Hiking matters #350: Outdoor and hiking shops in Barcelona, Spain

 BARCELONA, SPAIN – It’s been my mini-tradition to blog about outdoor shops I encounter in my travels. Check this link for what I’ve posted in the past. I didn’t have enough time to check out the outdoor shops in Paris and Amsterdam but was able to do so in Barcelona. So here goes:

1. Decathlon (www.decathlon.es) – This is a chain of outdoor and sporting mega-shops operating in many countries, including Singapore and China. There are several branches in the Barcelona area. The one I visited was close to La Rambla, Barcelona’s most famous street. One entire floor is devoted to the outdoors! The main in-house brand is Quechua but there are many others. Quechua has very competitive prices and a really pair of trekking pants is on sale at EUR49.
Decathlon Barcelona
Carrer de la Canuda, 20 *
08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 42 61 61
Decathlon Barcelona
Avinguda Diagonal, 557
+34 934 44 01 54
2. Vertic Outdoors (verticoutdoor.com) – This one, I think, is more ‘hardcore’ than Decathlon and their people really know what they are talking about. They even have boots for Mt. Everest, and their selection of clothing and gear is vast (check out their online catalog). Some interesting brands that are not available in the Philippines include the Italian Salewa and the Swedish brand Haglöfs. There are three branches in Barcelona, but the first one is the most accessible from the city center:
Vertic Barcelona *
Address: C/ Rocafort, 135
08015 – Barcelona
Phone: 93 511 66 76
Vertic Sabadell
Address: Ctra. Barcelona, 19- 21
08201 – Sabadell (Barcelona)
Phone: 93 745 03 69
Vertic Manresa
Address: C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33
08242 – Manresa (Barcelona)
Phone: 93 877 40 42
3. Intersport Barcelona (intersport.com) – Another global ‘mega-store’e this one located in the Gracia area of the city, plus some other branches:
Bonavista, 35 08012
93 415 50 74
Diputació, 374
Calle Bilbao 54
08005 Barcelona
0034 93 307 64 00
Centro Comercial Centre de la Vila, Avenida Icaria 166
08005 Barcelona
0034 93 221 81 28
Rambla Prim 27
08019 Barcelona
0034 93 307 75 67
4. Esports Mañanes (esportsmananes.com) – Unlike the above, this one seems to be a standalone store but also with a nice selection – and some good deals. The store is very near the Decathlon in Carrer de la Canuda:
Esports Mañanes
Carrer de la Canuda, 26, 
08002 Barcelona
+34 933 18 45 00 ‎
5. Brand stores and Los Cortes Ingles – There is a Salewa store just beside the Decathlon store I mentioned above; there is also The North Face in the Gran Via. The big department stores of El Corte Ingles – the ‘SM of Spain’ – are also worth visiting.

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10 years 10 months ago

There is north face branch in Barcelona,near Armani.