I am not really a ‘shopper’ but I have observed a good amount of clothes shops and thus many generally which i question how a number of them survive. Some statistics I just read state that Girona has got the greatest number of shops per mind of population, that could be right. There are lots of small independent shops to look around and childrens clothes particularly aren’t starting as low as within the United kingdom (so my spouse tells me).
Make sure to carry additional ID while shopping together with your debit and credit cards, much like your passport or photocard motorists licence. You might get requested to have an ID despite signing a till receipt and entering your pin details, when purchasing by card.
These are the the best places to mind for:
That old town Rambla, the Mercadal area particularly C/ Santa Clara (runs parallel towards the river Onyar), C/Nou and also the roads that radiate from round the Hotel Carlamany.
Also complement C/ Barcelona for the Hotel Melia before you achieve the Girocenter also referred to as Hipercor with a large El Corte Ingles store inside with plentiful subterranean parking, a food hall within the basement along with a bar/restaurant on top floor.
A few things to keep in mind should you enter here having a large bag of any sort you will be requested to depart it in the “Consignia” desk close to the entrance/exit free of charge. Just hands the assistant your bag and she’ll provide you with a receipt that you simply just hands in in the same desk when you have finished shopping to obtain it well. And if you emerge from the meals hall upstairs having a plastic bag, a pleasant youthful lady will tape-in the top, before allowing you to walk over the store.
Girona also offers one large modern out-of-town shopping center with extensive vehicle parking known as Espai Girones in nearby Salt, catch the L2 bus from Girona center or pass taxi. Plenty of stores (130) here like Zara, restaurants, fast-food places and bars, a nine-screen cinema, play position for kids (compensated) along with a bowling alley.
These following huge stores or ‘sheds’ are simply around the borders of Girona city, clearly visible while you enter Girona Sud (south) in the slip roads from the primary AP7 freeway. Worth looking at if you are intending to live because the costs are very good and they’ve a massive choice. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 10pm. We visited once on the Saturday evening and all sorts of these shops below were snappy, and parking was difficult, appears like its a well known time for you to shop here. To prevent the crowds try pointed in the mid-day.
Electricals, PC’s, Peripherals, Digital Camera Models, Domestic appliances, Phones, TV’s, Hi-Fi’s, almost anything that you could consider having a plug around the finish from it! I have never witnessed such an array of coffee machines on a single shelf!
Interior decor products, lighting, DIY, tools, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor furniture.
Sports gear and ton’s of clothing, bicycles, fishing, treking, wetsuits and much more.
Most shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9am to at least one.30pm after which between around 4.30pm tp 8pm. All shops are closed every sunday except around the coast, Girona locals normally visit places like Platja de Aro in regards to a 30 min. drive from Girona.
The bigger shops like El Corte Ingles are open from 10am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday. If your’e within August anticipate seeing many smaller sized independent shops closed for his or her annual holidays for approximately 2-3 days.
The Catalan for open is “Obert” and “Tancat” for closed.
“Rebajas” in Spanish and “Rebaixes” in Catalan they begin within the second week of The month of january, soon after the 3 Nobleman festival and finished in the finish of Feb. Apparently the very first day from the sales in the Corte Ingles store are a scrum.
Most shops will often have another further reduction along with final clearance purchase or “remate”.
Also, the Fira de Girona exhibition halls, alongside Devesa Park host a yearly gigantic clearance purchase of garments from numerous retailers, for 4 days in the finish of The month of january.