Spain has a long tradition of small, independently owned business, therefore, the majority of department stores and shopping are located outside of Madrid in neighboring commuter towns. However, there are numerous Cortes Ingles Department Stores throughout the city. Cortes Ingles sells pretty much everything imaginable, from books to sports equipment to furniture. For a list of Corte Ingles locations in Madrid, visit

The one American style shopping mall located within the city limits is La Vaguada which is situated in the northernmost Barrio del Pilar neighborhood. Unlike the Cortes Ingles, La Vaguada has an extensive food court and a large selection of chain stores that can also be found around Sol and Gran Via.

La Vaguada

Avenida Monforte De Lemos 36

T: 917 301 000

Barrio del Pilar