Bargain-hunters and brand-name lovers have one more destination they should add to their list of must-dos while in Barcelona: La Roca Village. Situated just over 30 minutes northeast of the coastal metropolis, and on the way to Costa Brava, the village-like shopping center is home to more than 130 boutiques, offering deals of up to 60% off retail price.
What you’ll find there is an open-air town of sorts packed with shops by high-end international brand names, and that sell products ranging from clothes to furnishings and other goods. La Roca also has a selection of quality restaurants and cafes to keep you fueled during your shopping excursion. To maximize your visit, note that there are a few stores located just outside the village as well.
La Roca Village can be easily reached from Barcelona by car, via the shopping center’s own Shopping Express shuttle, or by public bus (though a one-way journey will take considerably longer — roughly an hour and half versus just 30 minutes).