Arenas de Barcelona mall shopping center

Pictures Arenas de Barcelona

Arenas de Barcelona is a former bull fighting ring in Barcelona. Empty for decades it was reborn as a fabulous shopping mall featuring a 360º roof-top skywalk terrace with panoromic city views. The Arenas de Barcelona shopping center features a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. The rooftop offers panoramic views of the city, making it a popular spot for visitors.

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The entire facade of Las Arenas bull ring was raised one level and a roof top cupola with an open terrace was added to create a sky-walk and a concert and theatre space in the dome.

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Las Arenas was built in 1900 and originally designed by architect Augusto Font y Carreras. It had room for 16.000 bullfighting fans. Bullfighting is now banned in Barcelona but can still be experienced in other parts of Spain.

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Header of poster from inaugural bullfight at Arenas de Barcelona bull ring 

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From bullfighting to bargain hunting. Las Arenas has shops, cafe, restaurants, cinemas and a skywalk.

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Las Arenas by night.

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The original facade of the bullring has been raised one storey.

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Vintage postcard of Las Arenas bull ring in Barcelona from 1905

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Amazing views of Fira Montjuic exhibition area from the roof of Las Arenas, which you can also enjoy from the many terrace restaurants

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Below: views of the resurrected copy of 'Las Cuatro Columnas' by Josep Puig i Cadafalch behind the Magic Fountain on Montjuic hill. The monument was originally erected in 1919 as a tribute to the four stripes on the Catalan flag. The columns were designed by the architect Puig i Cadafalch and were intended to symbolize the four bars of the Senyera, the Catalan flag.
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Above: MNAC museum 

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Above: Miro Park to the west with the famous Miro sculpture Dona i l'Ocell - Woman and Bird.  The famous unfinished church of La Sagrada Familia church is easy to spot in the distance
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Above: Torre de Collserola communication tower on Tibidabo hill near the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor church  


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Last Updated on Monday, 18 December 2023 13:23
 

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