Natura, or the art of finding original gift ideas from all four corners of the world without leaving Barcelona...
L'illa - Diagonal 557
T1 Aéroport Barcelona-El Prat
closed on Sundays
open from 10am to 9pm
between 2 and 50 euros
depends on the articles
for its cosmopolitan vibe
Wherever you are in Barcelona, you won’t be too far from a branch of Natura: there are almost 20 of them scattered across the city, so it would be hard not to discover this innovative chain. Most are shown on the map at the end of this article.
Natura was launched in 1992 by Montse and Sergio, two Barcelonians with a passion for travel and for the exotic; if that sounds like your cup of tea, it’s definitely worth having a look around one of their shops.
The newest addition to the Natura family in Barcelona
Natura’s latest offering can be found on the lower ground floor of the Illa shopping centre on avenue Diagonal, near the FNAC.
Whilst it may be the “baby” of the family in terms of age, in terms of size, it’s pretty big. Opened in October 2012, it covers over 300 m2 of prime shopping space, decked out in natural pine and oak tones. The light-up screen welcoming visitors to the store makes it easy to spot.
Divided into five spacious but distinct zones, the shop showcases a wide variety of articles. It’s a great place for finding original gift ideas, from amusing gadgets, travel items, wellbeing and fashion and hobby articles to books, decorative objects, kitchen equipment and homewares.
Illa: key features
- wheelchair accessible
- relaxation area
- free wifi
For your last-minute shopping needs, you’ll also find a branch of Natura in terminal 1 at Barcelona Airport.
The Natura philosophy involves stocking goods which support humanitarian and environmental conservation projects. By buying from Natura, you participate in financing these projects – just in case you needed another reason to go!
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Valérie, the creator of Barcelona Top Travel Tips, loves discovering new places, finding the words to describe them, and coming up with little illustrations for the website. Her favourite thing in Barcelona is the unusual, curvy architectural features of some of the city’s buildings. Some say she’s a dreamer… in any case, a city full of works by Gaudí is a great place for her!