Starbucks in Barcelona



Barcelona


Comtal 32, Barcelona

OPENED: 01 January 2009, PHOTO: 06 August 2009

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Consejo de Ciento, Barcelona

OPENED: 01 January 2002, PHOTO: ? ? 2009

The first store in Barcelona!

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Diagonal 593 Hilton, Barcelona

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 09 August 2009

Not actually in the Hilton.

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Diagonal 635, Barcelona

OPENED: ?? September 2008, PHOTO: ? August 2009

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Diagonal 640, Barcelona

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 09 August 2009

Wish I could have given you a good shot of the cool glass building that houses this Starbucks, but my camera was on the fritz.

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Diagonal Mar, Barcelona

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 09 August 2009

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Ferran, Barcelona

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 05 August 2009

Though small, this store, one of the oldest in the city and near the Gothic Quarter, is worth visiting just to see its wonderfully ornate ceiling. Pay attention, because just below the ceiling on the wall is about a foot of trim that appears to be a repeating pattern but actually deviates in one area with an interesting image.

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Francesc Macia, Barcelona

OPENED: 01 January 2005, PHOTO: ? ? 2009

This store, built inside an old bank, has truly unique feature. The left-hand wall, as you walk in, displays a large stone sculpture by a well-known local artist, Subirachs. Also, the thick metal front doors are perhaps the most unusual I have seen at any Starbucks. From the outside, the doors look even more interesting. If I were juvenile, I would make a certain joke, but I would never be so juvenile, would I?

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La Maquinista Shopping Centre, Barcelona

OPENED: 01 January 2011, PHOTO: ? ? 2012

This store, the only one to open in Barcelona between my 2009 and 2012 visits, is smaller than one might think, from the facade, but does sport the newer design style. Well, mostly--you can still find the old-style tables and chairs.

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La Roca Village, Barcelona

OPENED: ?? March 2008, PHOTO: ? August 2009

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Las Glories Shopping Center, Barcelona

OPENED: 01 January 2005, PHOTO: ? ? 2009

This shopping center store is fairly ordinary, but it does have one unusual, and perhaps unique feature. It has two stories, and doors to the shopping center on both of those levels.

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Maremagnum, Barcelona

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 08 August 2009

Though I freely admit I have no love for Starbucks inside shopping centers, I must confess that this one, with its outdoor balcony view of the ocean (channel?, port?) is definitely a nice place to sit.

It's too bad, then, that an errant barista had to turn this into a Store of Shame.

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Muntaner, Barcelona

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 07 August 2009

I'm going to guess this has happened at other locations around the world, but this is the first store I've encountered that was reduced in size.

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Paseo de Gracia 97, Barcelona

OPENED: 01 January 2003, PHOTO: ? ? 2009

The second store in Barcelona, unfortunately blighted by construction. WHY??? WHY MUST MAN CONTINUE TO BUILD??? Why can't we just let nature take its course. I'm sure that, given enough time, nature would grow into the form of Starbucks.

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Pelayo, Barcelona

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 05 August 2009

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Placa Universitat, Barcelona

OPENED: 01 January 2002, PHOTO: ? ? 2009

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Rambla 109, Barcelona

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 06 August 2009

Located right on Barcelona's main tourist drag, this store, the busiest in Barcelona, is large, but perhaps not large enough if the crowd I saw when I visit are a typical indication of volume.

In 2012 this store was remodeled and looks spectacular!!!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150907854929867&set=a.10150506257339867.462223.757094866&type=1

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Rambla Catalunya 10, Barcelona

OPENED: ?, PHOTO: 06 August 2009

This store has a really interesting design. Upon seeing the facade, I expected an older look, and I was right. A stone floor leads down past the counters, under an arched ceiling, to a stone staircase that leads to another seating level. At the end of that floor, where the conference tables are, is another stone staircase that leads down to a basement and yet more seating.

Actual visit August 5.

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Ronda Sant Pere 17, Barcelona

OPENED: 01 January 2006, PHOTO: ? ? 2009

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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

OPENED: 01 January 2005, PHOTO: ? ? 2009

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Via Laietana, Barcelona

OPENED: 01 January 2004, PHOTO: ? ? 2012

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Closed Stores
Paddock Boulevard Shop Ctr (Closed)
Paddock Boulevard Shop Ctr (Closed)

 

Stores Closed Before I Could Visit

The following stores are ones that I was not able to visit before they closed. Each of these stores represents the loss of a small piece of my soul. If I miss enough stores, I will eventually lose all of my soul and become like one of the walking dead. I appeal to Starbucks to alert me ahead of time before a store closes so that I will not lose my soul in its entirety.

Via Laietana 41

 

Licensed Stores (not operated by Starbucks)

PLEASE NOTE
The list below is not meant to be a complete list of licensed stores. Some licensed stores are not listed on the Starbucks web site, and some of the stores listed below might have closed. That's not really important. I only keep track of them so I know which ones I don't need to visit. But if you know for certain that any of these are actually operated by Starbucks, please let me know (and send me a phone # so I can double-confirm).

ALC - Terminal R-2 Departures