Madrid city has a lot of popular shopping spots that can rival any other international tourist destination. The people here love fashion and the city is lined with high street and designer boutiques which sell excellent quality jewellery, clothing, shoes and all possible leather goods as well.
Aside from the many shopping centres and malls, open-air flea markets in the area of Rastro are quite famous and are known to be quite busy along with cinemas and theatres. Whether you want the latest shoes and bags, or you want some local souvenirs, the shops around the Plaza Mayor are also a great hit during one of your many city tours.
Originally built in 1916, Mercado San Miguel is a covered market that caters to locals and visitors both. It was renovated and now the iron structure is a popular hotspot to get to observe the people and the culture. It is located in the centre of Los Austrias Madrid and a gastronomic hotspot for any foodie with some of the finest products and wine for sale.
Address: Address: Plaza de San Miguel, s / n 28005 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 915 42 49 36
Gran Via in Madrid city leads from Calle de Alcalá to Plaza de España. It is also referred to as the 'Spanish Broadway' and is one of the most popular shopping areas with hotels and movie theatres. This 1300m long street is over 100 years old and is one of the busiest streets in the city and has some sought after retail shops.
This shopping centre dates back to the 19th century. There was an ancient railroad station of Principe Pio which was then converted into a shopping mall. But, the original structure of it is still intact. At present, along with local trains and subway, there are various stores, restaurants, movie theatres. This historically preserved structure has leisure activities and top fashion shops to explore.
Address: Paseo de la Florida, 2, 28008 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 917 58 00 40
Located along the popular Plaza de Cascorro and Ribera de Curtidores is the El Rastro market in Madrid city. It is a very popular open-air flea market and is held on public holidays and also on Sunday. It is also the largest flea market in Spain and has rows and rows of shops selling souvenirs, antique goods and even vintage bags and clothes.
Address: Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores, 28005 Madrid, Spain.
The centre of the Plaza Norte 2 mall is decorated with the lamps of Italian style having huge chandeliers. It has marble flooring, marble columns, staircases and the balconies as well are of marble. The total shopping area is over 50,000 square metres and there are over 225 shops in this mall that sell a variety of goods. Overall, it provides the best shopping experience.
Address: Plaza del Comercio, 11-12, 28703 San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain.
Madrid Xanadu is considered to be one of the largest shopping centres in Madrid. It consists of more than 250 stores open year-round. The shopping centre also has movie theatres as well as restaurants. Moreover, facilities that can be availed are go-kart racing track, a mini amusement park, a bowling alley, preschool etc. to name a few. Xanadu also owns the largest indoor ski slope in Europe. There are two slopes put in the snow park over 24000 square meters out of which one is meant for the beginners and the other for the experts.
Address: intu Xanadu Motorway A-5, exit 22. Arroyomolinos, 28939 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 911 03 60 01
Centro Comercial Dreams Palacio de Hielo or simply Palacio de Hielo offers shopping, leisure and sports with one of the amazing ice skating rinks in entire Europe. This rink is of 1800 square meters. Also, it has movie theatres, restaurants, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, solarium and a bowling alley. Aside from the wide range of activities, the mall has over 15 cinemas and a wide range of restaurants and cafes to enjoy a nice afternoon.
Address: c/ Silvano, 77. 28043 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 917 16 04 00
Salamanca is one of the major shopping districts in Madrid. It has some of the city’s largest and best stores and is said to be the most fashion-forward district flanked by Calle José Ortega y Gasset, Calle de Serrano and Calle de Goya. Brands for this shop include Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Chanel and even Valentino. Most stores on the street open at 10am and are open till about 8:30pm with a break from 1:30pm - 5pm. They are also open every Saturday as well.
Situated in one of Madrid's wealthiest neighbourhood, Salamanca, is very popular Centro Comerical ABC Serrano. A while back the building was home to the ABC Spanish newspaper, but now it is a classic shopping mall with high-quality goods and fashion outlets. The shopping mall has three storeys and has an elegant and relaxing atmosphere.It also has an excellent restaurant on the rooftop terrace and a bar serving the best drinks. The shops are open from 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 12noon to 8pm on Sundays.
Address: Calle de Serrano, 61, Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 915 77 50 31
Centro Comercial Parquesur is an entertainment centre and a shopping mall in the city of Leganés which is roughly 7km away from the centre of Madrid city. Unique in Europe, the mall has a cybernetic fountain and a cinema with IMAX system. It was once the largest mall in Europe (2004) and is currently the third largest shopping mall in Spain with over a staggering 215 shops and restaurants along with a hotel.
Address: Avda Gran Bretana, s/n
Leganes, Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 916 87 36 00
Centro Comercial La Vaguada is said to be the first commercial centre installed in Madrid and in Spain, opened in 1983 and designed by architect César Manrique. It is situated in the Pilar neighbourhood and is an excellent meeting point for locals and international visitors touring the city. The mall itself has fashion and beauty stores, technology stores and even a dental clinic and post office. It is the perfect pit-stop to celebrate the day lounging with the family.
Address: Avenida Monforte de Lemos, 36 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 917 30 10 00
Las Rozas Village is a large shopping outlet that is situated about 30 minutes away from the centre of Madrid city. The open-air village consists of free wifi, cafes, restaurants and luxury boutiques of international brands offering up to 60% discount. International visitors can enjoy shopping and claim their tax back on their purchases. You can reach the village by car, or take the bus service from Plaza de España.
Address: Calle Juan Ramon Jimenez, 3, 28232 Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 916 40 49 00