Leisure and shopping have been consolidating for years as key elements of European tourism. Cities like Milan or Paris have, among their many attractions, shopping centers of great historical, cultural and economic interest.
For this reason, the European organization European Best Destinations, in collaboration with the tourist offices of the different countries, has just selected the 10 most beautiful shopping centers in Europe. Among the 10 chosen is Arenas de Barcelona, owned by MERLIN Properties. Arenas is the only Spanish center that shares a list with emblematic places such as Harrods (London) or Galeries Lafayette (Paris).
Among the reasons that make the Center especially attractive, European Best Destinations has highlighted the modern and avant-garde style of the building, which encompasses more than 60 commercial outlets, including fashion stores, cafes, restaurants and bars.
The historical interest of the center, the imposing interior space and its unique location have also contributed to the choice of Arenas as the most beautiful shopping center in Spain and one of the first in Europe, thus becoming a tourist destination that deserves a visit for itself.
The group that owns Arenas, MERLIN Properties, is the largest real estate company listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange -with a capitalization of more than 5,000 million euros-, and a leader in the tertiary asset sector in the Iberian Peninsula, investing in offices, premises commercial, logistics, hotels and shopping centers. Currently the company has 15 centers distributed nationwide.