Madrid offers a wide range of possibilities for all who love shopping. Shopping centres, shops on every corner, businesses giving a new lease of life to streets that were neglected just a few years ago… There is a myriad of shopping opportunities all around the city. A leisurely stroll around the different areas of Madrid, pausing to enjoy the marvellous shop window displays, takes you into a world teeming with possibilities for all tastes and budgets.
The shopping opportunities extend throughout the entire region, where many towns and villages offer visitors a taste of bygone times and the chance to buy local arts and crafts: handmade in family-run workshops.
Street markets, art galleries, craft workshops and antique shops stand side-by-side with high-tech retailers, international companies with headquarters in the main regional capitals, exclusive shops, cutting-edge businesses and spectacular modern complexes that combine shopping and leisure.
The capital offers distinct areas: El Rastro, Barrio de Salamanca, Gran Vía... Shopping in any of the city’s districts is more than a necessity, it is a truly pleasurable experience.
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The area known as Barrio de Salamanca is one of the most exclusive in the city and home to some of Madrid's most luxurious establishments, as well as some of its most characteristic streets, such as Calle Serrano, Calle Goya and Calle Velázquez.
The epicentre of the area known as the "Milla de Oro" (Golden Mile) lies at the junction of Calle Serrano, Calle Ortega and Calle Gasset. This famous zone, which is barely one square kilometre in size, is so called because of the many leading international fashion and jewellery outlets that are located here.
It is a veritable paradise for shoppers and has deservedly become the most chic and elegant district in Madrid. Visitors can enjoy a perfect blend between the most prestigious international names and the most exclusive Spanish fashion boutiques. Even if you are not shopping, a stroll around the streets to admire and enjoy the area is highly recommended.
Source: SOCIEDAD PÚBLICA TURISMO MADRID, S.A. - www.turismomadrid.es