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Shopping in Madrid city centre

Style and fashion can be found in every corner of Madrid, one of the best European cities for shopping lovers.

In the centre of the Spanish capital, you can find some of the most internationally renowned shops and brands, with options for all budgets. Shopping in Madrid is a must if you are visiting the capital, and here are some of the streets and shopping areas you can't miss.


The best places to go shopping in Madrid


Gran Vía


Undoubtedly one of the most commercial streets in Madrid, the emblematic avenue of Gran Vía is a paradise for fans of big brands. In this artery you will find a mixture of classic firms of clothes, shoes, jewellery and electronics and some of the most fashionable brands. Everything you are looking you can find on Gran Vía, one of the best places to experience the cosmopolitan essence of Madrid.


Lavapiés and Rastro


For those looking for a unique shopping experience far from extravagance, Lavapiés is one of the most interesting areas for shopping in Madrid. This multicultural neighbourhood is full of small shops, with products from all over the world and independent designers seeking their niche in the capital. On Sundays and public holidays, you must visit El Rastro, the large street market that has become a hallmark of Madrid.


Chueca, Malasaña and Fuencarral


This shopping area in Madrid is home to the best in alternative and urban fashion. You can find second-hand clothes, sportswear, new designers, tattoo shops and bookshops specialising in comics and LGTBI themes. You can find the most fashionable Madrid in the establishments of what is considered one of the most important shopping areas in the capital.


Barrio de Salamanca


In the elegant Calle Serrano of Salamanca quarter, you will find Madrid's famous "golden mile", a luxury shopping area where you can find some of the most exclusive national and international brands. Prada, LOEWE, Versace, Louis Vuitton, or Gucci are some of the brands - suitable only for the wealthiest pockets - that can be found in this street.


Puerta del Sol and Preciados


In the heart of Madrid and parallel to Puerta del Sol is Calle Preciados, an open-air shopping centre with a huge and varied offer of clothes, shoe, music, and book shops. It is one of the most convenient areas for shopping in Madrid, as the capital's most famous establishments can be found within a few metres. The main appeal is that it is a completely pedestrianised street, perfect for going in and out of the shops.


Stay in Gran Vía for a day of shopping in Madrid


Are you thinking of a shopping getaway to Madrid? Our 5-star hotel in the centre of Madrid has the best location in the heart of Gran Vía, close to the best shops in the city. At The Principal Madrid you will find the rest you need after a long day of shopping, either in our luxurious rooms or in our wellness area with massages and treatments à la carte.


Don't miss out on a great shopping experience in the capital, book your stay at The Principal Madrid luxury boutique hotel!

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June 28, 2022

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