Category: Spain shopping

Barcelona Las Ramblas

| January 12, 2012
Barcelona Las Ramblas

Once exclusively a flower market, the bustling Las Ramblas area of Barcelona is the perfect place for shopping and people watching. Once lined with convents and churches, the streets are now thronged with performers, magazine vendors and a hundred other things. The convents and monasteries were all closed by 1830. Continue Reading

Barcelona La Boqueria

| January 8, 2012
Barcelona La Boqueria

La Boqueria, Mercat de Sant Josep, St. Joseph’s Market. Whatever name you use to describe it the sights and smells will be the same. This bustling conglomeration of food stalls, restaurants and tapas bars is one of Barcelona’s most often visited attractions. That last fact is all the more interesting since relatively few tourists seek fresh produce on their wanderings. But here one can find that and a great deal more. Continue Reading

Shopping in Madrid

| December 21, 2011
Shopping in Madrid

While perhaps not as well known for it as London or New York, Madrid has dozens of excellent places to shop. Whether you’re looking for a valuable antique or just a simple gift for someone back home, Madrid has much to offer. You may be looking for exclusive shops – of which there are many, or you may want a flea market atmosphere. Madrid has it all. Continue Reading