Barcelona has a unique history and way of life. On this small group walking tour, you get to experience Barcelona’s shopping & sensations. You will be able to capture Barcelona’s commercial tradition and culture through the shop windows of the Gothic, Born & Sant Pere Quarters.
This walking tour starts at Placa Sant Jaume. You then head to La Ribera- El Born neighborhood where you will find some of the best beautiful gothic architecture in Barcelona. It also has a Bohemian style with many cafes & small design boutiques where you can do shopping.
In addition, you will also get access to independent shops with clothing, accessories & jewelry all designed and made in Barcelona. The El Born Cultural Centre is up next for this tour. It was initially the Old Born Market and was the first market in town constructed in the fashion of the architecture of Paris. In this centre, you get to see how life in the city was before and after the siege of 1713-1714.
After the Cultural Centre, you will head to the Mercat de Santa Caterin. This is a food market that will duly catch your eyes with its undulating brightly colored roof. It was Barcelona’s first covered food market. Its refurbishment completed in 2005 by architecture practice of Miralles & Tagliabue. In this market, you will get to be served with some quite outstanding quality products from the stalls.
During this tour reveling in Barcelona’s Commercial tradition and culture, you will get to connect with the city’s lifestyle with all you senses. Ranging from smelling mixture and variety of fruits & vegetable produce of the Mercat Caterin, touching the mosaic tiles & clothes textures in boutiques to experiencing the taste of some nougat and cured ham among others.
You will be treated to a shopping guide & map by Barcelona Shopping line that you can use when you go back to discover other boutiques in the city. Also, you will be given a Discount card (usable even after the tour) and a 1 Euro discount for the guides visit at La Casa de la Seda.
This tour could be the start of your many shopping sprees in Barcelona.