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Barcelona: Diagonal/Passeig de Gràcia


Barcelona’s Diagonal area has everything to offer: a selection of the city’s best cafes, restaurants and bars and an eclectic mix of luxury and high-street stores that will satisfy every shopper are set against a backdrop of Antoni Gaudí’s world-renowned architecture

City Guide
Elizabeth Ferrés,

10.30am
Start the day in El Corte Inglés, Spain’s leading department store, where you can find classic Spanish brands such as Purificación Garcia, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Tous as well as Tommy Hilfiger and G-Star

11.30am
Just across the street from El Corte Inglés, you can find an exquisite multibrand boutique, La Bul. Continue down the golden mile of Spanish fashion and venture into Massimo Dutti for affordable, sophisticated elegance

12pm
Head to Loewe and fall in love with this season’s limited-edition Cherry Blossom collection

12.30pm
Detour off the Diagonal and onto Muntaner to find boutique after boutique. Check out the shoes on offer at Vogue and the miniature marvels at childrenswear boutique Neck & Neck

2pm
After a full morning of shopping, it’s time to enjoy some of the best Catalan cuisine at Velódromo restaurant on Muntaner; don’t leave without trying the mouthwatering twist on the classic Catalan dessert pa, oli, xocolata y sal

3.30pm
Heading back onto the Diagonal, be sure to check out Giorgio Armani and Conti for the best in menswear

5.30pm
Treat yourself to coffee and sweets at Pasteleria Farga

6.30pm
End your day in luxury on the Passeig de Gràcia. As you browse though the international brands such as Valentino, YSL, Chopard and Carolina Herrera, make sure you also take time out to enjoy Antoni Gaudí's beautiful creations, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera

7.30pm
Before dinner, make time to visit Catalan brand Armand Basi’s store on the Passeig de Gràcia

9pm
After a full day of shopping, dine in the midst of Gaudí at the Mussol restaurant on the Passeig de Gràcia. Meats and grilled vegetables are the restaurant’s speciality, and it also offers local delicacies such as fuet (Catalan sausage) and traditional desserts

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