Photos of Apple's New Passeig de Gràcia Retail Store in Barcelona

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    Last week, we highlighted the unique construction barrier art in place at Apple's forthcoming Passeig de Gràcia retail store in Barcelona, Spain. The art, which consisted of tile mosaics using images of Apple iOS app icons and honoring the style of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, surrounded the store during the final phases of construction leading up to grand opening scheduled for this Saturday, July 28.

    With the grand opening just two days away and Apple making preparations to open the store for the media and then the public, the construction barriers have come down and Cult of Mac has been able to shoot some photos through the windows of the new store.

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    Despite the Gaudí-influenced signage promoting the store's opening, Apple appears to have maintained its usual style for the store itself, using its typical stone, wood, and metal finishes to create a clean, open feel inside the store. With three levels, the large store offers a full range of Apple products on display, as well as a large Genius Bar and a theater.
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    Apple's new Passeig de Gràcia store opens to the public at 10:00 AM on Saturday.

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    I like the caption-less pictures in the 2nd photo.
     
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    looks cozy! ;) Nice place to take your girlfriend! :p
     
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    ...Okay, another apple store, they all look the same! Lol
     
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    I think it's time they opened stores in countries they don't have any stores in.. :(
     
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    Don't make the already broke teenagers broker. There's a crisis going on.
     
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    I wonder what they did with the panels they took down and got so much buzz? Maybe they could donate them to a modern art museum.
     
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    It's obvioulsy in the pipeline when there's already the European Hub in Cork it's a mistery why it's taken this long.
     
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    Looking forward to the next pictures on Saturday and after, teeming with customers.
     
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    I like it, very retro...reminds me of going to Neiman Marcus in the 1980s -- I think the large square columns and the ceiling lighting is very cool...very classic, and very upscale, unlike the bright fluorescent stuff you normally see blinding you at Apple Stores.
     
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    Does anyone know which headphones they have on display? The ones which are connected to the iPods in the last picture?
     
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    Ditto. Liking the recessed low voltage lighting, makes the honey wood tables more noticeable and gives more warmth to the [generally] sterile stores.
     
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    beautiful.. So many (Microsoft/Samsung) try and copy, but it just isn't the same
     
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    Yeah I've been wondering why we still don't have one for a long time now. Stuck having to deal with the crappy resellers or buying online.
     
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    Barcelona has always been at the forefront in retail and industrial interior design... only fitting for Apple store to follow suit on their soil.
     
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    Valid point. You have no money of your own to spend. Stop!!! :apple:
     
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    The population of Barcelona and surrounding area is 4.5m people, roughly the same as the entire Republic of Ireland. Don't take it personally, it's all about the density of customers to sell to.
     
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    I want to see how much they sell during El Clásico or when ChelBus visits camp nou next time..
     
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    I guess you're probably right. Oh well. I can hope.
     
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    Northern Ireland has 1.8 million inhabitants with one store i don't think that has anything to with it.
     
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    I wonder if that store is wheelchair accessible with all those steps?
     
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    I get that point, but thanks to Northern Ireland being so much smaller than the Republic it does have a higher population density than The South. It's also not that hard for people to make their way up to Belfast from Dundalk or even Dublin now that the roads around Newry have been upgraded. The Republic is a big place. For instance, it takes nearly four hours to get from Dublin to Cork.
     

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