in Madrid can stiil be done around small,
specialized stores, and busy food markets.
For those who prefer the boutiques and specialty
shops to department stores and supermarkets,
then you should definitely make an effort
to visit the different zones and take the
time to explore the huge array of shops at
your disposal. Although we can't possibly
do justice to the huge number of shops in
the city, they tend to group together, so
usually where we have only one shop listed,
you will find many stores selling similar
Most shops and shopping centres stay open from 10am to 8.30 or 9.30pm.
The more traditional shops open from 10am to 2pm and 4.30 to 8.30pm.
Generally speaking, the winter sales run from the second week of January to the end of February, and the summer sales from 1 July to the end of August.
How to pay:
Payment is usually in cash or by credit card, always providing your passport or other proof of ID for the latter.
Non-EU residents are entitled to a full refund of the IVA (Value Added Tax) on purchases over €90.15.
From Monday to Sunday the shopping centers provide you with attractive shopping prospects: shopping and snow (Madrid Xanadú) – Outlet stores (Las Rozas Village) – shopping – cinema and restaurants at Principe Pío. The street markets are fun and you can also enjoy the outdoors and get to know the heart of the city.