April 7, 2024
Lifestyle in Madrid

Where to go shopping in Madrid Centro

One of the attractions of Madrid is its varied commercial offer that attracts many visitors, both locals and tourists. When it comes to shopping in Madrid Centro, you will find something for everyone. Whether you are looking for exclusive shops, century-old shops, department stores or modern shopping centres, in this district, the real heart of Madrid, you will find what you are looking for.

We invite you to explore the most outstanding shopping areas in Madrid Centro:


Gran Vía Street

Calle Gran Vía, with more than 100 years of history, is one of the city's main thoroughfares. Here you'll find everything from entertainment venues, bars and restaurants to theatres and concert halls and, of course, numerous shops selling national and international brands.

In its first stretch, from Alcalá to Red de San Luis, you will find the most exclusive shops, with renowned jewellers and select fashion boutiques whose doors have been open for several decades and recall the elegant and distinguished past of Gran Vía.

This stretch is also home to WOW Concept Madrid, a shopping centre whose unique and innovative proposal combines fashion, design, technology, gastronomy and entertainment in an avant-garde environment.

WOW Concept Madrid *

As you make your way along the 1.3 km-long Gran Vía, you'll find popular international brand shops surrounded by the beautiful architecture of the area.

Since its remodelling, Madrid's Gran Vía has become a much more pedestrian-friendly street, which has undoubtedly benefited the many shops and boutiques in the area.

Sol - Preciados - Carmen

Calle Preciados is another of the favourite streets for shopping in Madrid Centro. It starts at Puerta del Sol and connects with Plaza de Callao and together with Calle del Carmen and Calle Arenal, it is one of the main shopping areas in the centre.

Here you will find the main national and international fashion and jewellery chains, one of the largest Apple shops in the country, as well as the department stores El Corte Inglés and Fnac.

Apple Store Sol **

Chueca – Malasaña – Fuencarral

The capital's most alternative and trendy shopping area is located between Plaza de Chueca and Calle Fuencarral and Calle Hortaleza.

Here you'll find a wide variety of establishments, ranging from tattoo shops, second-hand shops, decoration shops and original bookshops, as well as retro-style shops and urban fashion whose alternative and modern aesthetics are out of the ordinary. Many young designers find in this area the ideal showcase for their innovative creations.

No doubt if you are looking for an alternative and different style, you will find it here.

Bookstore Malasaña ***


Canalejas Gallery

‍If we talk about shopping in Madrid Centro, we cannot fail to mention the Galería Canalejas, which stands as the icon of luxury in Madrid Centro. In the former Palacio de la Equitativa de Madrid, located between Alcalá and Sevilla streets and with a surface area of 15,000 m2 distributed over 3 floors, the Galería Canalejas houses numerous fashion, accessories, perfumery, cosmetics and high jewellery shops of the most exclusive luxury brands in the world.

It also has a select gastronomic offer. Its Food Hall, located on the underground floor, offers a luxury gastronomic experience thanks to its 13 restaurants of different specialities and nationalities, including several Michelin stars.

Canalejas Gallery ****


Don't miss our selection of posts about this vibrant and emblematic district of Madrid.

Madrid Centro (Part I): From historic centre to trendy neighbourhood
Madrid Centro (Part II): The 5 must-sees
Madrid Centro (Part IV): Markets and gastronomy.

*Credit to: El mirador

**Credit to: Apple
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****Credit to: Galería Canalejas

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