The Glòries shopping centre, which first opened in 1995 and was reinaugurated in 2018 after extensive renovations, is a focus of local life, where you could theoretically (or literally, if you so choose) spend the whole day, from morning to night. You'll find a wide offering of shops, entertainment and dining, among all of which there are top international brands and chains. Big clothing names have some of their local flagship stores in Glòries, so all in one space you can visit Armani Exchange, Uniqlo, Adidas, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Mango, Zara, Sfera, and Cortefiel. And it's not all about clothes, as you can also stop into FNAC for entertainment, Sephora and Rituals for beauty products, Drim for kids' toys and games, and the eight-screen cinema (foreign films are mostly dubbed into Spanish). When you're in need of food and drink, Glòries now features El Mercat, a space that feels like a traditional city market but that offers restaurants featuring Catalan, Spanish and international cuisine all made with fresh produce.
What's more, walking around Glòries is like exploring Barcelona in miniature. Its layout reproduces the grid that the urban planner Ildefons Cerdà designed at the end of the 19th century, and its open spaces offer the feeling of moving through the streets of Barcelona's Eixample neighbourhood.