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La Manual Alpargatera

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: Carrer d'Avino 7, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 933 01 01 72
09:30 - 13:30
16:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 13:30
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:30

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Espadrilles for DAYS! There is not way you can have just one!

If you are looking for Espadrilles this is the place for you. The walls are lined floor to ceiling with every color and size. We bought several, high heels, low heels, several... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Suzanne B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for Espadrilles this is the place for you. The walls are lined floor to ceiling with every color and size. We bought several, high heels, low heels, several different colors, and prints. They are authentic, someone is making them right in front of you. The staff was friendly and helpful. If you go, it is usually... More 

Thank Suzanne B
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How does anyone go here and buy only 1 pair of shoes? I bought two pair with the help of a very kind and knowledgeable sales person. Prices range from 12 euro to at least 60 euro. There are shoes for women mainly, also kids and men.

Thank MissCaryn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had heard about the this through reading other tripadvisors reviews and was pleasantly surprised. The store itself was quiet the day my sister and I visited and the service was wonderful. There are a myriad of choices and both of us found it very hard to leave with only one pair. Very comfortable shoes but do make sure you try... More 

Thank Kristina B
Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We passed this place a few times while walking around aimlessly in the Gothic Quarter but they close for siesta and reopen after 4pm. My husband (who I would not consider the shopper between us) actually asked me to take him here to buy some espadrilles. We ended up at the door a few minutes after 4 and the shop... More 

Thank Artemis927
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

They are the original espadrille shoe shop in Barcelona. Every color and style imaginable. Men's, women and children. The staff was very helpful as we made our choices. Definitely stop here, prices are unbeatable.

Thank sobesand
Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This store is quite near another espadrilles store. Make sure you go to the correct store which is right across an Adidas Originals store. Just hold their products and you will feel the quality and details that were crafted into each and every pair. When in Barcelona, do not miss this place for espadrilles.

Thank spreadlinux
Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Who knew that I would need a pair of espadrilles? With the prices and selection, it could not be passed up. We were lucky, and didn't have to wait 5 minutes on a weekday evening. Others have not been so lucky. They say that the Pope and Penelope Cruz have bought shoes from here. I didn't need any more encouragement.

Thank TanMD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Extremely busy and difficult to view the show designs. I didn't realise there was a system of collecting a number before you can try any of the shoes on. The shop is definitely an experience to remember and you will be spoilt for choice, colourful and very original designs Don't know if there is a quiet time but I went... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Very accommodating and patient with us trying so many pairs. Classic espadrilles and very reasonably priced

Thank Christine G
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This small shop (with the workshop at the back) has a wide range of colours, styles and sizes for women and men (not sure about children). Very well priced but be aware that the assistants do not multi-task and seemed to serve one or two people at a time. The shoes pack flat which is why I have 3 pairs... More 

Thank Anne B

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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