Shop and Dine in Madrid

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Countries, Spain | 0 comments

Summary: If you’re not fond of monuments and museums but plan to stay for a few days in Madrid, this post is for you! For shopping malls and restaurants, check out our list.


A commercial street in Madrid

4 Shopping Malls You Don’t Want to Miss

Here is a list of the different places you can shop in Madrid.


Las Rosas Village

This is a very famous shopping mall where you will find all the popular brands. It is a little far from Madrid, but you can take a bus (625,628,or 629) from Moncloa Station in Madrid, and it takes around 40 minutes to get there.

El Corte Ingles

If you like Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vouitton and much more, this is your destination of choice. You can find several stores showing their shiny and attractive designer brands. This one is inside Madrid at the “Nuevo Ministerio” subway station.


El Corte Ingles

Calle de Serrano

One of the fanciest and most expensive streets in Madrid, the Calle Serrano is famous for its stores and is located in the swanky Barrio of Salamanca, the home of many wealthy and politically powerful Madrileños.

Parque Sur

This is outside of Madrid but worth a visit. You can take a bus from the last subway station, line 3 villa Verde Alto.

Madrid’s Top 5 Restaurants


Casa Botin

This restaurant is supposed to be the oldest in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It is touristy, but worth trying.
Address: Calle Cuchilleros 17


A paella


Specializes in the famous local Madridden dishes.
Address: Carrera de San Jeronimo 8 Madrid

La Bola Taberna

Don’t miss this restaurant if you want to try some of Spain’s famous dishes. This establishment is famous for its variety.
Address: Calle La Bola 5


la Bola Taberna by Pey Yi Wu on flickr

La Copita Asturiana

Want to try the traditional Spanish cuisine? Then La Copita Asturiana is your place.
Address: Calle Tabernillas 13

Casa Patas

This is a restaurant with a flamenco show—or a flamenco show with a restaurant! A good choice.
Address: Calle Canizares 10

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