Centro Comercial La Gavia
If you need some furniture or just have an urge to stock up on cheap candles, then La Gavia is for you: it is home to one of Madrid’s two IKEAs (top tip: try to go on a weekday to avoid the crowds). As well as Scandi furniture, the shopping centre, located on the end of Line 1 on the metro, has a huge range of shops, from women’s and men’s fashion, to toy shops and tech stores, as well as a cinema. There are a good number of food options too: popular burger chain Five Guys is one of the latest fast food options to open here.
Shops: Monday–Sunday 10am–10pm
Restaurants: Sunday–Thursday 10am–1am; Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays 10am–3am
IKEA: Monday–Sunday 10am–10pm
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The Centro Comercial Príncipe Pío is a good option if you don’t want to stray too far from the city centre; it is located in the former Estación Norte train station just to the west – and within easy walking distance – of the centre. There is a good range of high street brands, from Spanish favourites like Zara and Mango to international names like H&M and Levi’s. There is a Cinesa cinema and a food court packed full of different dining options.
Shops: Monday–Saturday 10am–10pm; Sunday 11am–10pm
Restaurants: Sunday–Thursday until 1am, Fridays and Saturdays until 2am
Principe Pio, Paseo de la Florida, 2, 28008 Madrid, Spain, +34 917 58 00 40
Set in the historic former headquarters of Spanish newspaper ABC, this shopping centre is located right in the heart of Madrid’s most exclusive neighbourhood: Salamanca. It holds regular events, from art exhibitions to tie ins with Madrid fashion week. Don’t miss exploring the nearby Golden Mile of designer stores, even if you’re just window shopping!
ABC Serrano, Calle de Serrano, 61, 28006 Madrid, Spain, +34 915 77 50 31
Centro Comercial Madrid Xanadú
Madrid Xanadú, to the south-west of Madrid, is much more than just a shopping centre. As well as a good range of shops and restaurants, it is home to the biggest indoor ski slope in Spain, Madrid Snowzone. There is also a cinema, bowling alley, and mini golf – so it’ll have you covered for activities for all the family.
Shops: Monday–Sunday 10am–10pm
Restaurants: Sunday–Thursday 10am–1am; Fridays and Saturdays 12pm–3am
Located in Leganés, seven kilometres south of Madrid but easily accessible on the cercanías commuter train, Parquesur is one of the biggest shopping malls in Spain. It has 153 shops and 47 restaurants, as well as an IMAX cinema and bowling alley.
Monday–Saturday 10am–10pm; Sundays 11am–9pm
Parquesur, Av. de Gran Bretaña, 28916 Leganés, Madrid, Spain, +34 916 87 36 00
Plaza Norte 2
This shopping centre is located in San Sebastián de los Reyes, to the north-east of Madrid. It is the location of the second IKEA in Madrid so a useful option if you’re looking for some new furniture or homeware. As well as all the usual Spanish and international high street stores, there is also a cinema.
Shops: Monday–Saturday 10am–10pm; Sunday 11am–9pm
Restaurants: Sunday–Thursday 10am–1am; Friday and Saturday 10am–3am
Las Rozas Village
In the town of Las Rozas on the outskirts of Madrid is Las Rozas Village, a designer fashion outlet with lots of top brands at bargain prices. There is a direct bus line from Plaza de España, right in the centre of Madrid. Non-EU residents can also claim back the tax on purchases by asking for a tax-free receipt and showing it to customs when leaving Spain.
Sunday–Friday 10am–9pm; Saturday 10am–10pm