Shopping in Spain

If you are a tourist en route to Spain, you’ll find that shopping can be both a boon and a bane especially if you don’t where to go and how to haggle for the best prices.

According to, Spain has something for every kind of shopper whether its electronics (Andorra) or flea market shopping (Madrid). The Hispanic nation is also a good place for textile shopping, and is one of the best places in Europe for buying leather goods. The quality of leather and craftsmanship in Spain are known for its high quality, with local artisans using traditional methods.

When it comes to fashion, Spain is the home country of internationally renowned brands such as Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Stradivarius, Bershka, Biscuit, Springfield and Adolfo Dominguez, among others. For handicraft enthusiasts, ceramics and pottery are best sourced from southern cities like Toledo and Seville. For those looking for wood carvings, coastal towns are prime offers more location-based insights.

In Madrid, shoppers from all over the world flock to the renowned El Rastro Sunday market. It is considered as the world’s biggest flea market which sells almost everything—from food to trinkets. Shopping at El Rastro is also a good way to get to know the locals and to practice some serious haggling skills.

In Barcelona, a famous shopping destination is the La Boqueria—a market that has been around for more than eight decades. It is considered as the most popular food market in Catalan country. La Boqueria is located near Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house, at the famous Rambla Street. For food lovers and culinary enthusiasts, this place is heaven. It is known for its vibrant colors and diverse offerings which will surely delight any visitor.

For shoppers in search of quirky finds, Seville is the place to go. This city in southern Spain has fashionable shops, ceramic and textile galleries and quaint boutiques while the “industrial avant garde” city of Bilbao in Basque Country in northern Spain offers “little designer boutiques waiting to be discovered.”

As in any country, it always helps to know a bit of the local language when haggling, and overall, when travelling. In the case of Spanish, the Hispanic language comes in handy in more than 20 countries around the world.

“Whether it’s for travel, for business, for work or for the plain love of learning, more people are learning Spanish because the benefits are tangible and life-long,” Salvador Ordorica, The Spanish Group general manager, said.

The Spanish Group is a California-based Spanish learning center which provides language classes for all levels as well as Spanish translation service and interpretation.

The group’s Spanish translation service focuses on Spanish to English and vice versa to ensure that a high level of quality is maintained. There is no minimum word count or fee, and revisions are packaged into the price with an optional notarization service. The Spanish Group also employs field specialized translators to handle various types of documents, be it technical, marketing, legal or medical.

For learners who wish to learn Spanish for more short-term goals such as travelling, the group also conducts tailor-fit classes.

For more information about the Spanish translation service and other language offerings, call (800) 460-1536 or visit The Spanish Group’s corporate headquarters is located at 4311 Jamboree Road, Suite 188, Newport Beach, California but classes and teachers are available all across Orange County and San Diego county.

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