Archive for November, 2010
Spain is a shopping haven, with generally cheap prices and some fantastic brands which you can’t find anywhere else. As the birthplace of such high street favourites as Zara and Mango, as well as world renowned designer names, you’re bound to find the perfect style to suit your budget. Here’s our guide to the best shopping area in Madrid – make sure you’ve left room in your suitcase!
Gran Vía Metro stations: Gran Vía, Callao The biggest shopping street of all in Madrid, Gran Vía is the equivalent to London’s Oxford Street. Start at the end nearest to Gran Vía metro and work More >
Following on from our post about Huertas, here’s our guide to Madrid’s other great nightlife spot, Malasaña.
Madrid’s nightlife is legendary, but most travel guides will only tell you about the big megaclubs such as Pacha, Kapital and Joy Esclava. While popular, you’re likely to a) pay far too much for entrance and drinks b) dance to the same music you could find in any other big club in the world and c) meet only other tourists there. Madrid’s real nightlife is characterised by its tiny clubs and bars, all unique in their own way.
The area is named after Manuela Malasaña, More >