Are you coming to Spain? We suggest that you book part of your shopping trip. Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and hosts incredible architecture, history, and beaches, as well as some unique and unique memories.
From manual fans and flamenco guitars to the world’s first blue wine and Ibiza flavor, we guide you through 5 things you can only buy in Spain. Also, fans of games and graphics cards can shop directly from fnac.
The most popular discussion on opinionesespana.es has to do with paella. Buy an authentic Spanish paella (and some saffron, the key ingredient in the paella) and you can perfect the Spanish classic in your own home. There is a booming trade in Valencia, where paella is served, but you should be able to buy them all over the country in markets and kitchen shops.
The Spanish company Gïk launched the first blue wine in the world at the end of 2016, raising a few eyebrows in the traditional wine community. The wine is made from a combination of red and white grapes with natural pigments and aromas. You can pick it up at wine shops all over Spain or try a drink at some restaurants.
Favorite guitars of rock legends
Following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, and Leonard Cohen, as well as flamenco legends such as Paco de Lucía, by purchasing a guitar from Felipe Conde, the Conde family is a master in making guitars that have been making their instruments for more than 100 years. They are not cheap, starting at 2,500 euros (2,186 pounds) and reaching over 11,000 euros (9,620 pounds), but for a lifetime investment and a piece of rock history, it is well worth the price.
You may be able to buy versions of this popular summer shoe abroad, but the original item can only be purchased in Spain. Casa Hernanz in Madrid has been making espadrilles, a shoe with a rope sole, since 1840 and is one of the oldest manufacturers of espadrilles in Spain. At first the shoe of the poor and working-class, the espadrille attracted the world’s attention when Lauren Bacall wore a pair in the 1948 film Key Largo. Since then, they have been a staple of summer fashion.
Spain hosts the style of dramatic and passionate musical flamenco and dance, making it the perfect place to buy a flamenco dress, shawl, or shoes. If you want something a little smaller, pick up some chestnut, concave wooden shells that flamenco dancers put together as a percussion instrument.
From urban centers to shopping centers
Which areas are best for shopping in Spain As a general rule, in any city or city you visit, the center will offer you the best shopping options. In addition, in large cities, there are usually more or less specific areas, depending on your preferences:
- the “mecca” of luxury (such as the Salamanca district of Madrid or the Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona)
- the most alternative and modern areas of design and fashion (Soho in Malaga or Malasaña, in Madrid)
- places populated by traditional trade (around Plaza Redonda in Valencia or the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona)
- handicrafts (such as the Sevillian district Triana)
Another possibility, more Chosen if you are looking for fashion and accessories, perfumery and cosmetics or technology is to go to one of the big malls that you will find in many cities.