Madrid is a shopping town with a varied character. What immediately is catching the eye, are the many small shops which are located in the residential blocks of each district. There is hardly a house without a small shop on the ground floor. Who moves in the city center, first encounters inevitably on the Gran Vía with its numerous shops in various price ranges. Numerous international and national brands have their offices here. South of Madrid's main avenue you can find more numerous smaller and larger stores. In addition to several branches of the department store chain El Corte Inglés, the many shoe shops stand out in particular. An entirely different picture presents in the north of Gran Vía in the Calle Fuencarral or in the Chueca district. Here you can find even some branches of renowned international brands, but the public is a completely different. Attracted by these numerous fancy and trendy shops that one would otherwise expect more in London, New York or Berlin.
Twice a year there is a seasonal sale in Madrid. The winter sales begin in the second week of January and ends in late February. The summer clearance sale stretches from July to August.
The opening hours needs compared to other countries getting used to, since many businesses have their own individual opening hours. Some shops are open seven days a week, others only from Monday to Saturdays. It can be quite confusing on holidays, because then in turn the times can change. Thus, if you plan on weekends or holidays a shopping tour, you should inform in advance if the favourite boutique has opened for the scheduled time.
Department stores and shopping centers
El Corte Inglés
(+34) 913 798 000
Plaza de Callao 2
(+34) 913 798 000
Raimundo Fernández Villaverde, 79 Castellana, 71 y 85
(+34) 914 188 800
Mo - Sa 10 am - 10 pm and Su 11 am - 9 pm
Das spanischste aller Kaufhäuser ist das El Corte Inglés, welches mehrfach in Madrid vertreten ist. Wenn Sie absolut keine Ahnung wo Sie eine bestimmte Sachen kaufen können, dann sind Sie hier immer richtig. Auch wenn die Preise nicht immer ganz billig sind. Ausgesprochene Luxusartikel und Designerware finden Sie im Haupthaus an der Metrostation Nuevos Ministerios.
Centro Commercial ABC Serrano
Calle Serrano, 61
Paseo de la Castellana, 34,
(+34) 915 775 031
Rubén Darío, Nuñez de Balboa, Serrano
Mo - Sa 10 am - 9 pm and Su 12 pm - 8 pm
80 fashion boutiques are located in the former premises of the newspaper ABC. Here you will find the latest Spanish fashion, gifts and many more. Worth a visit is also the roof terrace, which houses a restaurant and a cocktail bar.
Some also in Germany well-known shops offer their products in Spain often cheaper than elsewhere. Often there is also a wider choice. In general, these brands are represented several times in the Spanish metropolis.
(+34) 915 317 897
C/de la Carretas, 6;
(+34) 915 226 945
(+34) 915 776 056
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C/Ferraz 3 - 5
Tel. 915 473 133
Mo - Fr 9 am - 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm and Sa 9 am - 2.30 pm
The Cuenllas is famous for its jamón Ibérico and other Spanish products that you can try at the tapas bar and restaurant before you buy them.
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C/Martín de los Héros 24
(+34) 915 410 042
Mo - Th 10.30 am - 2 pm, 4.30 pm - 9 pm and Sa 10 am - 9 pm
All the »clubbers« offers this white basement a good selection of trendy brands of fashionable workaday clothes to strictly classical pieces. The offer always follows the latest trends.
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C/Alberto Aguilera 15
(+34) 902 330 331
Mo - Fr 10 am - 2 pm and 5 pm - 8 pm
This is the figurehead of an organization that campaigns for fair trade. On offer are, among other things, chocolate, coffee, handicrafts and textiles from around the world.
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Plaza de San Miguel
(+34) 915 481 214
Mo - Fr 9 am - 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm - 8 pm and Sa 10 am - 2 pm
You should be eager to have a look at the Mercado San Miguel. Not only because of the beautiful cast-iron architecture here is worth a side trip. In the Mercado you get a lot of Spanish and Madrid specialties. From wine, over tapas, cheese, jamón, to seafood of all kinds, which can be enjoyed in a pleasant atmosphere.
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(+34) 915 316 840
Mo - Fr 10 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 8 pm and Sa 10 am - 2 pm
This is a specialist in woollen capes, which cannot overcome even the rich and beautiful: from Picasso over Hemingway to Hillary Clinton goes the list of celebrities who have shopped here before.
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C/Conde de Lemos, 7
(+34) 915 73 917
Mo - Sa 10.30 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm
Here you get everything related to flamenco. Musical instruments, CDs, DVDs, sheet music, dance textbooks. Lovers of flamenco will get their money's worth. In addition, there are also clothes, shies, combs, fans and much more in the range of goods of this traditional business in Madrid.
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(+34) 914 296 088
Mo - Sa 9 am - 1.30 pm, 4.30 pm - 6 pm and Sa 10 am - 2 pm
The Vinos María Cabello offers more than 600 Spanish wines and spirituous beverages. In this excellent wine shop, you are served with utmost attention. Ask for the best Rioja and Tojo.
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(+34) 913 664 258
Mo - Fr 9.45 am - 2 pm, 4.45 pm - 8 pm and Sa 9.45 am - 2 pm
Belloso is specialized in the manufacture and distribution of Virgin Mary statues, rosaries, crucifixes and other religious objects.
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Carrera de San Jerónimo, 30
(+34) 914 298 895
Mo - Fr 9 am - 1.30 pm, 4.30 pm - 8 pm and Sa 10 am - 2 pm
A charming old fashioned shop houses this traditional patisserie. Opened in 1842, the Casa Mira is a specialist in Turrónes, an excellent Spanish nougat specialty. Try out the soft ones from Jigona and the hard ones from Alicante, as wel as mazapanes (Marzipan) and all the other delicacies. Especially before Christmas, this is a must!
Calle del Prado
The street of the antique stores, it is definitely worth a visit. In many small shops you can grab some bargain.
Cuesta de Moyano
La Cuesta de Moyano is the popular name for a street which is displayed in Madrid as Claudio Moyano Street. She is famous for its Boutiques who have set up their stalls along the botanical garden and sell there rare editions, curiosities, etc. - often at second hand.