Madrid is a fabulous city for shopping, as there you can find all type of shops of different styles with a wide variety of products for all tastes. Besides, the capital is a leading fashion city, so you will be able to find all type of products.
One of the most important shopping routes of Madrid is the one that goes through the neighbourhoods of Chueca and Fuencarral. This area is one of the central commercial areas of the city and here you will find the most modern shops of the capital. It is the perfect place for discovering the last tendencies and items of the underground fashion. We also recommend you to visit the Fuencarral Market, where you will find really special and original shops.
The Gran Via is another of the most important commercial areas of the capital. There you can find both hundred-year-old famous shops and the most important fashion chains, located in the first floor of the most historic buildings of Madrid. This way you can do tourism and shopping at the same time.
The Salamanca neighbourhood is known as the Milla de Oro because there we find the most exclusive and luxury shops of the capital. Chanel, Gucci, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Armani or Manolo Blahnik coexist with the most important Spanish fashion chains, like Zara. Here you will also find some shopping centre, such as El Corte Inglés, El Jardín de Serrano and the ABC of Serrano, or even traditional markets like the Mercado de la Paz, with a wide variety of gourmet products.
Another of the shopping routes par excellence in Madrid is the Preciados route. The shops of this central neighbourhood are open all the days of the week and have some pedestrian streets, so the streets are crowded day and night.
The Malasaña neighbourhood features a different type of shops from the Preciados area. Here we find retro shops with a young and alternative fashion in one of the most important leisure areas of the capital. Besides, every Saturday, on 2 de Mayo Square, we find a collectable and antiques market and the DOSDEmarket, where young designers have the opportunity to show their creations to the public.
The second-hand market of Madrid is also a tourist attraction of the capital. There you can buy antiques and unique items, as well as new products in its main streets. There you can find all type of bric-a-bracs.