Shopping in the Eixample, Barcelona

Shopping in the Eixample, Barcelona

The Eixample district of Barcelona is primarily known for its iconic, grid-pattern street blocks. A welcome change from the old town labyrinth that is the Ciutat Vella, this neighborhood is boasting with hip restaurants, cool bars and, of course, a colorful retail landscape. Should you decide to leave the narrow streets of the gothic quarter for an afternoon of shopping, here's a list of cool shops, hand-picked by our editors, for you to discover.


  1. Norma Comics

    On the leafy boulevard that rambles towards Parc de la Ciutadella in the cultured Eixample district, Norma Comics houses an exhaustive selection of illustrations and comics for every imaginable taste and demographic. The lower…

    Passeig de Sant Joan, 7, 08010 Barcelona

  2. Colmado Múrria

    From its original Art Deco storefront, artfully arranged window displays and owner Joan Boada’s encyclopedic knowledge, Colmado Múrria is clearly no ordinary family business. On the outside, an elegant woman cradles a monkey…

    C/ Roger de Llúria, 85, 08009 Barcelona

  3. Altaïr

    Back in 1979, when Raval was better known as the Chinese quarter, Albert Padrol and his partner decided to open a small shop dedicated to their passion for travel and books. Moved by a bookshop they had once encountered near…

    Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes 616, 08007 Barcelona

  4. 177 Kensington

    This shrine to 20th-century furniture is a constantly shifting Aladdin’s cave, filled with elegant shapes and clean lines. Open since 2002, 177 Kensington is tucked away on Calle Paris, just one block from Diagonal Avenue. The…

    C/ París 177, 08036 Barcelona

  5. Nanimarquina

    First conceived by Nani Marquina herself in 1987, the eponymous rug manufacturer has since developed into a global brand with far-reaching vision. With a spacious gallery in Eixample acting as the headquarters, the label…

    C/ Roselló 256, 08037 Barcelona

  6. nordicthink

    Functionality, simplicity and beauty are the fundamentals of Scandinavian design and the basis of the philosophy behind nordicthink. Interior designer Jordi Martin set up his online store in late 2010 as a personal project to…

    C/ Consell de cent 412, 08009 Barcelona

  7. Norman Vilalta

    Discreetly tucked away in the leafy boulevards of the sophisticated Eixample district, this understated traditional workshop and showroom is one of the very few bespoke shoe designers of the city. Argentinian born Vilalta started…

    C/ Enric Granados 5, 08007 Barcelona

  8. La Castafiore

    This little corner of Italy can be found in the Eixample district, just a couple of blocks from Plaça Universitat. Named after the pasta-mad opera singer from a Tintin comic strip, La Castafiore was opened in 1981 by Pablo and…

    Carrer d' Aribau 58, 08011 Barcelona

  9. La Cuina d'en Garriga

    Helena Garriga grew up surrounded by relics of her family’s former fame as a soda syphon manufacturer, which made the Garrigas an integral part of the traditional Spanish pre-lunch vermut. Helena’s nostalgia for bygone times…

    C/ Consell de Cent 308, 08007 Barcelona