Shopping in Madrid

When we travel to any city, in addition to being able to see its most interesting places and go to the odd show, we all love to go shopping and get things that are unique to that place or that are much better in price than where we live. . Shopping in Madrid is as exciting as sightseeing since you will discover spectacular places thanks to going to a specific store or market.

Markets, fashion, souvenirs … in Madrid you can find countless places to buy all kinds of items and at very different prices. If you are going to be in the capital of Spain, I give you some tips to make your purchases much more productive:

Markets : I have to say that I love them and whenever I visit Madrid I stop by one of them as they are spectacular. Without a doubt, the one at "El Rastro" is the best, a place where you can find a lot of second-hand things such as furniture, clothes, decorative elements, antiques and all kinds of curious objects, perfect for many collectors.
Fashion : You will find the famous “Golden Mile” in the Salamanca district, encompassing streets such as Serrano, Goya, Ortega y Gasset or Claudio Coello, although the best and most luxurious brands are on Calle Serrano. You also have many fashion stores in the Puerta del Sol and Gran Vía area, with department stores such as El Corte Inglés or FNAC (the latter for electronics). In this area you have stores like Mango, Zara, Bershka, Sphera, Woman Secret, Springfiel, H&M and a lot more.

Antiques : The best area for antique furniture and art is where the streets of Serrano, Claudio Coello or Huertas are located, in addition to “El rastro”.

Furniture and decoration : Throughout the city you have modern and current stores such as Bo Concept, La Casa or La Oca, all of them with decorative elements and the most modern and innovative furniture.

Delicatessen : cheeses, sausages, sweets, wines and prepared food predominate, all of great quality and exquisite flavors. You can stop by establishments such as Semón, Embassy, ​​Mariano Madrueño, Mantequerías Leonesas or El Horno de San Onofre.

Handicrafts : There are many handicraft, religious art, goldsmith or design shops that are in the areas of the Plaza Mayor, the Lavapiés neighborhood or Huertas.