Surely you’ve already heard of Black Friday. This day indicates the beginning of Christmas shopping season and takes place right after Thanksgiving. It began in the United States to encourage people to shop after months of red numbers. Nowadays, and thanks to the new technologies, it is a campaign celebrated all over the world, even in Spain.
There are many businesses and shops in Barcelona that have adopted Black Friday in order to improve the Christmas shopping season.
Barcelona is a perfect city for shopping and the majority of establishments will offer special discounts for this day. We briefly summarize the best shopping areas in Barcelona to make the most of Black Friday:
Black Friday at Avenida Diagonal’s shopping centers
The 11 km long Avenida Diagonal, apart from being one of Barcelona’s main avenues, ??houses several shopping centers. It doesn’t matter in which neighbourhood you’re staying, yo sure will be close to one! The main shopping centers are:
- El Corte Inglés:
Encontrarás uno justo en la Plaza Francesc Macià ( Av. Diagonal, 471), y otro en el barrio de les Corts (Avinguda Diagonal, 617). Es el centro comercial más famoso del país y hay una decena en toda la ciudad. También es uno de los máximos impulsores del Black Friday, así que las ofertas están garantizadas.
You will find one right at Francesc Macià Place (Av. Diagonal, 471), and another one in the neighborhood of Les Corts (Avinguda Diagonal, 617). It is the most famous shopping center in the country and there are a dozen buildings across the whole city. It is also one of the first supporters of Black Friday, so the offers are guaranteed.
- Illa Diagonal
You will find this mall just a few minutes away from El Corte Inglés (Av. Diagonal 557) and is a perfect shopping center to go with children, since it has a lot of open spaces and playgrounds.
This shopping center is located in the neighborhood of Poblenou (Avenida Diagonal, 208) and has been reopened today after months of renovations. So, in addition to being able to enjoy their special prices, you’ll be able to see one of the most modern malls of the city.
- Diagonal Mar
At the other side of the avenue, you’ll find Diagonal Mar shopping center (Av. Diagonal, 3), located in the homonymous neighborhood of the city. It is further away than the rest of the malls, but it has a wide range of shops and is one of the largest.
Enjoy Black Friday at Passeig de Gràcia and Plaza Catalunya
Passeig de Gràcia is the avenuepar excellence for shopping in Barcelona. It is the home to the most luxurious stores and the most precious brands, such as Tiffany’s or Michael Kors, and also to the latest newcomers like Uniqlo. For fashion lovers it is almost mandatory to stroll down this street during Black Friday. In addition, you can also visit the modernist works of Gaudí, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, among other emblematic monuments of the city.
Going down Passeig de Gràcies, you’ll arrive at Plaza Catalunya. Around the square there are several shopping centers, such as the already mentioned Corte Inglés, and El Triangle, among a long list of clothing stores, such as H&M and Zara.
You can also visit the FNAC, the best-known technology and culture store in Barcelona and the Apple Store. In these stores you will surely find very succulent Black Friday discounts.
Spend a relaxing Black Friday in Barcelona’s Born neighborhood
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of large stores and go shopping in local shops, we recommend that you take a tour of one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the city: El Born. There you will discover very original local shops that will also offer special discounts.
Celebrate Black Friday at Palau Dalmases
Once you have finished shopping, you can go to the Picasso museum, have dinner at a restaurant, or enjoy a fantastic flamenco show at Palau Dalmases; a beautiful baroque palace whose flamenco show has been awarded with the Expert’s Choice Awards 2017.