40 Best Barcelona Souvenirs: What to Buy For Great Gifts

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Barcelona is a shopper’s dream, especially if you’re hunting for souvenirs to remember your trip by. This city is brimming with all sorts of cool stuff, from handmade crafts that show off the local talent to classic souvenirs that scream ‘Barcelona’.

I live in Spain and have brought a ton of friends and family to Barcelona, which has given me the chance to, through them, find some really awesome spots to pick up unique keepsakes and gifts.

And that’s why I’m going to let you in on my favorite picks for Barcelona souvenirs and gifts. We’re talking about items that capture the essence of the city, the stuff that’ll keep your Barcelona memories fresh long after you’re back home.

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Best souvenirs to buy in Barcelona

1. Porrón


Let me tell you that there’s no better way to dive into the local culture than by experiencing the age-old tradition of drinking from a porrón! While this quirky glass pitcher with its tapered spout is commonly used to decant wine, you shouldn’t miss out the tradition of starting the meal by pouring the delicious Catalan wine directly into your mouth. 

You’ll find beautiful porrones in various designs throughout the city, making it the perfect Barcelona souvenir for both wine enthusiasts and those looking to take home a piece of the region’s rich history.

Cava, the Spanish sparkling wine that rivals champagne, is a must-try when in Barcelona! With its effervescent character and delightfully refreshing taste, it’s the perfect accompaniment to Barcelona’s sunny days and vibrant nights. 

Pick up a bottle or two (or three) from local wine shops or why not visit a nearby vineyard to see the magic behind this bubbly delight. You’ll find a wide range of cavas to suit any palate, making it an ideal souvenir to reminisce about your Barcelona adventure or share with loved ones back home.

3. Wine from Priorat or Penedès


Barcelona is a city that’s not only rich in culture but also in exquisite wine. If you’re looking to take a piece of Catalonia’s liquid gold back home, look no further than wines from the Priorat or Penedès regions. 

These world-renowned wine regions boast unique terroirs and produce some of the finest wines Spain has to offer.

Priorat wines, with their intense flavors and minerality, have a reputation for being powerful and robust. Penedès, on the other hand, offers a diverse selection of wines ranging from crisp whites to full-bodied reds, catering to every wine lover’s taste. 

Don’t miss the chance to discover these exceptional wines and make sure to grab a bottle or two as a great reminder of your Barcelona experience.

wine, cheese and jamon as examples of what to buy as Barcelona souvenirs

4. Jewelry from Bagués Masriera

Barcelona is a city that’s synonymous with art and beauty (not to mention that the luxury shopping in Barcelona is pretty iconic in itself), and what better way to carry a piece of that enchantment with you than through the exquisite jewelry creations of Bagués Masriera? 

This iconic brand has been crafting stunning Art Nouveau and Modernisme-inspired pieces since the 19th century, showcasing the vibrant spirit of the city in each of their designs.

When you step into a Bagués Masriera store, you’re greeted with a treasure trove of intricate enamel work, colorful gemstones, and timeless designs. Whether you’re searching for a statement piece or a delicate memento, Bagués Masriera’s jewelry collection is a unique and unforgettable Barcelona souvenir that will keep you reminiscing about the city’s magic every time you wear it.

a beautiful winged jewelry as an example of Barcelona souvenirs
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5. Jamón Ibérico


There’s no denying that Spain is known for its mouth-watering cuisine, and one of its gastronomic gems is undoubtedly Jamón Ibérico – a delectable cured ham that’s sure to leave your taste buds dancing. I can tell you from experience that this is a souvenir that will make you very popular with friends and family when you bring it back home.

Sourced from the prized Ibérico pigs, this ham is renowned for its rich, nutty flavor and velvety texture that melts in your mouth.

Head to one of the city’s many specialty shops or, for the best shopping in Barcelona for edible souvenirs, go to a local market to pick up some vacuum-sealed Jamón Ibérico and bring a slice of Barcelona’s culinary scene back home with you.

