Shopping Areas, Madrid
This is a classic chic shopping center on paseo de la Castellana,nearer the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, if looking for a modern place to relax, drink a coffee and do some serious shopping this is it, right off the nuevos ministerios line 8 airport line or Santiago Bernabeu on line 10. Walking is easy from Nuevos Ministerios thus,its what I do.
The shopping center MODA is part of a great complex where you can find shops, and entertainement, business centers, convention center,and cultural activities as well as exposition rooms. It was built by 1988 by the group MAPFRE VIDA ,insurance company.
It is open mondays to fridays from 8h to 22h and weekends from 10h to 22h
What to buy: clothings, but to have a nice relaxing time away from the street noise in a nice cafe inside;like Park Avenue
What to pay: prices for brand name items ok by Paris standards
A large shopping mall adjacent to the train station of the same name. in fact the mall lies in what was once part of the station.
All the usual chains are here; H&M, Monsoon, Pimkie, Footlocker etc. Great if the outside temp is to high as it's air conditioned and very cool in here.
This is a converted rail station I believe, but now it is refurbished into a shopping center. I thought this was a very lovely place, and cool to see all the local people, unlike the tourist areas, even though alot of locals are in the tourist areas as well.
There are a lot of neat things that you can get here, it is mainly like a mall back in the States, but with more class and character.
What to buy: I bought a few shirts for myself.
Also, there was a candy store with milk/dark/white chocolate covered almonds that I just had to have.
What to pay: As much as you let yourself
There are many forms of shopping in Madrid - something for everything. The well known flea market - El Rastro offers some good bargains as well as antiques. The market is held on Sunday mornings. Around the main square and neighboring streets are various gift, craft and souvenir shops for the tourists. Around the Gran Via are some fairly expensive jewelery shops and the Salamanca district is good for boutiques.
This part of Madrid is popular for antique shopping. You will also find in neighbouring streets, many other stores selling jewellery and craft shops, paintings, furniture and ceramics and even some weapons.
Like every european capital Madrid has a lots of shops, deparment stores, the sunday flea market. The popular streets for shoppings are Calle Serrano if you´re interested in luxury shops, C/ Preciados, Gran Vía and a lots of shoppings center.
Como cualquier capital europea, Madrid es una excelente ciudad para hacer compras, hay montón de tiendas, grandes almacenes y el popular mercadillo de los domingos. Las calles mas famosas para compras son C/ Serrano, Calle Preciados, zona de Gran Vía y los centros comerciales.
A car-free shopping district is one of the city's best shopping area. Calle Preciados begins at Puerta del Sol and ends at Plaza Callao.You'll find from casual to elegant wears for women and men fashions of major brands, department stores to specialty shops. You know where to spend your pocket money:)
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
There are some good shops on c/ Fuencarral going from Gran Via. Amongst them Diesel and many shops with fashion shoes. On the parallel street there are second hand shops with designer stuff, quite expensive.
This street, which leads towards the Sol Metro stop in the heart of Centro, offers a great many small and large shops for men, women, and specialty items. There are men's shops to suit almost any taste. A quick stroll through this area will reveal a wide variety of shops worth browsing through.
Joy Eslava (Calle del Arenal, 33), with 6 bars distributed across 3 floors, is still the city’s most popular nightspot - on any night of the week it is a favourite queuing venue for both citizens and travellers alike.
Gabana 1800 (Velázquez, 6) is the flagship of the Madrid dulce vida and is a cocktail-sipping hangout for the city’s gorgeous people…and often a few Real Madrid futbolistas.
Ave Nox (Lagasca, 31) has a lively atmosphere and is another prime place-to-be-seen. Teatriz (Hermosilla, 15), set in a charming theatre, is a very popular venue that is worth visiting if only to check out the décor (by Philippe Starck y Mariscal).
Fortuny (Fortuny, 34) is an intriguing ‘disco-restaurant’ in a historic little mansion that has certainly seen the glittering footsteps of more than a few of the city’s brightest stars.
This is a huge (by Maltese standards) shopping mall with loads of clothes shops, shoe shops, accessories shops etc. Spanish fashion is incredible and since I went during the summer sales, I got really great bargains. There are a few franchise shops, such as Zara, Mango, H&M but there are also loads of other shops selling loads of stuff.
Shopping: especially convenient are the pedestrianised streets running off the Plaza Puerta del Sol - Preciados and Carmen, and Gran Via.
And if you don't know where to find something, try El Corte Ingles which is everwhere and appears to stock everything.
What a madhouse! And these are the people outside the shops at Puerta del Sol. I think part of the reason is that most of the shops, Corte Englis included, are not open most Sunday's. Even with the strong Euro, I did find some deals.
What to buy: Actually, I liked the cafeteria downstairs in Corte Englis.
If you are going to shop I suggest you use the Peurta Del Sol as your starting point. You can use this location as a meeting point and basically go in all directions. There is shopping everywhere including the El Corte Ingles. There is everything in this area at every price and the atmosphere is great in the area.
It is basically the center of Madrid where everything is happening. As you can see in my other Madrid tips, the center of Spain is actually here in Peurta Del Sol!!!
These are the 2 parallel streets going up from Plaza del Sol to Callao, there are lots of small shops and also huge El Corte Ingles. They are typical commercial streets closed for the traffic and always full of people.