When walking through Barcelona you see feet covered in espadrilles (aka alpargatas) strolling along pavements all around you, and while you will find shops where you could get your own pair for less than a tenner, for authentic handmade shoes from Spain you're better off paying a visit to La Manual Alpargatera. In operation since the 1940s, this shop carries every colour and style of espadrille imaginable. And you may not believe it, but the place draws queues, so get there before the doors open for the best selection.
|Venue name:||La Manual Alpargatera|
Carrer Avinyó, 7
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 9.45am-1.30pm; 4.30pm-8pm; Sat 10am-1.30pm; 4.30pm-8pm; Sun closed|
|Transport:||Liceu (M: L3), Jaume I (M: L4)|