6. Olive Oil


No trip to Barcelona is complete without experiencing the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean, and at the heart of it all is the region’s liquid gold – olive oil. This staple ingredient has been deeply rooted in Spanish culture for centuries and has become a symbol of the Mediterranean lifestyle.

During your Barcelona adventure, be sure to visit local markets or specialty stores to discover the vast array of olive oils available. From fruity and mild to peppery and robust, there’s an olive oil to suit every palate. 

Choose a beautifully-packaged bottle as a souvenir for yourself or as a thoughtful gift for someone special. This versatile liquid gold isn’t only a delightful reminder of your time in Barcelona but also a versatile addition to your kitchen, elevating your culinary creations to new heights.

7. Caganer

If you’re looking for a truly unique souvenir, then look no further than the Caganer – a cheeky figurine that’s a tradition in Catalonia (really, look it up if you don’t believe me) for adding a touch of humor to the traditional nativity scene. 

This quirky little character is often depicted near the back of the nativity scene. While everyone’s busy up the front, you’ll grab a glance of him, squatting down, pants around their ankles, in the act of… well, let’s just say “fertilizing the soil.”

One of the best aspects of the Caganer is that you can find them in the likeness of virtually anyone you’ve ever heard of, including famous politicians, celebrities, and historical figures from around the world. These playful figurines make for a fun and lighthearted souvenir or gift that’s bound to spark conversations for years to come.

Caganer an example of Barcelona souvenirs
A caganer. Yes, he goes into a nativity scene like this. Yes, he’s considered very normal in Barcelona. I promise, I’m not tricking you – this is totally a thing here.
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8. Caga Tió

And just to continue the theme somewhat…embrace the magic of Catalan Christmas traditions by bringing home your very own Caga Tió, also known as, yes, the “pooping log”. This adorable wooden log with a painted face and red hat is more than just a cute little decoration – it’s a cherished part of Catalan folklore and a unique way to celebrate the holiday season.

How it works is that, during the weeks leading up to Christmas, families “feed” their Caga Tió with fruit and other treats, covering it with a blanket to keep it warm. Then, on Christmas Eve, children gather around to “encourage” the log to “release” its hidden treasures by singing traditional songs and smacking it with a stick.

When they lift the blanket – hey, look at that, all that fruit’s been great for his constitution as look at the presents he’s “produced”!

Yep, it’s weird. But it’s also going to be the most memorable Christmas tradition that anyone’s ever heard of when you tell them (well, maybe alongside the Caganer above), making it a great Barcelona souvenir, especially if you’re here over the holidays. 

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9. Espardenyes


Step into the world of Catalan fashion with a pair of traditional Espardenyes – a versatile and comfortable footwear staple that has been adorning the feet of locals for centuries. These handcrafted shoes, made from canvas and esparto grass, are as stylish as they are practical, making them the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

You’ll find Espardenyes in a variety of colors, patterns, and designs throughout the city’s markets and boutiques, ensuring there’s a pair to match every taste and outfit. I definitely recommend picking up a pair (or two) to bring home as a fashionable reminder of your time spent in this vibrant city.

10. Espadrilles


Espadrilles, the chic and modern cousin of the traditional Espardenyes, are a must-have souvenir for any fashion-forward traveler. With their canvas upper and jute rope sole, these stylish shoes embody the essence of Mediterranean fashion while offering unbeatable comfort.

Available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and styles, you’re sure to find the perfect pair of espadrilles to suit your taste. Whether you’re wandering the charming streets of Barcelona or attending a summer garden party back home, these effortlessly stylish shoes will have you feeling like you’re walking on sunshine.

someone wearing Espadrilles
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11. Gaudí Coffee Table Book

There’s no denying the profound impact that Antoni Gaudí, the iconic Catalan architect, has had on Barcelona’s cityscape. From the awe-inspiring Sagrada Família to the whimsical Park Güell, Gaudí’s masterpieces are a must-see for any visitor. 

