La Roca Village is a shopping concept operated by multi-national luxury retail group, Chic, who boast 11 such sites at cities like London, Paris, Munich, Shanghai, as well as several in Spain. More of a Spanish architecture styled village than a shopping mall, La Roca Village is treasure trove of more than 130 outlets by top brands such as Moncler, Michael Kors, Armani, Boss, Gucci, Hackett, Jimmy Choo or Versace, all brimming with luxury articles available at low prices, sometimes saving up to 60% off high street prices.
Located in the region of El Vallès Oriental on the outskirts of Granollers – a large industrial town just outside of Barcelona where the famous Montmeló Formula One track is – La Roca Village offers a great day out for young couples, groups, singles or families. It is a tourist destination in its own right due to the stunning design and innovative experience.
It’s open seven days a week, 10am till 9pm, but normally closed for holidays such as Christmas Day, King’s Day… check their website before planning your day trip. Private shopping services include an all-store baggage-guarding scheme and even a personal adviser service for complete makeovers. There are more additional activities such as a gift card services.
There are plenty of fine eating establishments scattered around the shopping village with food for every taste with a beautiful play area for younger ones at its centre. So how do you get there?
How to get to La Roca Village by Car
La Roca is easily accessible from the “Autopista del Mediterráneo” or AP7. This motorway stretches all the way from the Spanish/French border in the North connecting through to Valencia and Vera in the southern part of the peninsula. Leave the AP7 Motorway at Exit 12A (Cardedeu) and follow the signs for Centre Comercial (GPS Lat. 41.610694, Long. 2.343342). Prices for small to medium car rentals from leading companies such as Europcar, for example, start from 29 euro per day.
How to get to La Roca Village by train
Very regular services from City’s main rail station Sants connecting to Granollers, the stop near the shopping village, every 30 minutes. From there, regular bus services or taxis will help you complete your trip with a 5-minute journey to the shopping complex. It’s a well-trodden path to La Roca, so this is an easy option basically door-to-door.
City Centre Coach
The most direct way is by the Shopping Express shuttle bus – operated by La Roca themselves and pre-booking is advised due to limited seat numbers. Return trips cost €20 each for adults, children 3-12 at €10 and children under 3 travel for free Passeig de Gracia, 6. Usually by booking online, there are also plenty of discount opportunities in the shops, cafeterias and restaurants on offer.
Sagales, a local coach service, also operates a direct route and has extra stops at the Mango Outlet and Nike Factory Store. Children under 4 travel for free and adult returns are €20 at the departure point on Carrer Casp, 34. Again, pre-booking is advised and will also earn you some further discount on your travel ticket costs.
If shopping is your thing, then Barcelona is definitely your place. Find your ‘base camp’ from our selection of fine rental apartments throughout the city, and shop till you drop!