7 Of The Biggest Malls In Barcelona

Malls in Barcelona are some of the best places to shop.

Barcelona is one of the most fashionable cities in Spain, so of course, these shopping centers offer something for every budget. Travelers seeking souvenirs and gifts can find everything they need in these establishments. Whether you’re looking to change your style or simply hang out with friends, these malls are guaranteed to have everything you’re looking for.

 

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Diagonal Mar

Av. Diagonal, 3, Sant Martí, 08019 Barcelona, Spain

Just a short walk from the beach, Diagonal Mar is one of the biggest shopping centers in Barcelona. Its convenient location makes it perfect to grab a bite to eat or buy a new swimsuit before heading to the water. Travelers can take advantage of the large Alcampo market, cinema, and diverse restaurants across its outside terrace and food court. Here, visitors can take advantage of special events and frequent sales from their favorite brands.

Diagonal Mar Centro
Photo by Diagonal Mar Facebook

Las Arenas de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, planta Cúpula, Eixample, 08015 Barcelona, Spain

Las Arenas is an iconic tourist destination which used to be a bullfighting arena dating back to the 1900s. Its doors opened in 2011 after being redesigned into the mall we know today. Across its three levels; visitors can expect to find a movie theater and numerous restaurants. An unexpected gem here is the rooftop terrace offering panoramic views of the city, which can be accessed using a see-through glass elevator for €1.

Arenas de Barcelona
Photo by Las Arenas de Barcelona Facebook

Maremagnum

Moll d'Espanya, 5, Ciutat Vella, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

Located at the end of Port Vell is Maremagnum, whose one-of-a-kind design catches the attention of all passersby. There are over 40 stores and restaurants to choose from, providing everything from clothing to home décor, gifts, and much more. The building underwent renovations to amplify its space and now offers more accessible escalators along with more shops. To reduce its CO2 emissions, only recycled glass and metals were used during construction.

Maremagnum
Photo by Maremagnum Facebook

L’illa Diagonal

Av. Diagonal, 557, Les Corts, 08029 Barcelona, Spain

Originally known as “Superblock,” L’illa Diagonal opened its doors in 1993. It was the first half-office, half-commercial center in the nineties. In 2006, 17 shops and a hotel with over 300 rooms were built to make it easier for travelers to shop, dine, and relax. Architects Rafael Moneo and Manuel de Solà-Morales designed the mall to look like a horizontal skyscraper. Click here to discover 8 of the best Catalan restaurants in Barcelona.

L'illa Diagonal
Photo by L’illa Diagonal Facebook

Westfield La Maquinista

C/ de Potosí, 2, Sant Andreu, 08030 Barcelona, Spain

Open since 2000, Westfield La Maquinista is an outdoor mall with a wide range of shops and restaurants, many of which can only be found at this outlet. Travelers can browse over 100 brands, ranging from international companies to local boutiques. The establishment uses renewable energy for its power as well as electronic sensor-activated faucets, dual-flush toilets, and drip irrigation throughout most of the facility to save water.

Westfield La Maquinista
Photo by Westfield La Maquinista Facebook

El Corte Inglés

Pl. de Catalunya, 14, L'Eixample, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Located near Plaça de Catalunya, El Corte Inglés is the most recognized mall in Spain. Its trained staff are specialized in every area: fashion, perfumery, food, interior design, electronics, travel, and much more. El Corte Inglés frequently hosts sports and cultural events and takes pride in engaging with various public interest foundations in order to give back. “Moda re-,” is a project and service available to give clothes a new life when they have been used or not sold.

El Corte Ingles
Photo by El Corte Inglés Facebook

Gran Via 2

Avinguda de la Granvia de l’Hospitalet, 75, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Gran Via 2 offers three floors of brand-name stores, over 20 restaurants, a cinema, and a supermarket. Visitors can enjoy special events and frequent sales from their favorite companies. Here, travelers can shop at Bershka, H&M, Hollister, Mango, Levi’s, Pull & Bear, Springfield, Zara, Stradivarius, and much more. Enjoy a sweet treat at one of the 8 Best Catalan Bakeries in Barcelona.

Gran Via 2
Photo by Gran Via 2 Facebook
Natalia Guerra

Contributing Editor

Natalia Guerra was born in Miami and comes from a Cuban background. Aside from her passion for travel writing and culinary arts, she also loves to step out of her comfort zone to live life to the fullest. Her lifestyle is being a digital nomad, working remotely as she travels the world one city at a time. Her favorite country has been Spain for its beautiful architecture and food, which reminds her of her Cuban culture.

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