If so, I’ll tell you a little bit about La Roca Village, a “village” filled with outlet shops. It’s located just outside Granollers, about 30 minutes from Barcelona by car.
I am not one to buy designer clothes, and honestly there isn’t all that much to come for if you’re not interested in all these expensiveeee brands, as those fill up most of the locals at the village. But still, there are a few shops that would make me come back just because of the concept of getting great things at a great discount!
For example, L’Occitane has a shop there, one of my favourite brands in natural, paraben-free skin-and bodycare. To be able to get these wonderful products at a lower price is worth a trip of its own!
Mango has an enormous shop there, with loads and loads of nice clothes at a great discount. Nike also has an enormous shop. These two are located just outside the village, in warehouses.
A whole list of all the shops and brands can be found here.
La Roca is built like a pedestrian street running through the "village" with shops on both sides. It's quite nice!
How to get there? By car is the easiest and fastest option. But you can also get the direct bus “The Shopping Express” from Barcelona centre. The third option is to get a train from Barcelona to Granollers Centre, then change to a bus to la Roca. The frecuency of the bus is not too good though.
I don't really know Granollers, but the lovely Kate behind The Catalan Way is writing about her life there and around. Do you remember I wrote about tango dancing in the gazebo at Parc De la Ciutadella?
Kate goes there to dance! There is just a special atmosphere to it, it's beautiful!