Madrid is the second shopping destination in Europe and one of the most important in the World. You will find pretty much everything you can imagine due to its big and diverse shopping areas.
The famous “Milla de Oro” (Golden Mile) in the Salamanca neighbourhood, is a tourist mandatory visit for luxury shopping. The greatest Spanish fashion firms like Loewe, Amaya Arzuaga, Kina Fernández, Adolfo Dominguez, Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, Roberto Verino, Manolo Blahnik or Angel Schlesser go hand in hand with international luxury icons such as Chanel, Armani and Valentino. The jewelleries, shoe shops and the most prestigious fashion and complements, as well as art galleries and antique shops make this shopping offering complete. Going shopping around the boutiques and shops in Salamanca neighbourhood is a pleasure for the most elite pockets.
If you are looking for original, avant-garde, bohemian and the latest fashion trends, you should definitely visit Chueca and Fuencarral. You will find there many small shops for young and transgressor people. The area is framed within the Triball Madrid project, an important commercial and touristic focal point similar to New York’s Soho. One of its main exponents is Fuencarral Market (“Mercado de Fuencarral”), where craftspeople, designers and small traders all around Spain offer different products that are so original that are very difficult to find in other parts of the region.
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In the central area of the capital you will discover the most traditional products. Craftsmanship, ceramics, metalwork, leather products, hand fans, guitars, Manila shawls, typical “chulapo” caps and the famous espadrilles among others, complement the shopping offers of small shops with centuries of history, as active as on the first opening day.
If you travel with your family, you can visit any of our shopping malls. Madrid has many of them, and there you can find everything you need: you can have refreshment, have a snack, watch a movie or bowling. You will enjoy a funny and amazing shopping time.
If you want to find small treasures, El Rastro of Madrid is your place. It occupies a great extension of streets between Lavapiés and La Latina, with Cascorro Square as the reference centre. It is only open on Sundays and public holidays from dawn to lunch time. Dig through objects, books, CDs, antiques and collectibles. Later on, you can have an appetizer inside some of the traditional taverns or you can taste creative tapas in one of the fashion establishments. However, El Rastro is not the only flea market and there are many of them all around the city in public places and on determined days. The products for sale are varied: food, clothes, household goods, plants, jewellery, etc. They have always had great public acceptance, since the markets have in the same place a wide variety of items and they have lower prices than traditional shops.
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