Barcelona is one of the best cities in Europe to shop for quality clothing, footwear and accessories. There is no shortage of designer stores or popular outlets here. Let’s talk about the best places to go shopping – shopping centers and malls in Barcelona.
Shopping malls – 7 best in Barcelona
Arenas de Barcelona
An iconic building of Barcelona that is fun to visit without even buying anything. Previously, the arena was intended for spectacular bullfighting performances. It is currently a stylized and modern shopping center.
The building was converted into a shopping center in 2011, but the façade remains intact. On the 6th floor of the arenas there is an observation deck with gorgeous views of Plaza Espanya (Placa Espanya) and the National Palace (Palau Nacional). From Thursday to Sunday evenings from the observation deck, you can also see a magnificent performance – the singing fountains , which are located right in front of the National Palace.
There are also several restaurants on the Aren observation deck. And right next to the Arenas, there is a fresh seafood buffet restaurant Wok, where you can have a really tasty and inexpensive meal (we highly recommend it!).
Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373-385
How to get there: Espanya metro station
Perhaps the most important chain of stores in Europe, something like our Central Department Store. The Corte Inglés shopping center is located in the very center of Barcelona, on Plaça Catalunya. In one place, a lot of shops of different directions are collected – here you can find clothes, shoes, and groceries. The prices are high, so it is more profitable to come during the sales season . There is a cafe on the 9th floor of the building with beautiful views of the city and Plaza Catalunya.
The store has a website where many positions from the assortment of stores are presented. All prices converge, so you can search in advance for the things you are interested in and, having come to the store, just show the seller a picture on the site.
Do not forget to collect all receipts and issue tax free on the basement floor.
Address: Plaza de Cataluña, 14, Barcelona
How to get there: metro station pl. Catalonia
Glories (Les Glories)
Huge shopping center with good transport accessibility. Inside there are 230 renowned shops, a multiplex cinema, bars and restaurants on outdoor terraces. Many people come here because of the Carrefour hypermarket, where you can buy groceries, household goods and even clothes at a low price. The complex is located on Diagonal Avenue and consists of 3 levels – walk does not cross.
Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 208
How to get there: Glories metro station
The Center Comercial Maremàgnumis
Large American style mall with shops, discos, bars, restaurants, rooftop mini golf, cinemas and an aquarium. Interesting is the building itself, standing on an artificial island in the bay, it is of an unusual shape, and at night, lighting also adds beauty. The center is located at the end of the Moll de la Fusta and is open from 10 am to 10 pm all year round. This is the only shopping center that is open on Sunday. By the way, we recommend reading about shopping on weekends before traveling to Spain .
Address: Maremagnum Building, Moll d’Espanya, 5 – 08039 Barcelona
How to get there: Barceloneta metro station (L4, yellow line)
At the end of Avenida Diagonal you will find the newest and most modern shopping center in Barcelona, with more than 250 shops, cinemas, playgrounds for children and a playground overlooking the sea under its roof. There is a direct road from the store to the beach, so you can always take a walk.
The complex is divided into levels. The first floor is reserved for household appliances, televisions and all household goods. The second is for fashion, design and personal care, and the top floor is for good restaurants. There are almost no expensive brand boutiques here, mainly mid-price chain stores (Primark, Zara, etc.), there is a large grocery hypermarket Auchan. Another advantage of this shopping center is the large underground parking.
Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 3, Barcelona
How to get there: metro stations Maresme / Forum, Selva de Mar, Besós-Mar, there is also a light rail line nearby.
This complex was the first shopping center to open in the nineties. Due to its size, it was known as the “Superblock”. The complex currently houses over 100 shops, many of them original Spanish brands . The superblock is located on Avenida Diagonal in good transport accessibility, but due to its not too huge size, there are not too many people here.
There is an interesting feature that tourists with children will like: if you come to the opening, you can see a small show, or maybe even take part. Every morning, the Disney store opens the first customer with a special key!
Address: Av Diagonal, 557, 08029 Barcelona
How to get there: metro station Maria Cristina
The largest and newest shopping center in Catalonia, spread over three levels. This is not just a shopping center, it is a shopping city with its streets and avenues! And, moreover, very beautifully designed, a real work of art. The complex consists of 250 shops, ranging from designer boutiques to fashion brands in different price categories. There is also a cinema, bowling center and Carrefour hypermarket. there is a large free parking lot, although during the sales season, it is completely clogged.
Please note that La Maquinista mall is formally open on weekends, but this only applies to cafes, all shops are closed on weekends.
Address: Paseo Potosí, 2, 08030 Barcelona
How to get there: Metro station Torras i Bages or Sant Andreu (L1, red line); or Bon Pastor (L9, orange line; L10, blue line).