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San Anton Market

on Feb 6, 2014 in Eat and Drink, Shopping | 2 comments

San Anton Market is located in the trendy neighborhood of Chuecas in Madrid very close to important shopping streets like Barquillo and Fuencarral.  The market is one of the oldest in the city but it was fully refurbished and opened to the public in 2011.  San Anton market is not only a place for locals to buy fresh produce(s) but also for visitors to enjoy great food and ambiance. The building is a large block of bricks but very practical in the inside with a beautiful atrium that is naturally illuminated by sunlight.  There are three floors open to the public. The first floor is where all the perishable goods are sold.  The second floor has many stalls selling a great variety of dishes from all over the world.  Furthermore, on the third floor there is a restaurant where you can get your meal cooked with the goods you buy from the first floor.  At last, there is a great outdoors...

Shops with Trendy Clothes for Men in Madrid

on Jan 22, 2014 in Shopping | 1 comment

For the past few years, shops with Trendy Clothes for Men in Madrid have been concentrating at Barquillo Street in Chuecas neighborhood.  Barquillo Street, starting in the 80´s, was full of music equipment stores but for the past 3 years Men’s clothing stores are taking over the street.  Barquillo Street is located at Chuecas where authentic bohemian and cool stores are found in Madrid.  Fuencarral Street is also a great shopping area within Chuecas with many alternative global brands that people like… There are plenty men’s clothing stores at Barquillo Street but I would share with you four that I like the most: 42barquillo, Bellerose, Scotch & Soda and Tenkey.  42barquillo: is great at gathering prestigious and fashion brands from all over the world in one store.  Bellerose: is a Belgium brand with great ideas for the casual and functional man.  Scotch & Soda:...

Las Rozas Village Chic Outlet

on Aug 5, 2013 in Shopping | 0 comments

Las Rozas Village Chic Outlet is probably the best place to shop luxury goods at excellent prices in Madrid.  Las Rozas Village is located in a upper-middle class municipality west of Madrid Capital named: Las Rozas.  The most comfortable way to get there is a twenty minute drive by car and you have free and secure parking when you get there.  However, there is a train station nearby (“Pinar de las Rozas”) and several buses from Madrid (628, 625, 629).  They even have a special service for shoppers, Shopping Express, that offers a luxury bus-ride directly from Plaza España (in downtown Madrid) to the shopping village.  It’s probably better that you check Las Rozas Village official web-page before you go, in order to get detailed and updated information. Technically, Las Rozas Village is considered to be an outlet because most of its clothes are from previous seasons and...

San Miguel Market – Madrid

on Mar 14, 2013 in Art, Eat and Drink, Shopping | 3 comments

The San Miguel market in Madrid is a premium food provider located at San Miguel Square next to Plaza Mayor Square.  It is an excellent place to get a bite if you are around the neighborhood.  You will probably only need 10 minutes to walk around the venue and take a pick at the stands (or stalls) inside the market.  Everything is pretty fresh and delicious, but be prepared to pay for what you get; it is not for everybody´s wallet. The structure of the market is made of Iron like they were made in Madrid a century ago.  However, San Miguel Market is the only one of its kind still standing and open today.  It was renovated several years ago and they incorporated crystal walls and wood to the stands.  I like how the complex looks as a whole in the square and how it blends with buildings surrounding it. It is a tradition in Madrid to go out for a quick drink and a bite before lunch during...

Fuencarral Street

on Feb 12, 2013 in Shopping | 0 comments

For the last couple of decades “Calle Fuencarral” (or Fuencarral Street) has become one of the main references for alternative and modern shopping in Madrid. Fuencarral Street begins at Gran Via Street (the most touristic street in Madrid) and goes all the way through Glorieta de Bilbao Square. After 2009, Most of Fuencarral Street was made pedestrian and this made it incredibly safe and fun to walk around. Originally there were mainly gothic, grungy and transgressor stores, but these days you can also find more commercial hip brands such as Adidas, Reebok, Diesel, Quiksilver, etc… Do not walk only the main street; try to walk some of the intersecting streets since you can find boutique stores with different and original merchandise. The neighbourhood is not only famous for clothing and accessories, but also for a great number of silverware shops in the area. Fuencarral Street crosses...