So to immortalize the magic of his work, why not bring home a stunning Gaudí coffee table book? These beautifully curated books showcase Gaudí’s most extraordinary creations in vivid detail, allowing you to relive the wonder of his architectural genius time and time again. 

A Gaudí coffee table book makes for an elegant and sophisticated souvenir that will not only captivate your guests but also serve as a constant reminder of your unforgettable Barcelona adventure.

12. Picasso Print


As the birthplace of the legendary artist Pablo Picasso, Barcelona is a haven for art enthusiasts. The Picasso Museum, located in the heart of the city, houses an extensive collection of the artist’s masterpieces, providing a fascinating insight into his life and artistic journey.

To commemorate your visit to this iconic museum, consider bringing home a Picasso print as a timeless souvenir. Choose from a wide range of prints featuring the artist’s most celebrated works, allowing you to add a touch of Picasso’s genius to your own personal art collection. 

This exquisite memento will not only serve as a beautiful reminder of your Barcelona experience but also as an inspiring piece of art for your home.

13. Joan Miró Wall Art


Picasso isn’t the only famous artist to come out of Barcelona, as you can also celebrate Barcelona’s rich artistic heritage by adorning your walls with the vibrant and imaginative works of Joan Miró, another of the city’s cherished artists. Miró’s unmistakable style, characterized by his bold use of color and whimsical shapes, adds a touch of surrealism to any space.

Whether you choose a print, poster, or even a reproduction of one of his renowned tapestries, Joan Miró wall art is a captivating souvenir that will instantly transport you back to the lively streets and galleries of Barcelona. Embrace the creativity and spirit of this beloved artist, and let your home be a canvas for his enchanting masterpieces.

Joan Miró Wall Art one of the best Barcelona souvenirs
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14. FC Barcelona Shirt


No visit to Barcelona is complete without experiencing the electric atmosphere of a football match at the iconic Camp Nou, home to the world-famous FC Barcelona. To keep the excitement alive long after you’ve left the stadium, bring home an official FC Barcelona shirt as a sporty and spirited souvenir.

You can wear your shirt with pride and show your support for the legendary team, fondly remembering the energy and passion you experienced during your time in the city. 

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or simply want to embrace Barcelona’s infectious team spirit, an FC Barcelona shirt is a must-have memento of your trip.

15. Romesco Sauce


Barcelona’s culinary scene is as diverse and flavorful as the city itself, and one of its signature delights is Romesco sauce. This versatile and zesty sauce, made from roasted red peppers, tomatoes, almonds, and garlic, is a staple in Catalan cuisine and a delicious addition to any dish.

Head to a local market or gourmet shop and pick up a jar (or several) of this scrumptious sauce to bring home. From grilled vegetables to seafood dishes, Romesco sauce will add a burst of flavor to your meals and remind you of the mouthwatering tastes you enjoyed in Barcelona.

16. Handmade Grating Plate for Pa amb Tomàquet

Experience the simple yet satisfying pleasure of pa amb tomàquet – a traditional Catalan dish of bread rubbed with ripe tomatoes and drizzled with olive oil – by bringing home a handmade grating plate. These beautifully crafted ceramic plates are designed to help you easily prepare this delicious dish, making them both functional and decorative.

What’s great is that you can also use it for other things too, like grating ginger and garlic!

And with your very own grating plate, you’ll be able to recreate the flavors of Barcelona in your own kitchen, sharing this beloved dish with friends and family while reminiscing about your travels.

a typical breakfast on Barcelona
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17. Paella Pan


Although paella may not originate from Barcelona, it’s still a quintessential Spanish dish that’s widely enjoyed throughout the country. To recreate this flavorful and festive meal at home, consider picking up an authentic paella pan during your visit to Barcelona.

