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Madrid's smartest shopping area.  Top designer names like Versace, Chanel, Hugo Boss and Hermès are available for purchase or just looking and dreaming!

Shopping Tourism in Madrid
It may not be on the top of your list when you think of shopping travel destinations, but Madrid has the best of Spain to offer in its shops. If you are looking for upscale chic shopping experiences, there are a number of exclusive shops available in the city. If more organic shopping is your style, there are flea market atmospheres or a number of quaint antique shops available for perusing.


The district of Salamanca is one of the 21 districts that form the city of Madrid, Spain (as of 2005). It received its name from its founder, the Málaga native Don José de Salamanca y Mayol, Marquess of Salamanca, who founded the area in the 19th century.

The Salamanca district is one of the most representative areas for bourgeois madrileños. It was completely urbanized by 1927. Salamanca is in the outer area of the "Rondas", where the neighborhoods of Guindalera and Fuente del Berro originated with more spontaneous urban development. Marqués de Salamanca Square separates the wealthy area from the more popular parts of the district. Salamanca has become an important commercial area of the city.

Salamanca is located to the northwest of the historical center of Madrid. Its boundaries are defined by the following streets:

  • To the west, the Paseo de Recoletos and the Paseo de la Castellana.
  • To the south, Alcalá Street and Calle O'Donnell.
  • To the east, the Avenida de la Paz (M-30).
  • To the north, María de Molina Street and Avenida de América.
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    AC Hotel Avenida de America, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel AC Hotel Avenida de America, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel, Madrid
    The AC Avenida de América hotel is located near the center of Madrid, Spain, next to Avenida de América. The Torress Blancas Monument is two-and-one-half kilometers away. Puerta del Sol, Gran Via and the Plaza de Espana are five kilometers from the hotel. The Royal Palace of Madrid is six-and-one-half kilometers away. Shuttle service (surcharge) is subject to availablity to and from Madrid Barajas International Airport.  The hotel's on-site restaurant serves traditional Spanish cuisine with an innovative twist. Buffet-style breakfasts and a la carte dinners are served each day. Room service is available. The hotel offers business services, conference rooms, wireless Internet access, a safe-deposit box at the front desk, TV room and complimentary newspapers. Parking is available for a surcharge. 
    Gran Hotel Velazquez Gran Hotel Velazquez, Madrid
    The large Gran Hotel Velazquez is located in central Madrid, Spain, within 500 metres of El Retiro park. The hotel is one kilometre from the famous Prado art gallery and Puerta del Sol square. Gran Hotel Velazquez is a light-coloured, seven-storey building with curved windows and balconies on the front. Inside is a grand marble lobby with chandeliers and complimentary newspapers.  Gran Hotel Velazquez serves a buffet breakfast in the Velazquez Bar (surcharge). The hotel has two restaurants, including El Rocio, a relaxed venue with Moorish decor and an Andalusian menu specialising in seafood and rice. Las Lanzas is a more formal restaurant with parquet floors and framed prints, and an a la carte menu of Mediterranean dishes.  The meeting and event rooms at the Gran Hotel Velazquez can cater for up to 300 people. The hotel has a hair and beauty salon. Madrid attractions are within easy reach, and staff at the front desk are available 24 hours a day to give advice.
    Hesperia Madrid Hesperia Madrid
    This exclusive design hotel is located on famous Paseo de la Castellana, with Madrid's finest boutiques on its doorstep. Local attractions include the Real Madrid stadium one kilometre from the hotel; for those interested in more cultural pursuits, the Prado Museum can be found three kilometres away. The closest airport is Madrid Barajas: approximate driving time is 15 minutes and distance is 15 kilometres.  There are two acclaimed restaurants on site. Santceloni is smart and contemporary, serving Catalan haute cuisine by resident chefs. The other is the more relaxed La Manzana, with a menu combining Mediterranean dishes with Oriental flavours. Other facilities include the Scotch bar, with the widest selection of whiskeys in Madrid, the Skygym, a fitness gym with views of the city, and full business services. The hotel provides a concierge desk to help with booking shows, restaurants and exploring the city. 
    Hotel Silken Puerta América Hotel Silken Puerta América, Madrid
    The Hotel Silken Puerta América in Madrid, Spain, is an ultra-modern hotel created by internationally renowned designers and architects. The hotel is located just outside central Madrid, 200 metres from the nearest metro station. The City Museum, Plaza Monumental de las Ventas and Lazaro Galdiano Museum are within one kilometre. The 13-storey design Hotel Silken Puerta América has a bold, multicoloured exterior and visually arresting contemporary interiors. The hotel has a restaurant, cafeteria and 24-hour room service. Drinks are served in the bar, and there's an onsite nightclub in the evenings. The Hotel Silken Puerta América offers a business centre and spacious meeting rooms with natural light. Wireless Internet access is available. The top-floor health spa, with fitness centre, sauna, indoor pool and decked terrace, affords panoramic views of the city and Madrid's mountains. The Hotel Silken Puerta América also has a tranquil designer garden.
    Hotel Zenit Abeba Hotel Zenit Abeba, Madrid
    The Zenit Abeba is a modern hotel with a marble facade located in Madrid's smart Salamanca district, close to the main shopping streets.  Attractions nearby include the Fundacion Juan March, a cultural centre that houses art exhibitions, conferences and concerts, and Las Ventas bullfighting arena, both within a kilometre of the hotel. The lovely Retiro Park and the Prado are within 2.5 kilometres. The hotel restaurant, Novus, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves traditional Spanish cuisine in a warm contemporary setting.  After a busy day guests enjoy a drink in the hotel bar or order up a bite to eat from room service. The hotel has conferences and meeting rooms with capacity for up to 30 people and audiovisual equipment can be provided upon request.  Wireless Internet access is available throughout the building. Multilingual staff on the 24-hour front desk can assist with organising transport and offer advice on the city. For those arriving by car there is secure pay parking on site. 
    Meliá Galgos Meliá Galgos, Madrid
    The Meliá Galgos is located in Madrid, Spain, in the Salamanca district of the city. Real Madrid football team's Bernabeu Stadium is one kilometre away, and the central street of Paseo de la Castellana is 2.5 kilometres from the hotel.  The Meliá Galgos is a modern four-star hotel with seven floors and a roof terrace that affords spectacular views over Madrid. The reception is decorated in modern style with marble flooring, and houses a 24-hour front desk and lounge bar that offers drinks accompanied by live piano music in the evenings. The hotel also offers a gym and wellness centre with a sauna, spa tub, solarium, Turkish bath, and massage treatment rooms. There is a choice of dining options with the a la carte Diablo restaurant, specialising in international and Mediterranean dishes, the Castellana buffet restaurant, and the Floridita bar restaurant with a lively Cuban atmosphere with live music, cocktails, and Havana cigars.
    Petit Palace Embassy Serrano Petit Palace Embassy Serrano, Madrid
    This high tech hotel occupies a nineteenth century residence situated on the doorstep of Madrid's business and exclusive commercial districts as well as just 20 metres from the capital's main square, Plaza De Colon. Concierge provides tour assistance for guests wishing to explore the city. Approximate driving time to Madrid Barajas Airport is 20 minutes and distance is 15 kilometres (9 miles). The property's modern business centre resides in the lobby and features complimentary high-speed Internet access, personal computers with 17-inch flat screens, printers, photocopiers and fax services. Multi purpose conference rooms are also available, while the hotel bar provides a less formal meeting point and the high tech restaurant with sports screen and international menu a chance to unwind.  Petit Palace Embassy Serrano offers 75 modern rooms over 6 floors. Each room is equipped with the latest in technological and amenity innovations.
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    Shopping Tourism in Madrid   by Kurt Schefken

