La Maquinista shopping centre is located in the Sant Andreu district of Barcelona, and was opened on 14th July 2000, the culmination of a city planning project. It has become a pioneer in our country of the open shopping mall.
It is the giant of Barcelona shopping, with over 250,000 m², 242 shops and 2,800 employees, making it the largest in Catalonia and one of the largest in Spain. Its shops and establishments are spread over three floors, (first, ground and street level) and it has two free car parks, one in the two-storey basement and another outdoors, with a total capacity for 5,500 vehicles.
La Maquinista is a hub for fashion, leisure activities and restaurants, where international top names and services come together.
It can be reached by the local train service, (Rodalies de Catalunya) lines R2 and R2 Nord, metro lines 1, 9 and 10, as well as by bus, bicing (city bike hire) as well as by car via the ring roads, Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral. Public transport is recommended during the busiest times of the year.