Enjoy shopping in a city with great commercial activity
Santiago's long, historic tradition of commerce is reflected to this day in its streets.
Crafts and jewellery shops and workshops, boutiques, major brand names, traditional commerce, street markets, large shopping centres... In the capital of Galicia you will find typical, traditional products, but you can also purchase the latest in fashion and design.
The continuous flow of people - pilgrims and tourists - add hustle and bustle to the city and its shopping areas. The main areas for shops are the historic centre and the Ensanche area, along with two major shopping centres located not far from the centre. Don't leave without visiting the Mercado de Abastos, a huge market with Galician produce.
Other useful information
Opening times: most shops open from 10am-2pm and from 4.30-8.30pm. The shopping centres open from 10am-9.30pm.
Sales: the winter sales generally begin in the second week of January and go on until the end of February, and the summer sales begin on 1 July and run until the end of August.
How to pay: most people pay in cash or with a credit card, when you must show your passport or identity card.
Tax free: residents from outside the European Union are entitled to have Value Added Tax (IVA) refunded on purchases of more than €90.15.
Did you know?
You will find the shops of all the leading Galician designers, including Roberto Verino, Adolfo Domínguez, Purificación García and Antonio Pernas
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