    It may not be on the top of your list when you think of shopping travel destinations, but Madrid has the best of Spain to offer in its shops. If you are looking for upscale chic shopping experiences, there are a number of exclusive shops available in the city. If more organic shopping is your style, there are flea market atmospheres or a number of quaint antique shops available for perusing.

    The main shopping area in Madrid is the Gran Via. This street is full of shops that seemingly never close. Even when the night life kicks up, there is still shopping to be done in this area in many of the stalls around the Plaza Mayor. A word of caution, make sure you know how to bargain. Some of these booths are just looking to make a buck off those in the tourism market and are selling the same tourist junk you can buy at any airport kiosk. Look around, and look for a good deal.
    If you love the idea of shopping in the open air visit El Rastro, the massive outdoor flea market in Madrid. In addition to the same touristy things you expect to find everywhere, there are treasures to be found including jewelry, old books, clothes and antiques that need new homes. If you are in the area on a Sunday there is also a coin and stamp fair nearby.

    Check out the La Latina Metro Stop. This is located between the Ronda De Toledo and the Plaza de Cascorro and Ronda de Toledo. You will know you are there when you see the massive Eloy Gonzalo statue in the center of Cascorro Square.

    This place is packed on the weekends, as it is a travel destination, but while the crowds are big, so are the deals to be had! There are many, many shopping opportunities. There is also some shopping potential during the week, but not nearly as lively an experience as on the weekend.

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    Want the latest in style and fashion? Then you want the Alcalá area. You will be able to roam from boutique to boutique filled with dresses, shoes, and all the latest accessories. If you are using the metro as your transport, get off at the Sol or Sevilla.

    Another fancy shopping destination is Calle Serrano. This street is full of the finest in shopping including art, gifts and a variety of designer clothing items. You can find a precious gift for yourself, and don't forget to get something for those back at home that were not lucky enough to be vacationing in Madrid.

    The high fashion shopping in Madrid is not just for women. Both genders of the tourism market are appreciated where fashion is concerned. The Calle Princessa, which can be accessed by the Argüelles and Ventura Rodríguez metro stops, is lined with a number of men's boutiques selling suits, accessories and shoes for the classiest of men.

    For a quaint shopping experience, try the Calle Preciados. It is a shopping area that is only accessible by walking. To get there, take the Metro to Sol.

    Finally get a real feel of Spain at the Mercado de San Miguel. This was once just a fish market, but now it offers a wide variety of foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other delectable items to experience.


    About the Author - The magazine writer Kurt Schefken is especially interested in themes corresponding to Benidorm. You might come across his publications on Madrid and gandia over at

    Latest update: May 27, 2017