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Who said that Madrid has only museums? Madrid is much more, and you will have to find room in your agenda to go shopping. The Region of Madrid is a benchmark both in fashion and design.
Madrid has become in the second European city regarding shopping tourism. Don't miss this opportunity! Come with us and discover all the corners of Madrid where to buy the most exclusive products, the most bohemian areas and some centenary shops that do not change with time missing tradition and modernity.
In short, the region of Madrid offers an endless offering for shopping, both for the people from Madrid and for the millions of visitors and tourists that every year come to our region to enjoy a unique experience of shopping. The modernity, quality and variety of the Shopping Malls, the possibility of finding the best worldwide brands, together with handmade products, and being the only city in Spain whose Shopping Malls are open every day of the year, including Sundays and holidays (except Christmas and New Years Eve), make the Region of Madrid the best shopping tourism destination.
All of this is part of an initiative "Madrid destino siete estrellas" that positions the Region of Madrid as a national and international reference in the shopping world. This is due to the quality of its products and the services offered, declaring that Madrid is the best shop in the World. Take a walk around the commercial axes of Serrano and Preciados-El Carme in order to get to know firsthand what we are talking about.
Among the axis Preciados-El Carmen, we are talking about streets like Gran Vía, Arenal, Sevilla, la Puerta del Sol, Callao or Plaza de España, an area where the traditional commerce of Madrid is mixed with the big department stores and fashionable shops.
If we move onto Paseo de la Castellana, passing by Plaza de Cibeles, we will get into the elegant commercial area of Serrano, composed by streets like Ortega y Gasset, Príncipe de Vergara or Jorge Juan, where you will find the big national and international trademarks. In short, it is the best shop in the World.
As part of the initiative, you can have Access to the Web portal madrid-gouwu.cn, dedicated to the Chinese tourists and an App for the promotion of the Chinese tourism. With the guide, you will be able to enjoy all the information of the main commercial areas of Madrid: the axes Serrano and Preciados-El Carmen, El Corte Inglés of Paseo de la Castellana, the Commercial Walk Castellana 200, the Shopping Malls of the outskirts (the luxury of La Moraleja Green in Alcobendas, the great variety of Gran Plaza 2 in Majadahonda or the luxury brands of Las Rozas Village). All of this is accompanied by the best services such as the personal shoppers that will make the shopping a unique experience, and you have it within reach in the Region of Madrid.
The Region of Madrid also has an App to get to know all the shops within reach. You can access to www.compras-madrid.es and download the application for your device: Android ori OS. In the application you have a wide selection of shops, maps, store finder, sales, favorites and a screening of neighborhoods or types of shops. The application has a notifications system..
If you are non-EU resident, you can ask for the VAT refund on purchases over 90.15 € in all the shops.
In the airport Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas you have an office. Before checking-in your baggage, you must present at the tax-relief office in the airport the goods you have bought together with the tax-free bills to be stamped. Outside office hours, the visa will be done in the Room 1 (T1) or Room 11 (T4)