La Central Mall
Bueno Aires

Location

Calle 49 # 21- 38
Bueno Aires, Medellin

Hours

11am - 8pm
Monday to Thursday

11am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday

11am - 8pm
Sunday and Holidays

Official Website

lacentral.com.co

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Modern Mall in the Barrios

Gym

SmartFit

Parking

Paid

Food Courts

1

Kids Area

Yes

Stores

100+

Movies

Procinal

Pet Friendly

Yes

Co-Working

Yes

Located in the Buenos Aires comuna of Medellín, Centro Comercial La Central stands tall as one of the newest and most exciting shopping destinations in the city. Its doors swung open on May 3, 2018, greeted by enthusiastic shoppers eager to explore. La Central is the only Western-style mall in the neighborhoods east of El Centro. It quickly became a popular destination for both locals and visitors.
Though it might not be frequently frequented by English-speaking expats, the mall has captured the attention of the local community and proved to be a boon to the residents of Buenos Aires. The area has experienced a surge in real estate prices since the introduction of the Tranvía tram line, which runs from El Centro east into Buenos Aires, bringing more accessibility and prosperity to the neighborhood.

The History of Centro Comercial La Central

Originally planned to open its doors in March 2018, the mall’s construction and preparations were carried out diligently, adhering closely to the planned timeline. As with any ambitious project, minor delays were experienced, resulting in the opening taking place a few months later than initially anticipated. Nonetheless, this did little to dampen the excitement surrounding the grand opening, with eager crowds visiting the mall on the inaugural day.
The development of La Central was no small endeavor, with a significant investment of approximately 200 billion pesos dedicated to bringing the vision to life. The commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility was evident in the mall’s pursuit of U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver certification. This certification seeks to recognize buildings that employ environmentally friendly practices and adhere to stringent green building standards, further reinforcing La Central’s commitment to sustainable design.

The Stores La Central Has to Offer

La Central’s anchor tenants include Agaval, Exito, Cinemas Procinal, Happy City, and Smart Fit. Centro Comercial La Central boasts a diverse array of stores, making it a one-stop destination for all your shopping needs. With a grand total of around 200 shops, the mall caters to all types of customers. From the latest trends in male and female fashion to stylish clothing for children and youth, shoppers will find an extensive selection to choose from. Footwear enthusiasts will be delighted by the variety of shoe stores, while sports enthusiasts can explore the range of sporting goods available.
For those looking to add a touch of style to their homes, the mall offers furniture and decoration stores. Additionally, lingerie and optician stores are present, providing essentials and accessories for all ages. When hunger strikes, the fast-food places scattered throughout the mall offer a delicious assortment of options to satisfy everybody, but more on that later.

Going to the Movie Theatre

At La Central Mall, movie enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the world of cinema at Cinemas Procinal. With a total of seven screens, the movie theater can offer a diverse selection of films. Whether you’re into action movies, romantic comedies or any other genre, Cinemas Procinal in Medellin will definitely have the latest blockbuster available. Planning your movie night is a breeze, as you can easily access the movie schedule on the Cinemas Procinal website.
Cinemas Procinal is a well-established movie theater chain with a presence in eight cities across Colombia. In Medellín alone, Cinemas Procinal has multiple locations, including Aventura, Aves Maria, Florida Parque, La Central, Las Américas, Mayorca, Monterrey, and Puerta del Norte. This wide reach ensures that movie lovers in different neighborhoods can enjoy the latest blockbusters and cinematic masterpieces conveniently.
To enhance the movie-watching experience, Cinemas Procinal offers a frequent moviegoer card that comes with attractive benefits. With this card, patrons can take advantage of discounted rates on movie tickets and enjoy discounts on food and beverages, making a trip to the cinema even more rewarding. Whether you’re a dedicated film enthusiast or just looking for a fun outing, Cinemas Procinal at La Central Mall promises an enjoyable and cinematic adventure for all.

