Shopping in Spain (Best Places + What to Buy? + Local Advice)

Here you can read our guide on the shops, stores, shopping malls, markets, souvenirs and the best items to buy and places for shopping in Spain. Travellers may find variety of world famous and quality shops, brand stores, department stores, shopping malls, street markets and flea markets in all regions of Spain.

What to Buy in Spain?

Souvenirs, ceramics, Spanish guitar, traditional Spanish hand fan, handicrafts, metal stuff related with Toledo, Spanish sword, fashion clothing and leather products, local wines, variety of food are the popular shopping items in Spain.

Spain also has very deep handicrafts heritage. Travellers may find great ceramics and pottery products in all regions of Spain. Andalucia, El Bisbal in Catalonia, Paterna and Manises near Valencia and Talavera de la Reina in Castilla-La Mancha are the leading places for ceramics in Spain.


Antonio Miro, Lydia Delgado, Josep font, Adolfo Dominguez and Loewe luxury brands’ boutiques mostly can best be found in Barcelona and Madrid as well as other fashion brands of Zara, Mango and Massimo Dutti in allregions of Spain. Traditional Spanish shoes of Espadrille can best be found in Majorca.

Small shops in Spain are mostly open between Monday-Saturday from 10.00-14.00 and 17.00-20.00 and are closed during mid-day. Except Christmas and special discount days, all shops are closed on Sundays in Spain.

The street markets and flea markets in Spain are also very popular. Travellers may find variety of great food, antiques, handicrafts and special stuff at the street and flea markets of Spain. The flea markets are called “Mercadillo”. El Rastro Flea Market in Madrid are amongst the best one in Spain.


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Spain is also the leading country for wines in the world after Italy. Popular wine regions are Penedes (red, white and cava), Priorat (red), Rias Baixas (white), Ribera del Duero (red), Rioja (red) and Toro (white). The popular Sherry drink is Jerez region’s special.

As for shopping centers, El Corte Ingles are the chain shopping mall in all Spain that worth visiting. It has branches in many Spanish cities.


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