These shallow, wide pans are specifically designed for cooking paella, ensuring that the dish’s signature crispy bottom layer, known as the “socarrat,” is achieved to perfection. While paella may not be native to Barcelona, it’s still a delicious representation of Spanish cuisine and a fantastic way to share your culinary adventures with friends and family.

(That said, they can be quite big so may be an issue for your luggage. If that’s you, it’s very easy to order one online and have it delivered to you.)

18. Queso Manchego


You can’t leave Spain without trying the country’s most famous cheese, Queso Manchego. Made from the milk of Manchega sheep, this delectable cheese boasts a buttery texture and a rich, slightly tangy flavor that’s simply irresistible. 

Head to one of Barcelona’s bustling markets or specialty cheese shops to find a delicious wedge of this Spanish delight to take home with you. Once you share this cheesy treasure with friends and family, perhaps savoring it alongside a glass of Spanish wine, you’ll soon be reminiscing about your unforgettable Barcelona experience.

19. Anything from Zara

Fashionistas, rejoice! Shopping at Zara in its home country of Spain means scoring stylish clothing and accessories at a fraction of the cost you’d find elsewhere. 

And Barcelona is home to several Zara stores, making it the perfect place to update your wardrobe while enjoying some serious savings. Just visit one of the malls in Barcelona and there’s bound to be a Zara there.

Browse the latest trends and timeless pieces, and treat yourself to a shopping spree you can feel good about. There’s nothing quite like flaunting your fabulous finds from Zara, knowing you snagged them at unbeatable prices in the heart of Barcelona.

dress display in Zara boutique
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20. Hand-painted Ceramics

Barcelona’s colorful hand-painted ceramics are a true reflection of the city’s vibrant character and artistic flair. From decorative plates and bowls to intricate mosaic tiles, these exquisite pieces are a stunning addition to any home.

Visit the many artisan shops and markets around the city to find a unique piece that speaks to your style. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece or a charming keepsake, these hand-painted ceramics are a beautiful and functional reminder of your time spent in Barcelona.

21. Avarcas


Originally from the island of Menorca, Avarcas are a popular and stylish footwear choice throughout Spain. These comfortable leather sandals, characterized by their distinctive slingback design, make for a fashionable and practical souvenir.

You’ll find Avarcas in a variety of colors, materials, and patterns in Barcelona’s many shoe stores and markets. Slip into a pair of these iconic sandals and bring home a piece of Spain’s Mediterranean style that you can enjoy all summer long.

22. Lladró Porcelain Figurines


Lladró, a world-renowned Spanish brand, has been crafting delicate and intricate porcelain figurines for over six decades. These exquisite pieces, often depicting scenes of love, family, and nature, make for a timeless and elegant souvenir.

Visit a Lladró boutique in Barcelona to browse their extensive collection of beautiful figurines, and choose a piece that resonates with your heart. A Lladró porcelain figurine isn’t only a stunning addition to your home but also a cherished memento that will forever remind you of the enchanting city of Barcelona.

Porcelain figurines one of the best Barcelona souvenirs
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23. Saffron


Saffron, often referred to as “red gold,” is one of the world’s most sought-after and expensive spices. This precious ingredient, known for its rich flavor and vibrant color, is an essential component of many Spanish dishes, such as paella. 

While in Barcelona, be sure to pick up a small jar of high-quality saffron to take home as a fragrant and valuable souvenir. You’ll be able to use this luxurious spice to add a touch of Spanish flair to your own culinary creations, and impress your friends and family with the tantalizing flavors of Barcelona.

24. Watercolor Paintings of Barcelona Landmarks


What better way to remember your time in Barcelona than with a beautiful watercolor painting depicting the city’s iconic landmarks? These charming works of art capture the essence of Barcelona, from the stunning architecture of Gaudí’s masterpieces to the bustling streets of the Gothic Quarter.

