Shopping in Madrid

Madrid, along with Paris and Milan is on “full European shoppers”, being among the favorite destinations of tourists especially when the reductions season opens. Offer rich with discount prices up to 90% or showcase packed with accessories and decorative items are some of the reasons annually in January and February, the capital of Spain is more crowded than usual. In Madrid, reductions occur twice a year: in the first two months of the year and between June and August.

Luxury brands are on the thoroughfare Gran Via, near Callao, where can be studied retailers known offers: Mango, Zara and H & M. On the other side, stores with lower prices are on the two pedestrian streets: Preciados Calle and Calle Carmen. Here are two major shopping centers: El Corte Ingles, representative of the FNAC chain and Zara, specializing in music and books.

If you are more interested in fashion and shopping focused on clothes and accessories, the indicated area is Salamanca, where the most famous fashion designers have opened offices. Another choice for those who are looking for colorful clothing and modern design is “Mercado Fuencarral,” a three-storey shopping center.

Main market in Salamanca, Mercado Central brings together several areas ideal for shopping, with many shopping centers, the most important of these is the Plaza Mayor. Adjacent streets, called Calle Toro and Calle Zamora are other sources of inspiration for lovers of shopping, considering that there were open souvenir shops and handicraft products, particularly beautiful and chic.

Shops with offers at least as beautiful can be found on the streets Doro and Conde de Cadarrus or even on busy Gran Via.

On Calle Fuencarral, a street located relatively close to the city center there are numerous representations of brands like Gas, Diesel, Pepe Jeans, O’Neill, Puma, G-Star, Miss Sixty, Lois, Adidas, Levi’s. Gran Via, one of Madrid’s busiest streets is hosting some shops of the most popular brands: H & M, C & A, Zara, Mango, Stradivarius, Nike, Adidas, Punto Blanco.

A shopping session can not be considered complete without the taste and culinary specialties of the area.