Have a look? I decided I would go over it with a fine-tooth comb as fast as I could.
So, on my second day in Barcelona I made my way to Plaza Catalunya and was ready to explore this huge wonder of a Zara-shop. Plaza Catalunya is a big square and there are buildings and shopping streets on all sides, so I wasn't sure where to start.
I guess I looked a little lost where I was standing there looking to all sides trying to decide where to start looking first, when a tourist-bus-person came over and asked me if I needed any help. The people from the Barcelona tourist bus usually stand all over the square giving out maps and trying to sell tickets for the bus, and they also work for the tourist office.
I was suddenly feeling a little self-conscious about the fact that I was not looking for a Gaudí or the Picasso-museum or anything culturally important, just a shop…But hey, if he wanted to help, I was grateful! “Ehm, yes I have heard there is a Zara-shop close to here, a huge one. I want to go there!” Big smile for effect.
“There are loads of them!”
“Loads? Really? But I want the big one!”
“They are all big…”
“Really? But where are they?” me increasingly anxious to get moving.
“Well, there’s one that direction [pointing], and another one that direction [pointing], and another one that direction [pointing]…"
After having spent some time in the city I know that it’s true that there are many, and they are basically everywhere. But in case you, just like me, are going to Barcelona and visiting a great Zara-shop is one of the things you want to do, I have made a little map with all the Zara-shops in town.
View Zara Barcelona www.newlifeinspain.com in a larger map
The one at Rambla Cataluya 67 and the one at Passeig de Gracia 16 also has Zara home.