Barcelona

Passeig de Gracia

If you’re a designer shopper and looking for Barcelona’s equivalent of New York’s 5th avenue, then you’ve got to add the prestigious Passeig de Gracia street to your Barcelona itinerary. The luxury store-lined street is renowned for housing some of the biggest names in the fashion industry and an entire morning can be spent here marvelling through shop windows and admiring the tastes of local fashionistas.

Shops

Along the tree-lined avenue, you’ll find an array of high-end stores including Stella McCartney, Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Along with designer brands the odd high street store has snuck in, and you’ll also find a handful of cafes and fancy tapas bars to break up your retail therapy.

Architecture

Passeig de Gracia stretches from Placa Catalunya to Carrer Gran de Gracia in the neighbourhood of Eixample and is one of the most expensive streets in the city. It’s not all about the labels here though as the street is also home to some of the most celebrated architecture in the Barcelona including architectural masterpieces by Gaudi. Simply walking down the street provides a culture filled morning alone.