Barcelona Arenas Former Bullring remodeled Shopping Centre
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Barcelona Arenas Former Bullring remodeled Shopping Centre

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Updated: Sep 15, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Barcelona Arenas Shopping Centre

Summary: Bull fighting arena 1900 to 1977, Closed 2000 - 2011 for remodelling to convert it to shopping complex. 360 degree panoramic viewpoint roof terrace.

Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 373-385, Barcelona. 8015

Summary of Prices:

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual FREE
Child T-familiar FREE
Group/Family Ticket:
Notes: Monday to Saturday 10h - 21h. 4 Euro charge to ride the external glass elevator.
Free day:


About Barcelona Arenas Shopping Centre:

Las arenas opened on June 29 1900 and was initially used for boxing or free fights until it was purchased by the rich entrepreneur Pedro Balana in 1927 who remodelled it into a bull fighting ring and ocassional concert venue.

During the Civil War, the building was occupied by anti-fascist militias. Post civil war, Bullfights went on during the Franco era until the decline of bull fighting in the 1980s.

Remodelling work started in 2009 where the original outer brickwork was preserved and jacked up as a whole complete brickwork ring to insert the concrete and steel supporting structure underneath. The underground levels and parking were excavated and constructed underneath the brick outer ring. The inner structures and steelwork were next constructed finishing with a cupula roof. Designed by architects Alonso y Balaguer and Richard Rogers with a remodelling cost 70 million euros. The construction was completed in 2011 and opened as a shopping centre in March the same year.

There are 3 Attractions Nearby:

Visiting Barcelona Arenas Shopping Centre:

Notable feautures are the 360 degree promenade on the roof which has many restaurants around the inside of the circular promenade. The viewpoint is free access via the interior escalator but a 4 euro fee is charged to use the exterior glass elevator. Also on the top roof viewing promendade is access to a large interior space which houses temporary exhibitions.

The shopping centre also has a cinema. However, the films are screened dubbed in Spanish.

Las Arenas shopping mall has opening hours of 10:00h till 21:00h Monday to Saturday for the shops with later opening hours closer to midnight all days for the cinema, rooftop terrace, gym and restaurants.

The shopping centre has all the usual high street chains. For a complete list check the website.

Getting To Barcelona Arenas Shopping Centre:

Nearest TMB METRO is Plaza Espana on the green line (L3).

Weather for Barcelona:

There are 2 PDf documents:

La Modelo to Las Arenas area map

PDF: La Modelo to Las Arenas area map
Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

Metro Map Plaza Espaa

PDF: Metro Map Plaza Espaa


BCN07 - La Modelo Prison - Parc Joan Miro - Arenas Shopping Centre

City walk in Barclona in the Eixampla Right area passing via La Modelo former prison museum, Park Joan Miro and Arenas former bull ring shopping complex at plaza Espana.

Distance: 4.41 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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