If the notion of luxury brands with spectacular savings fills you with delight, look no further than La Roca Village, one of the 11 Villages in The Bicester Village Shopping Collection. Located just 40 minutes from Barcelona, the Village is home to more than 140 boutiques from leading fashion and lifestyle brands offering savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price, all year round. Its line-up of leading brands is diverse, including favourites such as the Barça Store, Bvlgari, Calvin Klein Jeans, Levis, Zadig & Voltaire and many more, guaranteeing you an unforgettable shopping experience, whatever your style.
In addition to its expansive selection of boutiques, tourists and locals alike are attracted to this well-manicured shopping destination thanks to its quintessential Mediterranean style. Designed to feel like a traditional Catalan town, every last detail has been thought of, right down to the intricacies of its architecture. From its use of the modernist ‘trencadís’ mosaic technique (a favourite of legendary local architect, Antoni Gaudí), to the borrowing of the region’s traditional colour palette of yellow, beige and orange, this charming village is both a shopper’s paradise and an insight into Catalan culture.
After you’ve walked the 1 km stretch of La Roca Village, you may wish to pause for a bite to eat. Fortunately, the Village offers a wide range of dining options catering to all tastes and needs, including halal options, – perfect for everyone from families on the move to couples looking to enjoy a romantic meal. Discover Mori by Parco’s exquisite menu of Japanese sushi and sashimi or dine al fresco at garden-restaurant Atmosferas Mordisco, which boasts an open terrace filled with flowers and vines, sheltered by a bamboo awning. Alternatively, enjoy a taste of Spain at sophisticated, family-run charcuterie Andreu, or try one of Pasarela’s delicious regional dishes. If you don’t want to miss a second of shopping, grab an ice cream to go at Amorino or if you’re in need of a pick-me-up, pop into Starbucks for a caffeine fix.
Once you’ve taken advantage of the Village’s unrivalled savings and gathered some shopping bags, why not make use of its Hands-free Shopping service? Your bags will be collected from the boutiques for you and stored, ready for you to pick up before you depart. Other enticing five-star services include a personal shopping service, Tourist Information Centre, complimentary Wi-Fi and a multilingual concierge service, as well as instant tax refunds for visitors outside the EU and a currency exchange service.
Add a touch of luxury to your trip and travel on the Shopping Express® coach service, which transports guests from Barcelona (Passeig de Gràcia, 8) directly to La Roca Village, providing a seamless, hassle-free journey. What’s more, when you travel, you’ll receive a VIP Card entitling you to an additional 10% off the Village price in participating boutiques.
La Roca Village also partners with several frequent flyer programmes, so you can earn miles with Avios, Miles&More, Flying Blue, Etihad Guest, Phoenix Miles and Aeroflot whenever you make a purchase in the Village.
Forget stressful shopping trips with children and discover a family-friendly experience at La Roca Village. With two designated outdoor play areas for children, baby-changing facilities, bottle warmers and pushchairs available to loan, the Village prides itself on providing fun for all the family. Little ones can also indulge in some retail therapy of their own with a number of childrenswear boutiques in the Village.
For a shopping day that’s anything but ordinary, visit La Roca Village, open seven days a week. ¡Vamos!
Closed 1st & 6th January and 1st May.