Shopping Malls and Centers

Go for convenience, accessibility, and selection. Those are the perks of Madrid's best malls and shopping centers. You can get in and out quickly and see a ton of things. Loads of local shopping options include high-brow and low-brow stores, along with food offerings should you need a drink or a bite along the way. Check out the wide variety at places like Pull & Bear or Chamberi. Indoors or outdoors, there's a bounty to be had.


If you are looking for comfort and style, Pull & Bear has just what you are looking for! Their line of casual men's and women's clothing is up-to-date with today's trends and styles. Pull & Bear works to dress their customers in style for a reasonable price.

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The best in up-market specialty shopping can be found on this popular street. Calle Serrano is home to designer shops, art boutiques, and everything in between. This is the prefect stop to hit when looking for a keepsake of your travels.

Local Expert tip: Good for window shopping or power shopping.

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La Latina & Lavapiés

El Rastro, which is located between the Plaza de Cascorro and Ronda de Toledo, is reputed to be Madrid's top public market. You can find a little bit of everything, from antiques and furniture to books and clothes. Be ready to haggle a little, and you'll find yourself walking away with a pretty good deal. There are also plenty of food stalls should you get hungry while shopping for bargains. METRO: La Latina

Local Expert tip: Get to Madrid's famous flea market early or you'll miss it.

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An historic European market renovated for the contemporary gourmet, foodies may think they have died and gone to heaven. At the Mercado de San Miguel you will find small, lovely shop stalls filled with fresh cheeses, meats, bread, pasta, fruits and vegetables, cakes and specialty foods for sale. Otherwise, there are plenty of tapas and Spanish wines to be enjoyed at the small tables on the premises. People come as much to ogle the wares as to eat well or buy ingredients for a special dinner.

Local Expert tip: Come with an appetite!

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This street, which leads towards the Sol Metro stop in the heart of Centro, offers a great many high street chain stores for men, women, along with specialty items. There are men's shops to suit almost any taste. A quick stroll through this area will reveal a wide variety of shops worth browsing through. METRO: Banco España or Gran Vía.

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Alcalá is a shopper's paradise that offers a veritable cornucopia of stores. The shops here are all local, or at least European, and offer in-style merchandise. You can expect to find anything from shoes, clothing, and accessories to souvenirs and gifts at Alcalá. METRO: Sol or Sevilla.

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This pedestrian-only street is one of Madrid's best shopping zones. You'll find shops here that sell ladies' and men's apparel as well as a few specialty shops. METRO: Sol.

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Many locals consider this pedestrian-only strip one the city's best shopping areas. You'll find a little bit of everything here, from high-street women's and men's fashions to various specialty shops. METRO: Sol.

Local Expert tip: You can't get any more central than Calle Preciados.

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The Calle Princesa is a street lined with shops, making it perfect for window-shopping. Stores vary in price range and specialty, and there is a nice array of men's clothing stores to choose from. Calle Princesa also features several popular shoe shops, to which the locals flock in droves. METRO: Argüelles and Ventura Rodríguez.

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Named after its original role as the headquarters of the ABC newspaper, this large and elegant building, set in the chi-chi district of Salamanca, has been converted into a shopping and leisure center with eight floors. Four are dedicated to fashion with both high street and designer boutique names, along with sportswear, gifts and jewelry. The upper floors have wonderful views over the city, which can be enjoyed from the seats of three restaurants and the lively fourth floor summer terraza. The very top floor holds a gym. METRO: Rubén Darío

Local Expert tip: It has more personality than most malls.

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