El Corte Inglés
Catalonia's very own John Lewis
As the name suggests El Corte Ingles is as close as you’ll get in Barcelona to the old-school English department store experience. Professional assistance, reliable returns policy and a large range of upmarket goods for house and wardrobe. Exciting it ain’t, but with no Marks and Sparks or John Lewis in sight sensible shoppers might appreciate finding everything under one roof and there are some hip brands to go with the more classic.
The electronics department is particularly handy, whilst presents for your dear mama are on every shelf of the cosmetics and beauty department. You’ll find several branches of El Corte Ingles around Barcelona, including this one on Placa Catalunya