Things You Need To Purchase Before Leaving Barcelona
Things you need to purchase before leaving Barcelona
If you are visiting the beautiful city of Barcelona for a limited period of time and if you have been falling in love with the city just like us, you should definitely bring home some memorable items that represent the charming Catalan city. We have listed some of the essential items that will remind you of Barcelona, whether it is practical products, something that tastes good, items that will decorate your home, or something completely different.
Something that many locals enjoy doing in Barcelona is having a drink with their loved ones after a long day of work or to celebrate the weekend. Apart from cerveza (beer), which we all know, there are several types of drinks which are very typical to have in this city. One of them is Vermouth, known as vermut in Catalan. Usually, people enjoy it before the main meal of the day with snacks such as crisps, olives or a slice of orange. It is a sweet wine that comes in red or white. Vermouth can be bought in large glass jars in wine and spirit merchants. Some cafés and bodegas even create their own, and if you are lucky, you will maybe be bringing one of their homemade versions back home to your home country. Another drink which is much appreciated in Barcelona is the cava. It is a champagne that comes in rosé and white varieties. 95% of Spain’s Cava is actually produced in Catalonia and is an important part of the local gastronomic heritage. The most popular cava amongst the locals is Brut Extra which has a dry, crisp quality and no added sugars. Bottles of cava can be bought in different wine stores around the city. Tinto de verano means ‘summer wine’ and is actually very similar to sangria, but the locals prefer drinking tinto de verano rather than sangria and it is very well accompanied by tapas. It is red wine mixed with a fizzy lemonade and can be bought in normal supermarkets and in wine stores.
Makeup does not take too much of the space in your luggage and there are many possibilities to fulfil your demands if you wish to shop either high-end or drugstore makeup before leaving, the city is full of makeup stores. If you are a makeup lover and search for some great quality makeup, you will definitely fall in love with the huge Sephora store in El Triangle shopping centre at Plaça de Catalunya. The big beauty department in El Corte Inglés is worth a visit too. If you wish to purchase cheaper drugstore makeup, there are many stores to visit like Kiko, Nyx, Lush Cosmetics, and Primor that stores many different drugstore brands such as Sleek, Revlon, Rimmel, Essence, Wet n Wild and L’Oréal. If you are on a shopping spree in the city centre or in one of the city’s shopping centres, you will for sure meet more than one makeup store.
Football is a very relevant topic in Barcelona, one of the reasons why you chose this city might have been to explore the home of FC Barcelona, see the huge Camp Nou stadium, or experience one of the world-famous team’s matches. If you are a fan of the team, or if you know someone from your family or a friend who is, buying an FC Barcelona item would be very well-chosen and obvious. You can buy FC Barcelona souvenirs in one of the many souvenir shops in the city centre or in one of the official FC Barcelona stores. In one of the three official FC Barcelona stores, you can also get your very own customized FC Barcelona shirt with your name or the name of one of your favourite players on it. The shirts come in many different sizes for both adults and children. If you want to experience some of the city’s football spirit before leaving, you should visit one of the best bars to watch a football match in Barcelona!
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