Monday, May 14, 2012

Fancy visiting a designer outlet while in Barcelona?

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!

7 comments:

  1. I can't help but love that there is a Ben & Jerry's there! And L'Occitaine is wonderful...I discovered it in Paris and absolutely love it. Sounds like fun!

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    1. Ben & Jerry was included intentionally! :P Love it! Same goes for L'Occitane, grrreat products!

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  2. Hi there - thanks so much for the link! I went to La Roca village once and was amazed at how much everything cost - perhaps I'm not aware of what the price is undiscounted! Me neither - not too interested in designer clothes. I didn't make it to the Mango - must try that sometime. Even from here it's not that easy to get to - we went by car and it took two shots to find it!
    Tango - nice to think of you going there. there are always people watching. If you ever fancy a try then usually some of the men (one I know in particular) will invite new women to have a go. All you need to do is come up onto the bandstand and look interested. It works especially well if you are young of course - tango being the slightly macho sport that it is! I love dancing there - it's free and it's relaxed and it's very romantic. love Kate x

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    1. I am such a salsa enthusiast, but tango has always been on my list of things I would love to learn. Just haven't gotten round to it yet, and Barcelona has such a great salsa scene I seem to be stuck. But one day! Tango is so beautiful, and I understand you love to dance in the gazebo!

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  3. Jøss så lekkert og fristende! Ser du også er glad i l´Occitane, en av mine favoritter. Har aldri hørt om dette outletet før, men skal spare på innlegget ditt slik at jeg kan gå inn igjen og notere og besøke hjemmesiden til stedet. Hender jeg er i Barcelona. Da må jeg vurdere outletet,har også lyst å besøke Stitges (skrev jeg det riktig nå, har du vært der,forresten?)

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    1. For folk som er ute etter designerting tror jeg la Roca er knall :) Jeg syntes uansett det var topp med en Mango outlet og L'Occitane, kommer gjerne tilbake bare pga av de to jeg! Sitges er nydelig, det må jeg skrive et innlegg om. Jeg synes det er en vidunderlig vakker liten by! Har også tatt med meg besøk fra Norge dit, og alle elsker det :)

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  4. The surroundings are just gorgeous. I enjoy shopping but I find outlets just draining - so much stuff, I just get overstimulated! But it does look like a lovely place to wonder around.

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