Barcelona, one of the best cities in Europe for sightseeing shopping
The management agency tax-free shopping Global Blue has released a ranking that ranks the top ten European cities in terms of its potential as a tourist destination for shopping. Both Barcelona and Madrid are well positioned, besides occupying the top positions in other listed as in the quality of transport and hotels and destinations more affordable purchase.
Harrods department store in Brompton Road, London. They are one of the shopping meccas in the British capital, which according to Global Blue is the best European city for shopping tourism. The variety of shops and the level of some of them is behind this particular rule in the ranking, with a score of 67.3 points out of 100.
Barcelona has emerged in recent years as a pole of attraction for shopping tourism, with the landing of the great luxury brands Passeig de Gràcia (image) and with the strength of other key roads in the city, such as Diagonal . The arrival of Chinese, Russian and Arabic tourism has experienced in past summer seasons is a thermometer that reflects the health of Barcelona, with increased spending by visitors.
Madrid, the Spanish capital, tied for second place with Barcelona as the second best destination to go shopping sightseeing in Europe, with 67.1 points out of 100. In the picture, the street Preciados, crowded on the occasion of the last winter sales, which began a few days ago.
The French capital is placed at the top of the list with a score of 65.5 points. The luxury shops, a wide variety of textiles, leisure and gastronomy explain why attracting tourists by the City of Light. The Champs Elysees, brings together the best brands.
Rome, the eternal city, thrives on the Milan fashion and its history to become one of the shopping capitals of Southern Europe. Via del Corso and Via Condotti, near the Plaza of Spain, are two of the main arteries in spending. Global Blue gives a rating of 62.9 points out of 100. The language can be a barrier, as traders are handled in Italian.
The German city, punctuated with 62.3 units, offers an artistic scene that is renewed constantly. So, its shops cater to the changing trends and introduce new features that are not seen in the rest of Europe. Also adds nightlife and good public transportation, but it remains the sales time is short and the store hours are limited.
Notable for a pleasant climate, creative cuisine and classic architecture. Prices are competitive, affordable hotels and has a wide range of restaurants, so Global Blue qualifies with 61.6 points.
This is one of the most visited cities in Europe. It noted for its cultural and urban landscapes very different to what you see in other European capitals. Playing against that prices are high both in hotels and shopping. Score with 61.3 units.
The Czech city, with a score of 59.6 points, has a rich architectural and cultural good. With affordable prices, it is advisable to visit its stores, in an environment of complete safety, as noted from Global Blue.
The Hungarian city closes the list of 10 best European cities for shopping tourism with 59.6 points. Notable for a cheap hotels, a wide range of shops and a kitchen appreciated.
Courtesy Car Service Barcelona