Where to Shop in Madrid?
When it comes to shopping in Madrid, you and the girls will have a field day with over 5 main shopping streets for you to make you way down. You will find everything you need here, from high street and designer labels, to jewellery, gadgets and gift stores. Conveniently, the most popular shopping street is right in the city centre, meaning you and the girls won’t have to travel too far to squash those shopping needs.
Calle Gran Vía
Known as the street that never sleeps, Calle Gran Vía is home to heaps of theatres, cinemas, restaurants, and shops. You with find brands such as H&M, Zara and Lacoste here, along with large department stores such as El Corte Inglés. The street itself is 1.3 kilometres long, so you and the girls can easily spend at least half a day making your way down it, popping into various stores along the way.
Calle de Preciados
Located south of Calle Gran Vía, Calle de Preciados is one of the liveliest shopping streets in Madrid and has been pedestrianised to make your experience that little bit better during your weekend. Initially you will discover a range of tapas restaurants and bars, perfect for tucking into some tasty food to fuel your retail therapy. You’ll then come across an amazing range of products such as women’s fashion, video games and accessories, all from small boutiques and large department stores.
Calle de Serrano
North of the city centre, Calle de Serrano is a 3 kilometre long street that is known for its variety of shopping malls, jewellery stores, designer shops and luxury franchises. Luckily for you and the girls, if you fancy indulging in designer labels such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton on your weekend, doing so on Calle de Serrano means you’ll get a tax free experience!
Calle de Fuencarral
If you want to stray away from the typical brands and discover more alternative fashion brands, then Calle de Fuencarral is the place to be. Stretching for 1,500 metres, you’ll find heaps of boutique stores home to items created by independent designers, tattoo and piercing parlous, cafes, restaurants alongside big names such as Diesel. Walking this street will immerse you and the girls into a bohemian environment, and even provides you with an amazing backdrop for any pictures!
El Rastro on Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores
Wanting a real Madrid shopping experience whilst on your weekend away? Then head to the most popular flea market, El Rastro on Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores. You’ll find brand new and second hand items here, ranging from quirky clothing to electronics, pretty much anything you can think of will be here. It held every Sunday on Plaza de Cascorro and can get pretty busy so make sure give it a go before you go back home!