El Corte Ingles: The English Cut....a tailor?
wonderful department store, part of a chain.
It seems to be a good place to go, although the clothes seem a little more expensive than other stores, possibly due to there being many designer label franchises.
Vera Cruz: La Boutique del Cafe
The shop is also a coffee shop at the rear of the building. It is busy and an excellent place to buy both coffee and tea.
What to buy: I can recommend the ground coffee from this shop - I highly commend the Guatamalan Coffee that they sell.
What to pay: 1/2 kg of ground coffee was 7.63€
Carrefour: Another very large all purpose supermarket
The shop is part of the Carrefour group, and the branch I was in was located in La Coruna - where they actually have three in that city.
Excellent range of products from food to white goods, clothes to alcohol!
Open from 10:00 - 22:00
Alcampo: Shopping Centre - Palavea
The centre itself has a range of shops, and is more than just a supermarket (large as it is) - the centre has a hiardresser, cafe/bar, shoe shop, pet shop, jewellers, newagent and so forth.
There is a great deal of parking and there is also an eklctgrical superstore within the complex!
Open between 10:00 - 22:00 (Monday to Staurday - closed Sundays)
La Fe Corunesa: Chocolate!!!!!!
The shop has recently had a refurbishment by the look of it - it is now possible to enter through Ruiego de Agua 8 and exit by an entrance near Puerta Real.
It has been trading since 1926.
What to buy: Chocolate of every description both to eat and to drink. There is also a wide selection of biscuits.
Bazar de Pepe: Pictures, prints and Frames
The shop offered a range of framed and unframed prints and pictures. They have a selction of original prints too.
They also offer a picture framing service if you are buying presents or gifts for yourself.
What to buy: Try some of the series of prints which show the Torres de Hercules - see them in photo 4 - these are just two of them, many more have been done.
La Moderne: Gifts and curios
The shope stocks a range of fun, novelty and aesthetically pleasing items. This is a reasonably priced outlet for most of the goods on sale.
What to buy: I have taken a liking to Suso Rojo statuets - see what you think.
Sea Port Boulevard: An eclectic mix of ornaments and decor
I am not so sure how i could describe the shop - it carries a wide range of stock and offers wooden goods, stones gifts, lamps and well loads of other stuff.
All are reasonably priced and well worth a visit!
The Local Market: Mercado o plaza de abastos - Fresh Food Market
The local market is a wonderful experience, and from the outside does not appear much but when you enter the building you are faced with a wonderful array of fresh meat, fish and vegetables.
It is busy during most of the day - but remember it does shut during the afternoon from about 14:00 (2pm).
Gaola Artesania: Galician Arts and Crafts
It is a freindly shop, slightly out of the way, but well wortha visit if you are looking for something more unsual.
What to buy: I would recommend buying one of the works by susorojo.
Libreria Colon: Books, Books and more Books
A good selection of books - mostly Spanish Language, however a range of European language books are available. The selection of English books is some what limited.
Portobello: Records in Corunna
I'm a record's collector and this is my favourite shop. You can find thousands of collectable LPs and CD's of all genres.
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