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  • Sales. Barcelona Shopping City

  • Sales. Barcelona Shopping City

Shops opening hours and Tax Free

Shops opening hours

Most of Barcelona's shops open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm, although smaller shops close on Saturday afternoons. In the city centre, most shops remain open at lunchtime.
Shopping centres and department stores open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 10pm.
Shops in the following tourist areas are allowed to open on Sunday and public holidays, from 12 noon to 8pm, from 15th May to 15th September inclusive:

  • Ciutat Vella: El Raval, el Gòtic, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and La Ribera and La Barceloneta.
  • Eixample: la Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample, l'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample, la Dreta de l'Eixample, La Sagrada Família, el Fort Pienc and Sant Antoni.
  • Sants-Montjuïc: Sants, Hostafrancs, Poble Sec and Font de la Guatlla.
  • Les Corts.
  • Sarrià-Sant Gervasi: Sant Gervasi-Galvany and Putxet i el Farró.
  • Gràcia: la Vila de Gràcia, La Salut, el Camp d'en Grassot, Gràcia Nova and Vallcarca i els Penitents.
  • Horta-Guinardó: Baix Guinardó.
  • Sant Martí: la Vila Olímpica del Poblenou, el Poblenou, Parc and Llacuna del Poblenou, Diagonal Mar and Fòrum Marítim del Poblenou.

In addition, Sundays and holidays detailed below, shops throughout the city are authorized to open:

  • January 2 and 9
  • June 6
  • August 15
  • September 26
  • November 27
  • December 4, 8, 11 and 18

For the year 2023:

  • January 8
  • November 1 and 26
  • December 3, 6, 8, 10, 17, 24 and 31


In Barcelona there are two main sales periods when the shops offer discounts. The dates of the 2022 sales are as follows:

  • Summer sales: 1st July-31st August
  • Winter sales: 7th January-31st March

Tax Free

Non-EU residents can request a tax-free cheque when they make a purchase and obtain a VAT refund from one of the offices in the city centre:

  • Tourist Information Centre in Plaça de Catalunya
    Plaça de Catalunya, 17-S
    Checks accepted: Innova Tax Free, Travel Tax Free, Global Blue & Planet.

    Innova Tax Free & Travel Tax Free opening hours: daily, from 8.30am to 8pm
    Global Blue & Planet opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 8pm


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