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Top shopping recommendations from locals

Market
“From the Barcelona Cathedral, an undulating, brightly coloured roof catches our eye. Attracted like insects to a colourful flower, we approach to discover a food market below the roof: the Santa Caterina Market. The original design of the building, as well as the treasure trove of produce displayed on its stalls, won't disappoint visitors to the neighbourhood of Santa Caterina. The refurbishment of Barcelona's first covered food market by the architectural practice of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue was completed in 2005. The old Santa Caterina food market revealed a gleaming, undulating and brightly coloured roof designed to be seen from the air. The roof is attached to the building by a wooden structure, and a vast mosaic of coloured ceramic pieces, representing fruit and vegetables, boldly breaks with the traditional look of a market. The market has always been characterised by a desire to innovate. Santa Caterina Market was built in 1845 to provide the neighbourhood's blue-collar community with foodstuffs. The spacious, modern market building was constructed on the former site of the Convent of Santa Caterina, from which it takes its name. During the post-Civil War period, Santa Caterina became the main food supplier to the towns on the outskirts of Barcelona. People from Sant Adrià, Santa Coloma and Mataró came on the tram to buy food in this market in times of shortage. Today, the market is still worth a visit: the modern exterior ushers us into a traditional market with food stalls and restaurants which serve outstanding-quality produce.”
  • 233 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The picture in this entry is not at all representative of the Glòries Shopping Center. It is one of the most enjoyable shopping malls in the city, because most of it is open air. It has a very big Carrefour Supermarket and it is a great choice for shopping.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“In Vila Olimpica there are some of the most popular disco clubs of the city (Shoko, Opium, Cat Walk, Casino, Carpe Diem, Bestial, Pacha). During summer time the area gets overcrowded with many young tourists. If you decide to go there, make sure to keep an extra eye on your belongings as there are also many pickpockets.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Do you like shopping, the cinema, to choose on more than 30 different places for dinner? Here, in Diagonal Mar Centre you Will find that and much more. If you take the metro, is only two stops from the flat.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Market
“The new Born has been structured in two levels. The first, below ground, where you can visit and walk among the ruins of 1714. And, a second, at the foot of street that will be passable longitudinally. This space becomes a public square where you can move freely during the day. This is a free public access route that aims to recover the open character of the old market.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“ Walk 5 min. to Diagonal Mar. This is a large shopping center , where you can find brands - Zara, Primark, Bershka, Stradivarius, Mango and others.....Many cafe and restaurants !!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Antique Shop
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“Best neapolitan pizza in town, you gonna see many Italians having pizza there which is a good signal, busy place.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
“There are 4 La Commercials near the flat. One is women's clothing (Paul & Joe, McQ, Missoni, Essentiel, etc.), one is a Paul Smith store, one is for men (Kenzo, McQ, Aesop, Y3), and the fourth is for nice home goods. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Huge supermarket in a small commercial center with cinemas, perfect for supplies, they can bring the shopping to the boat. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Has one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. This is one of the most popular and most visited museums in Barcelona. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Vegan, organic and lots of raw options. Must try! They are a part of art gallery. Always interesting conceptual artist doing work around environment.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Graffiti & street art supplies/ Art Gallery. Best graffiti shop in town / best street art gallery in town.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“ At Decathlon Port Fòrum – Sant Adrià, you will find everything you need to kit yourself out for the sports you practice.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 1 local recommends
Comic Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre is Catalonia´s biggest shopping centre located near to the Mar Bella beachfront, close to Poblenou. It has been built with shopaholics strictly in mind to enjoy the wide choice of shops and restaurants on offer”
  • 2 locals recommend