Department Stores, Madrid

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    El Corte Inglés: shop all of it at El Corte Inglés

    by gwened Updated Dec 6, 2013

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    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.

    Several location in Madrid and all over the country. the other nice one is at paseo de la castellana just coming out of Nuevos Ministerios from the Barajas airport.

    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

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    CC La Vaguada: The mall or shopping center at Pinar

    by gwened Written Jul 15, 2013

    This is the typical mall or shopping center, with all your favorites stores for a one time shopping extravaganza in a nice residential area of Madrid, my favorite shopping center and now here at VT.

    the hours are Mondays to Sundays from 10h to 22h stores
    supermarket food, Mondays to Sundays from 9h to 22h
    restaurants , Mondays to Thursdays from 10h to 01h
    Fridays and Saturdays 10h to 02h
    Sundays 10h to 01h

    the stores

    restaurants and bars

    the cinema in the Mall

    the supermarket AlCampo (or Auchan in France)

    What to buy: anything you could think of in a mall.

    What to pay: best mall prices in the city of madrid

    main entrance LA VAGUADA arriving by car with parking underground
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    FNAC: FNAC in Madrid

    by gwened Written Feb 24, 2013

    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

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    Department Stores: El Corte Ingles

    by GentleSpirit Written Aug 27, 2011

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    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.

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    ABC SERRANO.: Eighty shops in an old palace.

    by Maurizioago Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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: ...

    Pic taken from a leaflet.
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    Department Stores: El corte Ingles

    by Danalia Written Feb 5, 2011

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    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.

    El Corte Ingles

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    Department Stores: El Corte Ingles

    by crmeers Written Mar 1, 2010

    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.
    Mostly clothing.

    What to pay: You can spend as much as you want.

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    El Corte Inglés: Department Store

    by cinthya_in_victoria Written Dec 31, 2008

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    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

    Happy after shopping :-D

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  • Department Stores: El Corte Ingles

    by pupina Written Aug 8, 2005

    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.

    El Corte Ingles

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    Department Stores: El Corte Ingles

    by Luisanna Updated Mar 28, 2005

    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.

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    El Corte Inglés: It's everywhere!!!

    by IIGUANA Written Mar 9, 2005

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    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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    Centro Commercial La Vaguada: Main Shopping Centre

    by luke850 Written May 27, 2004

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    Centro Comercial La Vaguada is Madrid’s biggest shopping centre, with over 350 outlets, including a Corte Inglés and a large supermarket, as well as a traditional fresh food market. It also has an entertainments floor with a cinema, disco, bowling alley and mini-fairground. It’s a long way from the centre but there is a fast metro link.

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    El Corte Inglés: Compras baratas

    by b1bob Updated Apr 24, 2004

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    El Corte Inglés is a Spanish department store found all over the country and some in Portugal too. Those in the cities are typical downtown department stores. However, the ones in the suburbs are hypermarkets much like Wal-Mart Supercentres in the USA. There is a wide enough selection downtown, but there is so much more in the hypermarkets.

    What to buy: Everything is available there including a money exchange in the Madrid store closest to Moncloa.

    What to pay: Prices were reasonable or else, on my budget on that trip, I never would have bought anything.

    El Corte Ingl��s

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    El Corte Ingles: It's Springtime in El Corte Ingles

    by agarcia Updated Mar 15, 2004

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    El Corte Ingles is the biggest Spanish department store, and you are most likely to pay a visit to them while in Madrid, especially to the extrategically-situated venue of Calle Preciados (right in the middle of the tourist area of the city).

    What to buy: As a good decent department store, they sell every conceivable thing you can think of.

    What to pay: As a general rule, they are slightly more expensive than the average shop in Madrid. The price you have to pay for variety, I guess.

    El Corte Ingles

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    Department Stores: Xanadu Shopping Mall

    by SirRichard Written Dec 9, 2003

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    If you miss the American Shopping Malls and wanna spend the day in one, you can go to this huge complex not far from Madrid (23 km).
    Here you have plenty of shops, entertainement, fast food, cinemas, indoor ski, karts...

    BUT avoid going there on weekends, is soooo full of people that you won't be able to move and it will take you hours to get there through the traffic jams.

    Inside the Mall
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