Browse the many galleries and markets throughout the city to find a watercolor painting that speaks to your heart, and bring home a visual reminder of your unforgettable Barcelona adventure. Displayed in your home, these captivating scenes will transport you back to the magic of the city each time you gaze upon them.

25. Turrón


Turrón, a traditional Spanish confection made from almonds, honey, sugar, and egg whites, is a beloved holiday treat that can be enjoyed year-round. This delectable sweet comes in a variety of flavors and textures, from the smooth and creamy Jijona-style turrón to the crunchy Alicante-style variety.

Visit one of Barcelona’s many candy shops or markets to sample and select the perfect turrón for you. Share this sweet souvenir with friends and family, or indulge in a piece yourself as you reminisce about the delightful tastes of Barcelona.

a plate of turron one of the best Barcelona souvenirs
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26. Carquinyolis

Carquinyolis are a traditional Catalan biscuit, similar to Italian biscotti, made from a delightful mix of almonds, sugar, and flour. These crunchy treats are perfect for dunking in your morning coffee or enjoying alongside a glass of sweet dessert wine.

Pick up a package of these delightful biscuits from a local bakery or market to bring home a taste of Catalan tradition. Share them with friends and family, or savor them yourself as a tasty reminder of your time in Barcelona.

27. Sobrasada


Sobrasada, a spreadable cured sausage originating from the Balearic Islands, is a flavorful and popular Spanish delicacy. Made from ground pork, paprika, and a blend of spices, this rich and savory treat is often enjoyed spread on crusty bread or used as a unique ingredient in various dishes.

Head to one of Barcelona’s bustling markets or specialty shops to find a high-quality sobrasada to take home. Share this delicious souvenir with friends and family as you recreate the flavors of you r Barcelona experience in your own kitchen.

28. Tapas Recipe Book


There’s no better way to immerse yourself in Spanish culture than by enjoying the delicious tradition of tapas. These small, flavorful dishes are perfect for sharing and exploring the incredible variety of Spanish cuisine. 

So to recreate the magic of Barcelona’s tapas bars in your own kitchen, why not pick up a tapas recipe book during your visit? You’ll be able to delight your friends and family with mouthwatering dishes like patatas bravas, croquetas, and pan con tomate. 

This culinary memento will not only help you hone your cooking skills but also serve as a tasty reminder of your unforgettable Barcelona adventure.

tapa recipe book one of the best Barcelona souvenirs

29. Vermouth

Vermouth, a fortified wine flavored with aromatic herbs and spices, is a popular aperitif in Spain and a quintessential part of the Barcelona experience. Enjoyed before meals to stimulate the appetite, this classic drink is often served over ice with a twist of orange and an olive.

Visit a local wine shop or market to find a bottle of Spanish vermouth to take home with you. Share this spirited souvenir with friends and family while reminiscing about your time spent sipping vermouth in Barcelona’s lively plazas.

30. Lolea Sangria

Nothing says “Spanish summer” quite like a glass of refreshing sangria, and Lolea’s artisanal sangria is a standout choice. Made from high-quality wine, real fruit, and natural ingredients, Lolea Sangria is a delightful blend of flavors that can be enjoyed all year round.

Pick up a bottle (or two) of Lolea Sangria in Barcelona to bring home a taste of Spanish sunshine. This fruity and delicious drink is perfect for sharing at backyard barbecues or simply sipping on a lazy afternoon, evoking memories of your sun-soaked Barcelona getaway.

31. Pedro Ximénez Wine

Pedro Ximénez, a sweet and velvety dessert wine made from sun-dried grapes, is a decadent treat beloved by wine enthusiasts. This rich and complex wine, with its notes of dried fruits, toffee, and chocolate, is perfect for savoring alongside dessert or simply enjoyed on its own.

