Barcelona, living retail

Barcelona's shopping centres and department stores

  • El Corte Inglés store in Plaça de Catalunya.

    El Corte Inglés

    This is the biggest department store chain in Spain, and there are several branches in Barcelona: in Plaça de Catalunya, Portal de l’Àngel, two more on Diagonal and one right next to the Meridiana. They sell everything: sports goods, fashion, electronics, household goods, leisure and culture goods, and there is also a food supermarket.

    El Triangle shopping centre

    El Triangle shopping centre

    This small shopping centre in Plaça de Catalunya has various shops and cafes. There is a wide range of beauty, fashion and accessory shops, as well as a FNAC store, where you can buy books, music, films and all kinds of electronic goods.

    Glòries shopping centre.

    Glòries shopping centre

    Located on Avinguda Diagonal, between the 22@ district and the neighbourhood of Poblenou, this large shopping centre consists of three buildings. There are shops selling fashion articles, toys, leisure goods, food and jewellery, and there are a number of restaurants. There is also a children's play centre and various cinema screens.

    L’illa Diagonal shopping centre

    La illa Diagonal

    Located in an imposing building on Avinguda Diagonal, in the Les Corts neighbourhood, the Illa Diagonal was the first shopping centre to open in the city, in 1993. There are a wide range of goods on sale: national and international fashion labels, home decorations, food, restaurants and an interesting fresh-produce market in the basement.

    Maremagnum shopping centre.

    Maremagnum

    This shopping centre is located on the seafront, just opposite the Rambla. There are fashion, decoration, jewellery and electronics shops, among others, as well as various bars and restaurants offering food from all over the world. The views from its terraces are unbeatable. And nearby, you have the Aquarium and the Maritime Museum.

    Diagonal Mar shopping centre.

    Diagonal Mar

    It has three floors that house all kinds of retail establishments: a supermarket, plus shops selling electronics, fashion, household decorations, toys and other products. It is located in the middle of the Fòrum area. It also boasts a multiscreen cinema and a variety of restaurants. The centre, which has natural lighting, offers a smartphone app highlighting discounts and promotions.

    La Maquinista shopping centre.

    La Maquinista

    La Maquinista is a big shopping centre with streets, avenues, small squares and benches for sitting outside. It sells absolutely everything. It also has health and beauty services, car-rental companies and, of course, a wide range of bars and restaurants. Its leisure facilities are rounded off by a small casino and a multiscreen cinema.

    Arenas de Barcelona shopping centre.

    Arenas de Barcelona

    Arenas de Barcelona is a former bullring located in Plaça d’Espanya and it is synonymous with avant-garde. When it was renovated, the building's circular facade was conserved and its interior was remodelled. It has dozens of shops, multiscreen cinemas with screens for 3D films and a rooftop terrace offering spectacular views of the city.

OMIC: The Municipal Consumer Help and Advice Service

The OMIC is a municipal service that advises consumers and service users on how to defend their interests. It offers information prior to purchasing or contracting services and it is also responsible for receiving all complaints and claims related to consumer affairs. The service is free of charge and available to everyone.

Its services include:

  • Personalised query-response service.
  • Reception, administration and resolution of complaints and claims, both for Barcelona residents and for those people with a claim against an establishment located in the city.
  • Mediation between the parties concerned in order to resolve conflicts.
  • Information campaigns aimed at users.

Ten districts, ten shopping hubs

Barcelona has as many shopping hubs as it has districts. This is the city's retail model: concentrated and varied. There is a dynamic, vibrant retail trade in every Barcelona neighbourhood, which means people can shop comfortably, without crowding, and locally, helping to foster local commerce.