NH La Maquinista

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Carrer De Sao Paulo, De 33-3, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08030, Spain
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 37% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Solo100
  • Business64

More about NH La Maquinista

big openair shopping mall

by Marionbcn about la maquinista

La maquinista its a huge shopping mall, open air, with lots of different stores, and a big cinema complex. Including also cafes and restaurants.
the webpage has catalan and spanish versions.

Shopping around

by Belsaita about Barcelona, a shoppaholic's dream :))

Some people here in VT recommend El Corte Inglés for shopping. Yes, it can be convenient as there are many around the city, and you can shop there (nearly) all you might need. But it's impersonal and more expensive than most other shopping places. The most I like of El Corte Ingles, and almost the only one reason I shop sometimes there is for its delicatessen's food section, and its especial deals, especially in household appliances (but you will probably not buy a fridge as a souvenir!! ;o))

There are many shops on the streets around Portal del Angel , and down Carrer de Pelai to Ronda de Sant Antoni. As well along Rambla de Catalunya (parallel to Passeig de Gracia, not to be confused with Las Ramblas) and all streets nearby, and the central part of Avinguda Diagonal. You'll find there all known brands as Zara, Mango, etc... However, the prices would not be so cheap unless it's sale's time. You may have a look around carrer Girona and nearby streets for some brand's outlets.

There are quite a few shopping centers scattered around the city (Glories, La Maquinista, Diagonal Mar, Gran Via 2... sure you can easily get their websites from Goggle). These may be handy if you want to "concentrate" your shopping. However, these all are characterless shopping malls like the ones you can find anywhere else.

If you're a real top-brand's fashion-victim, you can try La Roca Village (out of Barcelona but there are buses going there). Is an artificial "village" with lots of outlet shops of top brands (so, not cheap stuff even at discounted prices). It's not my thing, but I know many people who rave about this place.

I would better advise you to enjoy your stay at the city wandering around the areas of El Born / Ribera (for local designers' shops) and Gràcia (for more bohemian-style). At these neighborhoods you can combine shopping with resting in a cafe while people watching and even doing some cultural stuff.

Enjoy your trip!

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Holiday info....helpppp!

by jojo1988

hi everyone, im new to this site and ive been reading alot of your posts and you all seem 2 no loads about barcelona so im wondering if any one can help me out. im going to barcelona probably in july or august and so far ive found the nh la maquinista hotel in the sant andreu area that i might stay in, its abit far from the centre but im wondering if anyone whos stayed in that area could tell me about it and any of the restaurants or attractions they have seen also what the metro and bus outes are like around that area... any help would be much appreciated. also how far is sant andreu from montjuic and the beach.
thank youuuu....

RE: Holiday info....helpppp!

by cristilove

Dear jojo,
I don't know the hotel but what I can tell you is that the area is not close to anything that may interest you (except for a commercial mall).
If at all possible try to change the hotel because you will lose a lot of time conmuting for everything.
It's not a bad area, but is not close to the center and with no good public transportation.
Expect this helps.
Cristilove

RE: RE: Holiday info....helpppp!

by jojo1988

hey thanks for the tips, ive changed from sant andreu to a local hotel in the centre las ramblas so i should be okay!! thanks for your help,, take care..:)

Shopping

by vmccar

Can someone please tell me the shopping centre for best value (cheap and cheerful) in or near Barcelona
Not expensive like the El Corte Ingles
Thanks a million

from shopper with little dosh!

RE: Shopping

by dream916

You may wanna shop at Av Del Portal de L’Angel and C. de Portaferrissa. You'll find shop like Pimkie, H&M and Bershka.

RE: RE: Shopping

by Belsaita

Yes here are many shops on the streets around Portal del Angel, as well down Carrer de Pelai to Ronda de Sant Antoni. As well along Rambla de Catalunya (not as posh as Passeig de Gracia) You'll find there all well known brands as Zara, Mango, etc... However, the prices would not be so cheap unless it's sale's time. You may have a look around carrer Girona and nearby streets for some brand's outlets.

There are quite a few shopping centers scattered around the city (La Maquinista, Diagonal Mar, Gran Via 2... sure you can easily get their websites from Goggle). These may be handy if you want to "concentrate" your shopping. However, these all are characterless shopping malls like the ones you can find anywhere else.

If you're a real top-brand’s fashion-victim, you can try La Roca Village (out of Barcelona but there are buses going there). Is an artificial "village" with lots of outlet shops of top brands (so it's not cheap stuff even at discounted prices). It's not my thing, but I know many people who rave about this place.

