the department store of electronics, computers, telephone, videogames, books,mangas, TV's, the works is here from France in Spain too.
The one I have been the most is the one at paseo de la castellana next to El Corte Inglés. On a grand selection of specialty items for the young at heart. They have other stores in Spain and several in Madrid see link below.
What to buy: videogames, cds,dvds, books are our priorities here when in town.
What to pay: good prices lower a bit if compare to Paris
the best department store in all of Spain, base by the puerta del sol in Madrid for generations. It was my store since 1970 there.
You can buy anything in a grand style ambiance of the best dept stores in the world. The store is divided into several flloors 5 and two different buildings in calle Preciados and carmen.
What to buy: anything you buy in a full service department stores, fashion,luggage,perfumes, jewerly,toys, electronics, music, etc etc
What to pay: good prices
El Corte Ingles, which is in almost all Spanish cities of any size, is a nice department store. I went to the one in downtown Madrid. Was bustling but nicely organized with pretty good merchandise.
Though a bit pricey for some things it was a good place to buy souvenirs.
I had to buy a carry on bag since the handle on mine had broken off. Sales help was very nice and helped me find a locally made brand that has lasted me several years and is still going strong.
when there is a football game on,, a bit harder to get attentive help:)
good selection and variety, you can also find good travel services section.
What to buy: Good grocery section and you can usually get Spanish marzipan, which is a bit sweeter and choclatey than the German one, but still very good.
What to pay: typical department store, some things are good value others less so, shop around if you have time.
This three storeys shopping centre used to house the offices of the newspaper ABC.
At ABC you can buy almost everything. Flowers, perfumes, clothes, toys an so on. There are few restaurants and two or three cafes to rest your legs after the shopping.
What to buy: Some gift. Something you need or wish...
What to pay: ...
The El Corte Ingles is probably the most famous chain store in Spain, and easy to be find in each and every city.
With more then 115 chain stores in Spain, up to 10 different departments such as: Women's, men's, childrens and teen clothes, electronic, shoes, toys and games, grocery, sports, cosmetics, books, travel agent and a coffee bar at the top floor.
It's not cheap, prices are not very tempted, but since it is another Spanish identity then I am sending you if you are in Madrid (or any other city at Spain) to go and visit.
This was a very fun place to shop at. It was the Spanish vesion of most likely a Sears.
It was very large, with about 5 floors, and each floor was very large.
One cool feature I thought was that in the basement was a grocery store.
What to buy: Anything and everything.
What to pay: You can spend as much as you want.
El Corte Inglés the biggest department store in Spain and it is just like McDonald's; you can find one in almost every corner! I remember its publicity in Spanish magazines sold in Mexico and that woke up my curiosity of visiting it when I had the chance.
In this department store you find everything you need. The prices are high, I can't lie but they have fancy and fashonable stuff.
What to buy: whatever you want
What to pay: as much as you want
You will find El Corte Ingles stores everywhere you look around in Spain. This is a large department store which sells just about everything from groceries to high end electronics. The prices are a bit steep but during sales and when there's some special offers, you can really get a great bargain.
I really like department stores overall and found El Corte Ingles a very nice store. It offered the shopper everything under one roof. As a tourist your curious as to what other stores not in your own country have to offer and let me tell you brand name clothes, shoes, perfumes and friendly people.
What to pay: I found the clothing to be on the expensive side. Now perfumes where reasonably priced.
El Corte Inglés is the biggest (and maybe only one?) department store in Madrid. And it's not only one nor 2 or 3. There are dozens of them everywhere in the city.
So if you want to buy something and don't have the time to shop around in small stores, get yourself into ECI and you'll probably find what you're looking for!
What to buy: If you're looking for perfumes, electronics and underwear, the shop works. Men's apparel... I didn't find anything...
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