The various types of shops are scattered over areas of the City and there is a highly recommended simple Guide and location Map issued by the Tourist Office. There are 5 main shopping areas and the tendency is to find that the leading shops of a particular commodity are listed in the areas below:

Avinguda Diagonal – Ladies, Mens & Children Fashion, Shoes

Barri Gòtic/Plaza Catalunya – Antiques, Ladies & Mens Fashion of all types, Opticians,
Perfumeries, Leather & Shoes, Art Galleries (El Born)

Eixample – Jewellery, Ladies & Mens Fashion, Art Galleries and Shoes

Gràcia – Book shops, Bohemian stores, Shoes

La Rambla/Port Vell – Crystal, Handicrafts

Els Encants – Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes
A true “flea market”. A place for bargain hunters

Fira Artesana – Plaça del Pi
Specializes in home produced Cátalan eatable products

Fira de Numismàtica – Plaça Reial
A stamp and coin market with “flea” overtones

Fira de Santa Llúcia – Plaça de la Seu
An unusual Christmas time market

Mercat deis Antiquaris – Plaça de la Seu
An antique market

Mercat de la Boqueria – La Rambla
Vegetable, meat, fish, and cheeses

Mercat de la Concepció – Carrer València
An impressive flower market

Mercat de la Llibertat – Plaça Llibertat
Vegetable, meat, fish, and cheeses

Mercadillo de la Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol – Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol
An art market

Mercat de Sant Antoni – Carrer Conte d’Urgell
Sunday morning for “book-lovers”

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