Shopping in Madrid

You'd be surprised, but Madrid is one of the best cities for shopping in the world.

Did you know that Madrid ranks second in The Economist's ranking of the most attractive cities for shopping, behind only the British capital? That alone should inspire you to take a shopping tour to Madrid!

Start your shopping trip with Preciados and the neighboring shopping streets around Puertadel Sol Square (Carmen, Arenal, Carretas streets). Reviews of shopping in Madrid claim that the area is full of all kinds of shopping venues: souvenir stores sit alongside Zara, Bershka, Mango and other fashion brands, while CDs and books are sold alongside antiques.

If you're interested in "exclusive" shopping in Madrid, reviews recommend heading straight to the Salamanca district, home to luxury boutiques. Here, on Serrano Street and in the surrounding neighborhoods, you can even meet world celebrities (not for nothing this area is called the "Golden Mile").

The shopping centers in Madrid are represented, first of all, three dozen department stores El Corte Ingles this is the largest group of department stores in Europe and the most popular among the residents of Madrid.

Madrid's large shopping centers not only offer great shopping, but also entertainment for all tastes: for example, at Palaciode Hielo you can ice skate, and at Xanadú you can even ski and snowboard.

Madrid's outlet malls will delight even "seasoned" fans of thrifty shopping. There are three huge Factory outlet centers, each with up to 150 brand-name stores. Another impressive outlet near Madrid is Las Rosas Village (however, this shopping village is rivaled by another outlet, La Roca Village).

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