Visit a local wine shop in Barcelona to find a bottle of Pedro Ximénez to take home as a luxurious souvenir. Share this delectable wine with friends and family, and let the indulgent flavors transport you back to the enchanting streets of Barcelona.

a bottle of Pedro Ximénez Wine one of the best Barcelona souvenirs
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32. Amatller Chocolate


Amatller Chocolate, a Barcelona-based chocolatier with over 200 years of history, is renowned for its exquisite chocolates and beautifully designed packaging. From creamy milk chocolate bars to rich dark chocolate bonbons, Amatller offers a wide range of delectable treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Visit one of Amatller’s charming shops in Barcelona to find the perfect chocolate souvenir to take home. Whether you’re sharing these delicious treats with loved ones or indulging in them yourself, Amatller Chocolate is a delightful reminder of the decadent flavors you discovered during your Barcelona travels.

33. Liqueur of Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana, a delectable Spanish dessert similar to crème brûlée, is known for its rich, creamy custard and caramelized sugar topping. Capture the essence of this classic dessert in a bottle by bringing home a liqueur of Crema Catalana. This sweet and velvety liqueur is perfect for sipping after dinner or adding to your favorite coffee for an indulgent twist.

Visit a local liquor store or market in Barcelona to find this delightful liqueur, and share the taste of Crema Catalana with friends and family as you reminisce about the delicious flavors of your trip.

34. 3D Sagrada Familia Puzzle Set


Bring a piece of Barcelona’s architectural genius home with you in the form of a 3D Sagrada Familia puzzle set. This fun and interactive souvenir allows you to recreate Gaudí’s iconic masterpiece, brick by brick, right in your own living room.

Not only is the 3D puzzle a fantastic keepsake, but it also provides hours of entertainment for the whole family. Once completed, display your mini Sagrada Familia as a striking reminder of your unforgettable time in Barcelona.

3D Sagrada Familia puzzle set is one of the best Barcelona souvenirs
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35. Park Güell Lizard Toy

The vibrant and whimsical lizard sculpture that greets visitors at Park Güell is one of Gaudí’s most recognizable creations. Bring home a piece of this iconic Barcelona landmark with a Park Güell lizard toy. These colorful and playful toys are perfect for children or simply as a fun and quirky addition to your home decor.

Find a Park Güell lizard toy at one of the many souvenir shops around Barcelona, and let this charming creature be a constant reminder of your magical time in the city.

36. Gaudí-inspired Ceramic Tiles


The incredible tile work in Barcelona, much of it created by the legendary Antoni Gaudí, is an essential part of the city’s artistic charm. Bring home a piece of this vibrant and intricate beauty with Gaudí-inspired ceramic tiles.

Available in various designs and colors, these stunning tiles make a unique and eye-catching addition to any home. Use them as coasters, trivets, or even incorporate them into a backsplash or tiled surface to infuse your space with the unmistakable spirit of Barcelona.

37. Churros and Chocolate Mix


No trip to Barcelona is complete without indulging in the irresistible combination of churros and chocolate. To recreate this mouthwatering treat at home, pick up a churros and chocolate mix from a local supermarket or gourmet shop.

With this delicious mix in hand, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of warm, golden churros and rich, velvety chocolate sauce in no time. Share this indulgent Spanish delight with friends and family, or savor it yourself as a scrumptious reminder of your time in Barcelona.

Churros one of the best Barcelona souvenirs

38. Spanish Hand Fans


Beat the heat in style with a beautiful Spanish hand fan. These elegant and functional accessories come in a wide range of designs, from traditional lace and floral motifs to bold, contemporary patterns. Whether you’re attending a formal event or simply enjoying a leisurely summer stroll, a Spanish hand fan is the perfect way to keep cool and make a fashion statement.

Visit one of the many fan shops or souvenir stalls in Barcelona to find a fan that reflects your personal style. This lovely keepsake will not only remind you of your time in Spain but also add a touch of Spanish flair to your everyday life.

