Catalonians were never great lovers of bullfighting so when you get it was eventually banned at the beginning of 2012, there were not too many disappointed people around.
More than 10 years before the the ban became official, property developers took over the derelict building and in a project that took many years transformed it into a modern shopping and leisure centre, which opened in March last year.
To keep up the Catalonian atmosphere, they kept the building’s neo-Mudéjar facade intact, while hundred meter wide dish was added to the top of the bullring in order to enclose it. The dish itself has become a major landmark in the city of Barcelona a great place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or a cool drink on a warm summer’s evening, and enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views of the city that it provides.
Inside the arena, visitors are protected from the elements, both in summer as well as in winter and can take their time to enjoy sauntering around the bullring’s beautifully laid out six floors, offering one of the city’s widest choices of restaurants and coffee bars, shops selling everything from children’s clothing to electrical goods. For those looking for entertainment and not shopping to visit one of the center’s many movie theaters or its fairly unique Rock and Roll Museum. And not meet a single bull along the way.
There’s little doubt about it at the bullring in Barcelona is a much friendlier place to be these days, and one of the many reasons why people choose to make the city their home . If you’re considering living in Barcelona for a while and looking for first-class accommodation with the best location and finest value then the experience and friendly staff at ShBarcelona will be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. Anytime of the year ShBarcelona are guaranteed to have on offer the most comprehensive selection of Barcelona rental properties. You can be sure that ShBarcelona will make finding an apartment to rent in Barcelona a much more straightforward experience than you expected.