I've posted previously on ways to save money whilst visiting Barcelona, but sometimes you just want to shop, right?!
Barcelona is a great city for shopping, and many of the shopping areas and central, with the council designating a "shopping line" (there used to be a Free Shopping Line bus for God's sake!) starting at Plaça Fransesc Macia and finishing over the bridge at Maremagnum. However, a short ride out of town is where the real bargains can be found.
La Roca Village is a purpose built village with over a hundred shopping outlets of famous brands and home wear shops with prices of up to 60% discount. It's a great day trip for those bargain hunters with endless labels and brands such as Versace, Levis, Vans, Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, to name just a few.
La Roca Village is about 30-40 minutes from Barcelona in a car (the website offers a 10% discount on hiring a car), or 50 minutes on the bus leaving from Fabra i Puig station in north east Barcelona. There are plenty of benches to sit down and relax in the sunshine and a couple of restaurants and bars as well as fast food outlets so you can really make a day of it. Just outside La Roca Village itself (over the roundabout) there's also a great Nike outlet store, where even more bargains can be picked up. It's well worth stopping in here after you've been through the shops at La Roca, as there's usually always something you didn't think you'd need on offer!!
Image rights La Roca Website.
Coming to Barcelona soon? Check out this Barcelona Guide for a good introduction to the city's sights, and check out apartments for rent Barcelona for your accommodation needs.