The La Maquinista Shopping Center was opened on June 14, 2000 as one of the facilities provided for by the urban renewal program of Barcelona. With an area of more than two hundred and fifty thousand square meters, it is one of the first in size among the malls of Catalonia. "La Maquinista" is located far from the center of Barcelona. Tourists hardly get here, but it is very popular among the local population. Its architecture is very peculiar - there is no single roof over the boutiques. All the space between the trade pavilions, restaurants, places of entertainment is absolutely open. Leaving the store, you literally find yourself on the street, in the open air, only this street is also part of a huge shopping and entertainment oasis. Designed like a real city, La Maquinista is an open shopping center with its own streets, boulevards, arcades, squares and benches for relaxing. It received its name from the neighboring park, which, in turn, was named after the old factory where the cars for the Barcelona metro were built. Although La Maquinista is located far from the center, it is still recommended to visit those who want to enjoy good shopping. In total, there are about 230 stores of clothing and other goods under the open sky. There are also restaurants where you can sit perfectly. Among the brands represented here are: Alain Afflelou, Blue Spirit, Coronel Tapioca, decimas, Foot Locker, Douglas, ideas, Intersport, Naturcenter, Sephora, Yves Rocher, Swarovsky and others. Metro Line 1 Sant Andreu and Torras i Bages are located near the shopping center. From “La Maquinista” it is very difficult to leave empty-handed: the range of products is so good, varied and affordable, that not to buy some new clothes is just a sin.