Shopping at the Exito Supermarket

At La Central Mall, Exito stands as a popular supermarket chain in Medellin. Offering much more than just groceries, Exito is akin to a Walmart in the U.S., providing shoppers with a wide selection of products, including appliances, electronics, clothes, home furnishings, and kitchen items. The popularity of Exito is evident not just in La Central but also across the Medellín metro area, where the supermarket chain operates 26 large grocery stores, along with several smaller Exito local markets.
For frequent shoppers at Exito there’s an exciting rewards program known as Puntos Colombia (previously Puntos Exito). By signing up for this program with a Colombian cedula ID, shoppers can accumulate points with each purchase. These points can then be used for future purchases, effectively offering a 1 percent cashback on every transaction. With each 700 pesos spent, shoppers earn 1 punto worth 7 pesos, adding value to their shopping experience.
Exito also frequently runs sales on appliances, TVs, and other electronics, making it a favorite destination for those furnishing their homes or looking to buy a new TV. Additionally, Jumbo, another big box store chain, offers similar sales, making it worthwhile for shoppers to explore both Exito and Jumbo when seeking the best deals.

Happy City in La Central Mall

On the sixth floor of La Central Mall, families and kids can embark on a thrilling adventure at Happy City. This chain of arcades in Colombia offers a plethora of games and entertainment options, making it the perfect destination for kids and families seeking fun-filled moments. Ranging from simple rides for kids to more advanced arcade games and air hockey, there’s bound to be something for everybody.
Medellín is home to several Happy City locations, with Florida Parque, La Central, Mayorca, San Diego, Viva Envigado and Santa Fé all housing these classic arcade halls. Whether you’re looking to go with kids or going with some grown up friends, you’re bound to find entertainment that will suit your interests.

Smart Fit: Going to the Gym

Located on the eighth floor of La Central Mall, Smart Fit is a prominent fitness chain that rocks many locations all over Medellin. Smart Fit offers two membership plans to cater to various preferences and needs. You can choose between the “Plan Smart” and “Plan Black”. Depending on whether you plan to visit the gym by yourself and go to the same location every time, or whether you want to be able to visit multiple locations and even bring friends along. Pick the plan that suits you best.
In Medellín alone, Smart Fit has an impressive presence, boasting 10 locations. In addition to three more in Envigado, two in Itagüí, one in Bello, and one in Sabaneta, totaling 17 locations in the Medellin metro area. With its extensive reach and commitment to providing accessible fitness solutions, Smart Fit promises to be a go-to destination for health-conscious individuals seeking an efficient and enjoyable workout experience.

Restaruants & Dining

Food lovers are in for a treat at La Central Mall, with a wide range of dining options available to them on the fifth floor. The large food court boasts over 20 spaces dedicated to fast food, providing a diverse offering that’s bound to have something for everybody. Fast food enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, with an assortment of well-known names having locations at the mall. Options include Al Carbón, AsiaWok, Burger King, Frisby, KFC, Presto, Mis Carnes, Qbano, Sarku Japan, Sr. Wok, and Subway. Whether it’s your favourite grilled food, Asian delights, or classic American burgers, La Central’s fast food options cater to everyone.

Location Hours

Store Hours

Monday to Thursday: 11am  to 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sunday & Holidays: 11am to 8pm

Getting There & Parking​

Metro:  Take the A or B metro line to the San Antonio metro station, then transfer to the
T-A Tranvía tram line that will take them to the Miraflores station. From there, a short
five-minute walk leads to the mall.

Taxi / Uber:  For those opting for a taxi, many local drivers are familiar with the mall’s location, making it a quick and easy option. Catching a taxi in front of the mall is also convenient, allowing you to easily head to your next destination after your visit.The same goes for travelling there by Uber or Indrive. Just put in the name or address of the mall, order your ride and you’re ready to go
Car: If you’re driving to the mall, you’ll be pleased to know that La Central offers sufficient parking space. With 800 parking spaces for cars, 900 spaces for motorcycles, and an additional 100 spaces for bicycles, you can park your vehicle with ease.
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