The new Glòries square (Plaça de les GlòriesCatalanes in Catalan and as official name) is a great example of how to convert an abandoned area of the city in favor of the citizens.
What barely a year ago was a high-density road, a giant “Scalectrix”, whose interior kept an unknown and not recommended dark forest, has become a huge open square, full of activities for people of all ages and where playing sports is possible without the fear of being run over.
All this surrounded by a district that is the icon of vanguard and modernityinBarcelona, with the futuristic DHUB museum, the equally futuristic Agbar Tower andthe new Encants market.
An enjoyable place
If you want to enjoy the variety, rent an apartment in Gloriesand you won’t only be able to practice outdoor sports but you will also enjoy culture; thanks to the Museum of Design (DHUB), the wide green spaces and even the thousands of shops you can find: in the mall (Glòries Centre Comercial), and in the MercatdelsEncants, perfect for buying curiosities and antiques.
Glories is also the epicenter of theater in Catalonia. Here we can findtwo jewels of the Catalan culture: the National Theatre (TNC) and L’Auditori with its music museum. Two buildingswhere you can feel the culture greatly.
The new Glories Square is not just an epicenter for shopping and culture, but it’s also the epicenter of Barcelona city: even more than the famous Catalunya Square.
In this square the three most important avenues of Barcelona intersect: Gran Via, Diagonal and Meridiana. Three big avenuesthat bring us to everypart of the city.
In case we don’t want to take the car, the bike paths and the Trambesós (tramthat linkes Barcelona with Sant Adria delBesos) bring us from this point to any corner ina comfortable and environmentally friendly manner.
A vanguard district
In case the futuristic and contemporary atmosphere that surrounds this place isn’t enough, in Glòriesalso begins the 22@ district: the district of innovation and technology in Barcelona. A reference not only in Spain, but also in the whole southern Europe.
A neighborhood where the leading companies focus on technology services and where intelligent buildings that serve as support for multimedia startups are built. There isno doubt: Glòries is nowadays the nestof innovation and development.