Madrid’s Top Shopping Malls

Plaza norte Hola

Believe it or not, Madrid has some pretty fantastic shopping malls, with giant cinemas, mini-golf courses and even indoor ski slopes. And Ikea. If it’s raining out (or simply too hot to stay outside), don’t hesitate to check out one of our favourite shopping centres!

1. Centro Comercial Príncipe Pío

centro comercial

Principe Pio is one of my favorite malls in Madrid because it’s located right in the city center. I love it because you can spend the whole day here, shopping, eating and ending the day with a good movie. Among the many shops you can find here are Zara, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Oysho, Pull & Bear, Zara Home, etc. Restaurants: Vips, Burger King, MacDonald’s, Wok Wok, etc

Opening hours 

  • Monday to Saturday: From 10 to 22:00 
  • Sunday: 11 to 22:00

How to get there

  • Metro lines: 6, 10 or “ramal” (from Opera), Línea 6 – Circular
  • Cercanías lines: C1, C7, C10 
  • Bus lines: 25, 39, 41, 46, 75, 138, Circular 1, Circular 

2. La Gavia

Centro comercial

La Gavia is one of the greatest shopping centres in Spain and even in Europe, where you can find everything you want under the sun. Some of the most popular stores are IKEA, Primark, Zara, Massimo Duti, FNAC, etc.

How to get there?

  • Bus lines: 142 and 145
  • Metro line: Las suertes 

OPENING HOURS

  • SHOPS: *Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00 hours * On Sundays and holidays from February to November the center opens at 11:00
  • RESTAURANTS: Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 to 01:00 hours. Fridays, Saturdays and on public holidays from 10:00 to 03:00
  • IKEA: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00 hours. The restaurant is open from 09:30 to 21:30

3. La Vaguada

Centro Comercial Vaguada

La Vaguada is a large shopping mall located in Barrio del Pilar. It’s big enough to offer several shops and restaurants, but small enough so you won’t get lost and you can spend a quiet afternoon. 

How to get there?

  • Bus lines: 42 , 49 , 67,83 , 124, 126 , 127, 128 , 132, 133 , 134, 135, 137 , 147 , N18 , N19
  • Metro lines: 9 (Barrio del Pilar Herrera Oria) & 7 ( Peñagrande )

OPENING HOURS

  • Shopping area: Monday through Saturday: 10:00 h to 22:00h; Sundays and holidays: 11:00 h to 21:00 h
  • Dining and entertainment area: Monday through Thursday: 10:00 h to 01:00 h; Friday and Saturday: 10:00 to 02:00 h Sunday: 10:00 h to 01:00 h

4. Madrid Xanadú

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Xanadu is one of the best malls I have ever visited. They have everything you want, even a ski slope. In addition to clothing stores and restaurants, here you’ll find tons of fun activities like bowling, mini golf, a ski slope, and much more!

OPENING HOURS

  • Shops: Monday through Sunday from 10 to 22h
  • Entertainment and dining area: From Sunday to Thursday from 10 to 01h Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 03h

How to get there?

  • Bus: From Príncipe Pío:528, 534, 539, 541, 545, 546, 547 y 548

5. Centro Comercial Plaza Norte 2

Plaza norte Hola

Another huge mall located outside the center, Plaza Norte has tons of shops, restaurants, cinemas, you name it.

Opening hours

  • Shopping area: Monday through Sunday from 10 to 22h 
  • Entertainment and dining area: Sunday through Thursday from 10 to 01:30h; Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 03h

How to get there

  • Buses: 171 and 156 (from Plaza de Castilla)
  • Nearest metro: Reyes Católicos (Line 10)

6. Centro Comercial Plenilúnio

Centro comercial

Plenilúnio is also situated in the outskirts, it has more than 180 shops, in addition to numerous restaurants, as many cinemas.

Opening hours

  • Shops: Monday to Saturday, from 10 to 22h; on Sundays and public holidays from 12 to 21h
  • Restaurants: Sunday to Thursday from 10 to 01 h; on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 03h 

How to get there

  • Bus: From Avenida de America: 221, 222, 223, 224, 224A, 226, 227, 228, 229, 281, 282, 283 and 284 from Ciudad Lineal: EMT no. 77

7. Centro Comercial Parquesur

centro comercial parquesur

In addition to the usual, here you’ll find an Apple store outside the city centre.

OPENING HOURS

  • Monday to sunday From 10 to 22:00h
  • Restaurants: Friday and Saturday From 10 to 2.  Sunday from 10 to 1.

How to get there?

  • By bus: 432,481,483,485,488,497
  • Nearest metro: Line 12. El Carrascal

8. Islazul

OPENING HOURS

  • Commercial area: Monday through Sunday from 10 to 22h 
  • Entertainment and dining area: Sunday to Thursday from 10 to 01h; Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 03h

How to get there:

  • By Bus: 35 and 118. 5 minuts from the shopping center: 108, 155, 480, 484 and 485
  • Nearest metro: Line 11: La peseta, San Francisco and Carabanchel Alto Stations.

Pictures: Hola, Un Buen día, El país, flickr, AbsoluteMadrid, Dolce City, Urbanity

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