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Christmas Shopping in Barcelona

It is Christmas time again and Barcelona has shown this already by turning on its Christmas lights! The beautiful city is lit up and the festive spirit is everywhere! Barcelona offers some great opportunities for Christmas shopping. Featured below in this article is a list of different options for you! the-shopping-night-barcelona The Shopping Night Barcelona Fira This year is the 5th anniversary of TSNB – The Shopping Night Barcelona which is the 4th December and on this day Passeig de Gracia opens its shops, restaurants and bars between the hours of 8pm to 1am so there is plenty of time to do some Christmas shopping! Barcelona also offers some quirky places which combine old buildings and concepts and modern designer clothing. Here are some examples: El Raval   The district of El Raval is a truly authentic and lively area of Barcelona. It is filled with designer boutiques and nice restaurants. The Carrer de Talle is an especially great street with lots of vintage shops. La Rambla La Rambla is undoubtedly the most famous street in Barcelona when it comes to shopping. Here you will find a mixture of locals and tourists and the shops offer anything that you could possibly want. It is important to remember that this street is always very busy so if you are looking for a relaxed and quiet shopping trip then you should probably go elswehere. Barri Gòtic The gothic area of Barcelona is one of the oldest areas and is filled with souvenir shops for tourists as well as boutiques and designer shops. As well as this there is also plenty of restaurants and local cafés and if you want to you can go into one of the many churches and rest for a while. El Born This is an up and coming area that has become increasingly popular at night due to the vast amount of cafés and restaurants and the unique shops that it offers. There are also a lot of small shops that sell handmade clothing and other accessories. For Christmas shopping there is one place that must not be missed which is the biggest Christmas market in Barcelona and takes place each year in front of the cathedral in Barri Gòtic. The market is called Fira de Santa Llúcia and commences on the 28th November. Why not go for a romantic shopping trip! December is notorious for being cold and wet but Barcelona offers several places where you can hide from the weather and do some shopping indoors. Right in the centre of Barcelona is Plaza Catalunya where you can find El Triangle which is a massive shopping centre filled with shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafés. By the sea at the harbour you can walk across a pier and get to Maremagnum which is another big shopping centre with a sea view. If you are searching for something a bit different then check out El Corte Ingles, it is similar to the English chain John Lewis and is spread out over many floors. It is absolutely massive and sells everything! If Reading this article has enticed you to visit Barcelona then why not go ahead and book a trip! If you are still looking for somewhere to stay then check out Habitat Apartments which offers lovely apartments at very reasonable prices. Here is an example of one of the beautiful apartments called Paseo De Gracia A. It is perfectly located on the famous shopping avenue Passeig de Gracia and offers a great view of the Casa de Batlló designed by Gaudi paseo-de-gracia-a-apartment-barcelona
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Barcelona Shopping Night 2013 – La noche de compras

4th edition of Barcelona's shopping night

You are shopping addicted? Then you shouldn’t miss the 4th edition of Barcelona’s legendary shopping night this year! Again, over 80 shops in Passeig de Gracia open their doors for fashion lovers in the evening. Not only shops, but also restaurants and hotels extend their open hours until 01:00h for the kick-off Christmas shopping. Last years it was a great success and many people from everywhere joined this huge event. As always, it will take place at the end of November. The exact date is not fixed yet, so keep your eyes open for news. Participating shops are for example: Mango, Intimissimi, Michael Kors, Guess and H&M. To see which shops participated last year click here. Barcelona shopping night But the extended open hours aren’t the only amazing thing about this shopping night: Every year there are special activities within the shops for clients and potential customers. In many shops you get discounts, like last year at Mango : amazing 20% off. For those of you who want a makeover: One year ago Bershka offered an express hairdressing and make-up, but several other shops do so, too. Some shops even include a gift per purchase. There are many more exciting activities, so if you want to learn about last year’s activities go to this page. Barcelona Shopping Night Pic1 Here are again the most important details for you: What: Barcelona’s 4th shopping night When: End of November 2013 20:00h – 01:00h Where: Passeig de Gracia
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Anniversary of Casa Batllo

Casa Batllo celebrates 10 years of Cultural Visits Today, 20.10.2012 and tomorrow 10 years of cultural visits of Gaudi's famous Casa Batllo will be celebrated and it will be done in a very special way. We were already lucky enough to see 3D Video mapping in Plaza de Sant Jaume (click here to watch a video of it) and on Sagrada Familia for the fiestas de La Mercè this year and this weekend you will be able to see this incredible spectacle on Casa Batllo. (more...)
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