Last 21 September Shopping River opened in Valladolid, becoming the sixth largest mall in Spain. Located in Arroyo de la Commit, including IKEA, the mall has 124 local open, 107 of which are commercial shops, 16 cafeteria and restaurants and a cinema with 10 rooms and 1.700 seats. All these facilities generate a volume of 1.600 direct jobs and 400 Indirect, to which must be added the 2.400 job positions arising during the construction period, published as El Norte de Castilla. Next to nothing.
The last time I was in Valladolid was about two years ago, and last week I was lucky to find a flight back to London for just 20 euros (viva Ryanair, whatever they say!), so I stuck a early start on the day before my flight and I went there to remember my college days
In the morning visit to Campo Grande, chocolate with churros, Flea of the best ham in the world, and reeds in the mythical penicillin. No one plans as my friend L! And in the evening, MIS meeting with friends turismiólogas 5 years after finishing the race! As had just open the Shopping Rio was pretty clear what had to go, Huh?
As legend has it The Regional Bus offered Free from the Plaza de Poniente, Bus Station and El Corte Ingles every hour to get to the mall. An hour and a half after being waiting at the Bus Station, and after asking everyone he walked like us, begin to suspect that it was better to just take one of the payment, also Regional, course, coming out every quarter hour.
Arrived, vamos al Ikea, we are left with the desire to take half the shop, we stroll through the mall (where certainly nobody bought anything except Primark), and at about 8 and a half left to catch the bus back, we had dinner with more friends. If I say that the bus stop had a hundred people I think short. Within five minutes a bus arrives, allowed to rise to a 30 people, closes the door and leaves. And others still waiting, and waiting, and waiting. And so it happened an hour, and reached an empty bus, made a move to stop, and went on his way. And we are still waiting.
Those who follow my blog know that I do not usually do reviews, but I seemed to Shameful that after advertising about how wonderful public transportation and how easy it is to go to Rio Shopping, It was all a lie and we had to wait over an hour (until we were looking drive from Valladolid, but like we were still in the bus stop). Yes, very nice mall.