If you enjoy shopping, here are 3 shopping centres that you should think about visiting: the Moda Shopping Centre, the ABC Shopping Centre and the Jardin de Serrano. The Moda Shopping Centre is located near Madrid’s football mecca, Santiago Bernabeu, and has a wide range
of shops – from smart designer shops to jewellry shops and antiques shops. You can also find a number of places to have food or a drink. From one side of the centre you will see Madrid’s largest building – the stunning Torre Picasso. From here you can walk across to the departmetn store El Corte Ingles and/or visit the shops on c/Orense.
The ABC Centre is located in a building that the well-known (‘very’ conservative!) newspaper ABC occupied until 1989. It has two principal entrances – one is the Paseo de la Castellana and the other c/Serrano, Madrid’s ‘poshest’ street. It has a fine selection of shops, from clothing and jewellry to shops where you can buy nick nacks. During the summer its summer terrace (on the 4th floor) offers fantastic views across the city. There is a nice shop for kids there called Imaginarium, which even has a special ‘little’ door for them to go in through!
The third shop is located a short walk from the ABC Centro (right next to Serrano Metro stop) and though it’s called Jardín de Serrano, it’s located in c/Goya! This place has a neat selection of good quality shops and clothes boutiques – women’s clothes, jewellery, picture framing shops, handbags, children’s clothes, etc. You can also find the Mallorca restaurant, where you can have a good quality, reasonably priced meal or wonderful pastry in very pleasant surroundings.
As the latter is located at the start of c/Serrano, you can walk up to the designer shops which are located on or jutting on to this street.