Shopping in Madrid
There are many colorful and fun places for tourists to shop in Madrid. These are some of the best spots to go looking for souvenirs, clothes and food.
Specialty Shopping Areas in Madrid
A train station has been converted into a shopping mall that is frequented by local residents. The Principe Pio Mall, which is near the Principe Pio Metro Station, has international chain stores as well as loads of specialty shops that sell everything from clothes to shoes to candy.
There are some good buys for tourists who enjoy flea markets. All types of merchandise can be found at the El Rastro Flea Market, which is open on Sunday mornings. In the neighboring street there are different types of gift stores and souvenir shops targeted for tourists.
Hunting for Antiques
The streets around Carrera de San Jeronimo are good for antique lovers. Besides the antique shops, there are neighboring streets that have a wide selection of crafts, paintings, ceramics and jewelry. There is also a selection of antiques for sale at the El Rastro Flea Market.
Popular Shopping Districts
One of Madrid’s best shopping districts is car free. Called the Calle Preciados, it starts at Puerta del Sol and finishes at Plaza Callao. The department stores and specialty shops in the area sell types of clothes, including both casual and elegant. Gran Via is in the heart of the city and has stores of every size for men, women and children. Browsing through the area is time well spent. Shops of the chain El Corte Ingles can be found all around the city, where everything can be found.
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