to plan and prepare for your visit. And we’ll let the beauty of Gaudi’s design convince you that it’s so worth it!