Glòries is a modern hub in Barcelona, home to the famous Glòries Tower skycraper. Check what to see in Glòries.
Glòries Square Barcelona
Glòries Square is a hub in Barcelona featuring large shopping areas, restaurants, hotels, a movie theaters and many leisure options. It’s definitely an area of Barcelona worth visiting, easy to reach by public transportation.
Located in Glòries Square are high profile skyscraper Glòries Tower, the Encants Market and the Museum of Design.
What to see in Glòries Square
Plaça de les Glòries was supposed to be the city center in Ildefons Cerdà urban plan for Barcelona (the one that originated the Eixample district). This idea didn’t work quite well and for a long time it was relegated to a secondary status.
Nonetheless, this plans have realized many decades later, as the whole is finally coming alive with extensive shopping areas, iconic Glòries Tower and the Design Hub Barcelona (Museum of Design).
Glòries Tower is a high profile skyscraper in Barcelona. Designed by high profile architect Jean Nouvel, it has become a symbol of the city in very short time. Its controversial design draws inspiration from the Sagrada Familia church and the peaks of Montserrat mountain.
Visit the stunning lookout point situated on the 33rd floor, for 360º views of Barcelona. See more details and book your tickets.
Encants Vells Market
Street market with interesting architecture features over a 500 stalls of mixture antiques fair, jumble sale and old school market. If you’re looking for interesting and unique items and get a grip of Barcelona’s market life, it’s a must see visit.
Barcelona Design Museum
This museum is the result of merging several previous existing museums into one roof. Its exhibits promotes culture and all branches of design: space, fashion and product.
Westfield Glòries Shopping Center
Westfield Glòries is a high profile shopping center right next to Glòries Tower. If you’re looking for a fantastic shopping experience, don’t hesitate to browse your favorite shop at the open air shopping center. At Westfiled Glòries you can find:
- Parking space for 3000 vehicles, 2 hours free of charge.
- Bicycle parking.
- Amazon lockers.
- Whatsapp & Shop service.
- Gitf wrapping stations.
- A borrowing service for umbrellas, strollers and wheelchairs.
- Free wifi.
- Nursing rooms.
How to get there
Address: Diagonal Avenue 208, 08018
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