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The best shopping in Barcelona isn’t constricted to just one street or area; really, you have a number of different shopping streets to stroll through, and likely not enough time to get to all of them.
In Ciutat Vella, Portal de l’Àngel is a pedestrian street that offers loads of stylish shops such as Zara, Mango and Massimo Dutti, along with a huge El Corte Inglés. El Raval has a really diverse community, and with that comes interesting boutique shopping — so if you desire something wholly unique, this may be your best bet. And many of the highest-end designers calls Avinguda Diagonal home, including Armani and Gucci. If you’re after a more American experience, Diagonal Mar has more than 250 stores, a movie theater and activities for kids, along with a great view of the Mediterranean.
But the best advice our Forbes Travel Guide editors have about shopping in Barcelona is to wander. Each neighborhood and street, even close to the most frequented tourist spots, has its own feel and vibe. Your sense of adventure is the only thing stopping you from coming home with clothes, art or accessories no one else will have.