39. Barcelona Coloring Book


A Barcelona coloring book is a fantastic souvenir for both kids and adults alike, allowing you to explore the city’s iconic landmarks and scenes through a creative and relaxing activity. From the whimsical shapes of Gaudí’s architecture to the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, a Barcelona coloring book is a delightful way to relive your memories and make them uniquely yours.

Pick up a coloring book at one of the city’s numerous bookstores or souvenir shops, and enjoy hours of artistic fun while reminiscing about your unforgettable Barcelona adventure.

40. Castanets


Embrace the rhythm of Spanish culture with a pair of traditional castanets. These handheld percussion instruments, made from wood or plastic, are an essential part of flamenco music and dance. Though flamenco may be more closely associated with southern Spain, you’ll still find castanets in Barcelona’s souvenir shops, ready to transport you to the heart of Spanish tradition.

Bring home a pair of castanets, and you’ll have a playful and musical memento of your time in Barcelona. Share the vibrant sounds and energy of Spain with your friends and family as you click and clack your way through your favorite flamenco tunes.

Castanets one of the bet Barcelona souvenirs


Where to Buy Food Souvenirs in Barcelona?

Barcelona is a paradise for food lovers, offering an incredible array of delicious souvenirs to bring home. From artisanal chocolates to savory cured meats, you’ll find mouthwatering treats at every turn. To make your search easier, here’s a list of some fantastic spots to buy food souvenirs in the city:

  • La Boqueria Market: One of Barcelona’s most famous markets, offering a wide range of local delicacies such as jamón ibérico, cheese, olive oil, and sweets.
  • Most supermarkets: It might sound odd, but most supermarkets in Barcelona will have many of the food souvenirs you’re looking for. Sure, they may not always be the best of the best, but they taste great and at least you know the products will be packed for transport, making it easier to get them home in one piece.
  • Colmado Múrria: A traditional gourmet shop, specializing in high-quality Spanish products, including saffron, turron, and canned seafood.
  • Casa Gispert: A historic shop with a wide variety of nuts, dried fruits, spices, and chocolates, as well as its own brand of olive oil and vinegars.
  • Vila Viniteca: A wine shop with an extensive selection of Spanish wines, cava, and spirits, as well as gourmet food products.
  • Granja Dulcinea: A famous churreria where you can buy churros and chocolate mix to recreate this Spanish delight at home.
  • Chök: A chocolate shop offering creative and delicious treats, such as truffles, chocolate bars, and gourmet cookies.
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Where Are the Best Souvenir Shops in Barcelona?

Barcelona is brimming with unique and charming souvenir shops, where you can find the perfect memento of your trip. Whether you’re looking for handcrafted ceramics, Gaudí-inspired items, or traditional Spanish crafts, these shops have you covered. 

Here’s a list of some of the best souvenir shops in Barcelona:

  • La Manual Alpargatera: A historic shop specializing in traditional espadrilles, a perfect footwear souvenir from Spain.
  • Ceramica Creativa: A delightful shop offering a wide range of handmade ceramics, including Gaudí-inspired tiles and tableware.
  • El Ingenio: A quirky and fascinating store selling traditional Catalan crafts, such as castanets, wooden toys, and handmade puppets.
  • Papiroga: A contemporary jewelry shop featuring colorful and imaginative designs, inspired by the city’s vibrant atmosphere.
  • BCN Original: A souvenir shop with a wide selection of unique Barcelona-themed items, including t-shirts, tote bags, magnets, and postcards.
  • Barcelona Art Connection: An art gallery and shop offering a variety of paintings, prints, and sculptures, showcasing the city’s landmarks and artistic heritage.

Explore these amazing shops and markets during your stay in Barcelona, and you’ll be sure to find the perfect souvenirs to remember your incredible adventure in this captivating city.

What is Famous in Barcelona to Buy?