I would better advise you to enjoy your stay at the city wandering around the areas of El Born / Ribera (for local designers' shops) and Gràcia (for more bohemian-style). At these neighborhoods you can combine shopping with resting in a cafe while people watching and even doing some cultural stuff.

Enjoy your trip!

a girl's gotta shop

by knettleton

With the holidays around the corner and fashion trends always on the up and up, a girl is ready to find some quality deals.

Where is/are the best place(s) to spend a day shopping in Barcelona?
Other near by areas? Valencia? Andorra(I hear its duty free)?

RE: a girl's gotta shop

by jmhenry1123

The very high end shops line the Paseig de Gracia.

There is a large department store in the placa catalunya called El Corte Ingles. There are fun shops in the gothic district. One trendy type place is Zara.

RE: RE: a girl's gotta shop

by raraavis

I used to love Zara. Zara has better prices in Spain than US. But last time I was in there (Santa Monica, CA store), I was quite disappointed by their designs. Also the sizing was off, maybe it was specially sized for fat Americans...There are also a lot small shops throughout the busy section of Barcelona, near that park (I can't remember the name).

RE: RE: a girl's gotta shop

by Belsaita

Wander around El Born and Gràcia (the neighboouhood, not the avenue) for small shops of local designers. You can find real gems! Or along Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya and the Diagonal (specially from the top of Passeig de Gràcia to Plaça Francesc Macià) for top brands. You can check as well some malls as Illa Diagonal, La Maquinista, Diagonal Mar. Enjoy!

Andorra: yes it's kind of duty free, it was really worth it some years ago. But last times I've been there I was quite4dissapointed (regarding shopping). If you go to Andorra for any other reason (skiing, mountaneering...) of course you can get a few good deals shopping. But the price difference is not so big, neither the variety and quality of goods, to justify a trip "just for shopping" (apart the shopping area is horrible). If you go, better have a clear idea of what do you want and the prices in Spain/France. Be careful, some shops may have the same good more expensive! (as people just go there without checking prices, thinking everything is cheaper). Be careful as well regarding international warranty for electronic goods, etc.

RE: a girl's gotta shop

by winnie_347

In Barcelona city there are a lot of shops:

Shopping streets:

carrer Passeig de gracia
carrer pelai
carrer portal de l'angel

Shopping centers:

www.lesglories.com
www.bulevardrosa.com
www.diagonalmar.com
www.granvia2.com
www.heroncitybarcelona.com ...(this have a big outlet)
www.lilla.com
www.lamaquinista.com
www.maremagnum.es
www.pedralbescentre.com

Outlet Push Brands near from barcelona ( you can go by car) (25 min.):
www.larocavillage.com



Travel Tips for Barcelona

F.C. Barcelona

by JLT

Go and watch a game in the football cathedral of FC Barcelona. According to me (I am a big football fan since my childhood), this team shows the best football in the world, and I would call their football style "art". I've been there of course and I can tell you I was really impressed by their technique and attacking style. Moreover, the stadium is so amazing (see photo)

Archeology 3: Roman Burial Monuments

by Belsaita

In the middle of what's now the Old Town, once were just fields. The Roman city was very small compared with the posterior Medieval city (and not to say the current city!)

If you pass by the square of Vila de Madrid, in the Gothic Quarter, you can see some burial monuments from the Roman times. The Romans liked to be buried along the main roads leaning to a city, so the people passing by could see the monuments and pay their respect to the deceased.

Thes were discovered some years ago, when they digged this square for some reason (I think they wanted to make an underground parking lot, but not sure). Fortunately the tombs and the old road were exposed, restored, and now you can see these, a few metres below the current street level.

Vinçon Shopping as well as historial memories

by listenandlearn about Vincon

It was Ramon Casas house who happens to be a local modernist painter, who won the best paintings in the 1900. This is a Avant garde designed store, located right next to the famous La Pedrera.
We shall give you a highlight of this VINÇON in few, as loading it took so long, but will get back and do give you more information..later. The items sold in this store is quite interesting. You will then find things or items such as golf clubs, tennise rackets, desks and odds and ends for left handed people.
You will also find interesting things for the kitchen, utencils.
Desinger lamp shades.
Very Asian furnitures, modern furnitures, also one of the interesting things we found is this special large calendar which is not particularly for year 2006 or what year...it's great for people with sight problems as it's super large prints and we love it! This all depends on how much you wish to spend for your home, for yourself, items here are quite moderately affordable.

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Address: Carrer De Sao Paulo, De 33-3, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08030, Spain