SHOPS & LEISURE

         Sometimes, even in a short city break, we see ourselves in need of giving ourselves a whim, going to our favorite coffee bar, we just want to this awesome vintage shops to take a special memories from our trip, or maybe we realize that we need a haircut and why not, perhaps, suddenly we fancy an afternoon skating watching by the sea, anything is possible!

This is a small list of whims or desires that, without being planned, become part of our adventure.

If there is something that you feel like doing and do not see it here write me, I will do my best to satisfy your wishes,

JUST…

 2 have a Spa Treatment

BALI SPIRIT – SPA LOUNGE: I received a wonderful java herbal massage, 100% satisfied, from the minute you enter the center a sensory experience begins, difficult to explain, my therapist, Indah  toke care of the last detail to make me enjoy my therapy, and she ended up offering me a delicious tea Which I enjoyed to the fullest. The centre is extremely well-kept and totally worth it to visit.

Aribau, 59 – 08011 Barcelona T.: (+34) 93 451 70 85

 2 Get a haircut

THE BARBER SHOP for Him; to have a haircut or even a even a fabulous beard trim

 

 

 
LE SALON & TORO for her: the best option for a outstanding hair cut, hair treatment, hair up… for the ladies according to my best girls friends.
 

 2 Shop

 Main streets;
-Portal del Angel
-Paseo de Gracia
-Rambla de Cataluña
-Diagonal
 
Alternative  and exclusive shops
El born, around Paseo del born y Mercado del Born there are many small and exclusive shops for this special gift to yourself or your beloved ones, La comercial is my number 1 at el Born.
 
 
Outlets
-Calle Girona, there are many outlets shops in this street, starting in Gran via towards El Born.
La roca village, It is a beautiful outlet shopping mall with more than 130 of the most exclusives boutiques, like Armani, Burberry, Balli and it is about 40 min. from Barcelona. 
 
Vintage
Raval is the area with the main vintage shops, especially  Flamingo; calle Ferlandina 20 & Tallers 31 (Raval)
 
Shopping mall
 
-Diagonal mar; Avenida Diagonal 3
-La illa; Avenida Diagonal 557
Las arenas; Plaza de España
El Triangle; Plaza de Cataluña
Les Glorias; Avenida Diagonal 208 .There is a remarkable food court at this mall
Maremagnun;Moll de España 5, right at the end of Ramblas, by the sea, open 365 days
 

2 work out

There are many new low-cost gyms in the city, which are actually fully and well equipped, like Duet fir, Gym for less… but if you want just 1/2 day pass I recommend to use this app or web page where you find the most of then with special prices for short-term use, Gym for less
 

2 watch a movie on BSO

-Cines Icaria; Av Icaria
Cines Renoir Floridablanca; Calle Floridablanca
Cines verdi; calle verdi 32
 
 

2 eat in other people houses

This is a new proposal that I find very interesting; Viz Eat, Eat with 

2 rent a bike

This is a lovely activity to do in Barcelona highly recommended, there are many places to do so, I am  listing some of the city center ones, just because they have easy access;
Budget Bikes; Balmes 14, Estruc 38,  Plaza de la llana 3 and Nou de la Rambla 103
Barcelona Rent a Bike; Paseo de Luis Companys 23, Paseo Juan de Borbon 35 , Tallers 25 and Jovellanos 1
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2 Skate

If you like to skate, Barcelona offers some spectacular routes to enjoy this activity, I recommend especially the beach, and Diagonal, as they are totally flat areas and with incredible views.This is an amazing way to explore the city at the same time you enjoy skating. You certainly will find other skaters along the way, as this activity has grown a lot in the last few years.These are two of the routes I am proposing but the sky is the limit, so GO TEAM GO!
  To rent skates, around the shopping mall, El Centro de la Villa, Avenida de Icaria,  you can rent it at; 
 
There are  2 main gathering points for  skateboarding lovers in Barcelona, one is at Macba Museum and the other one at Marbella Beach Park.

 

2 find  your favorites brands

STARBUCKS

          There are brands we can not live without it, and when we travel, we are afraid we will not survive our trip without our starbucks coffee, for example.

          DO NOT WORRY, we do have Starbucks shops all over the city, this is the list of Starbucks shops in Barcelona;

Comptal 32

Rambla Canaletas 109

Via laetana 32

Ronda de Sant Pere 17

Ferran 25

Pelayo 13

Rambla de cataluña 10

Plaza Universidad 2

Consejo de ciento 343

Maremagnun shooping Mall

Paseo de Gracia 97

Plaza Sagrada Familia 19

Av. Diagonal Mar 3

Plaza Frances Macia 7

Av. Diagonal 208

Av.Diagonal 640

Av.Diagonal 635

Av.Diagonal 593

La Maquinista shooping Mall