Barcelona is known for its vibrant culture, stunning architecture, and rich artistic heritage. When shopping for souvenirs, you’ll want to look for items that embody the unique spirit of the city. Here are some famous Barcelona items to consider:

  • Gaudí-inspired souvenirs: Items inspired by the works of Antoni Gaudí, such as ceramic tiles, prints, and sculptures, are a fantastic way to bring home a piece of Barcelona’s iconic architecture.
  • Caganer figurines: These cheeky and quirky statues, which depict famous personalities in a rather compromising position, are a humorous and distinctly Catalan souvenir.
  • Spanish hand fans: These beautiful and functional accessories are perfect for keeping cool while adding a touch of Spanish elegance to your style.
  • Espadrilles: These traditional Spanish shoes are both comfortable and fashionable, making them a popular and practical souvenir.
  • Catalan food products: From delicious cured ham and cheese to high-quality olive oil and wine, there’s no shortage of mouthwatering food items to bring home from Barcelona.

What is the Most Popular Souvenir in Spain?

Spain offers an incredible variety of souvenirs, but one of the most popular and universally loved items is the classic Spanish hand fan. These elegant fans are not only beautiful and practical, but they also represent Spain’s rich culture and history. 

Hand fans come in various materials, such as wood, lace, or fabric, and are adorned with intricate designs and patterns, making them a fashionable accessory and a delightful memento of your time in Spain.

Whether you’re looking for what to buy in Barcelona or any other Spanish city to take home with you, a hand fan is a timeless and versatile souvenir that’s sure to be cherished by anyone who receives it.

What Jewelry is Barcelona Known For?

Barcelona is a hub for creativity and artistic expression, and this is evident in the unique and exquisite jewelry crafted in the city. Here are some types of jewelry that Barcelona is particularly known for:

  • Modernist jewelry: Inspired by the Modernisme movement, Barcelona’s modernist jewelry features intricate and organic designs, often incorporating colorful enamels and gemstones. Many pieces are influenced by the works of Antoni Gaudí and other Catalan modernist architects.
  • Bagués Masriera jewelry: A renowned Barcelona-based jewelry brand, Bagués Masriera is known for its Art Nouveau and Modernisme-inspired pieces. The brand’s signature style includes intricate enamel work, often depicting floral and natural motifs.
  • Contemporary jewelry: Many local designers in Barcelona create contemporary and avant-garde jewelry pieces, reflecting the city’s innovative spirit and artistic energy. You’ll find a wide range of materials and styles, from minimalist designs in silver or gold to colorful, unconventional pieces made with alternative materials.
modernist brass brooch with painted leaf and pink glass cabochon in barcelona souvenirs.

What are Good Souvenirs from Barcelona?

The sheer range of Barcelona souvenirs on offer cater to various tastes and preferences. Here are some good souvenirs to consider when visiting the city:

  • Gaudí-inspired items: Bring home a piece of Barcelona’s iconic architecture with items such as ceramic tiles, prints, sculptures, or a coffee table book featuring Gaudí’s masterpieces.
  • Catalan food products: Delight your taste buds with local delicacies like jamón ibérico, queso manchego, olive oil, wine, and sweets like turron and carquinyolis.
  • Spanish ceramics: Hand-painted ceramics, such as plates, bowls, and decorative tiles, make a beautiful and functional souvenir that captures the essence of Spanish craftsmanship.
  • Textile items: Espadrilles, espadenyes, or traditional Spanish shawls and scarves are stylish and practical souvenirs that showcase the city’s rich textile traditions.
  • Artwork: Watercolor paintings or prints of Barcelona landmarks, as well as works by famous artists like Picasso and Joan Miró, allow you to bring a piece of the city’s artistic heritage into your home.

Make sure to give yourself some time to explore the vibrant markets, boutiques, and artisan shops of Barcelona to find the perfect souvenirs that encapsulate the city’s unique charm and culture. 

Not only does this mean you won’t buy the first thing you see, but it’s tons of fun to wander the city!

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