The most famous outlets in Madrid and Barcelona
You will love a spot of retail therapy when you visit Madrid or Barcelona. And if you choose to visit any of the outlets in both cities you will find a large selection of clothes and accessories with huge discounts, as well as a varied range of leisure activities and dining options. Many of these outlets are open air spaces where you can spend a leisurely and socially-distanced time. Some of them even include the services of a personal shopper so you can plan a tailor-made day. Most of these outlets are quite close to the cities, with good transport links. Here are some of the best-known outlets:
4Las Rozas Village, Madrid
Located just 30 minutes from Madrid. To get there you can either book a taxi, take the train (lines C8A, C8B or C10) or go by bus (625, 628 and 629).Las Rozas Village is one of 11 shopping destinations in The Bicester Village Shopping Collection and has over 100 boutiques selling national and international brands. If you choose to make a stop here on your trip to Madrid, you can benefit from up to 60% discounts all year round on all types of clothes. And its open air streets are pleasant to walk around. You can also find art and food at Las Rozas Village. In fact, one of its terraces has a lovely viewpoint for admiring Madrid with the mountains in the background. And if you are looking for a little more personalisation and an exclusive service, Las Rozas Village offers a concierge to organise your visit: advice from a personal shopper and personal appointments with the stores’ staff.
4The Style Outlets, Madrid
This retail chain has three outlets distributed across the region of Madrid: San Sebastián de los Reyes, Getafe and Las Rozas. The first of them is located in the Alegra retail park and is just ten minutes from Barajas-Adolfo Suárez airport. You can get there on metro line 10 (Hospital del Norte) or by bus with lines 152, 161, 166 or 181. What will you find there? Shops selling fashion, sportswear and accessories. And if you are travelling with children, you are very close to the Micrópolix theme park. Getafe outlet (in the south of Madrid), with more than 20,000 m2 of shopping space, also offers discounts on different brands (you can get there on the 427 bus line). Las Rozas is another outlet that is very popular among shopping lovers and was the first to open in Spain. It opened its doors in 1996, and since then its facilities have been extended to offer a complete leisure and shopping experience. You can get there by bus (lines 622, 628, 626, 633 and 685) or by train (C10).
4La Roca Village, Barcelona
It also forms part of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection. More than a hundred stores will welcome you for a unique day of shopping. It offers discounts of up to 60% on the original price in jewellery, luxury fashion and sporting goods. Its outdoor facilities are arranged like Mediterranean-style pedestrian streets that invite you to take a stroll. And you can always stop for a bite to eat at one of its restaurants and street cafés with views. You can also hire the services of a personal shopper to assist you with your choices and book the services of a private chauffeur. You can reach this outlet in just under 40 minutes from the centre of Barcelona. The easiest and fastest way is by car on the AP-7 (exit 12-A). You can also book a private transfer.
4Viladecans The Style Outlet, Barcelona
How do you fancy a day checking out the best offers and enjoying a little appetiser or two? This outlet is located 20 kilometres south of Barcelona city, and is easy to reach by bus (lines 80, 81, 86, 87, 96 and 97), train (R2 and R2 Sud) or taxi. Moreover, for those heading to El Prat Airport, after some last minute shopping, the same bus L99 connects directly to Terminals 1 and 2.Although you can find practically every type of clothing and accessories in its stores, Viladecans The Style Outlet is the perfect destination for buying sportswear brands. There are also several bars and restaurants to stop and recharge your batteries. There are also many more shops to discover just one kilometre away at the Vilamarina shopping centre.These are some of the best known outlets. Other options you may enjoy are the different leisure centres that also have outlets incorporated into their facilities. Sambil Outlet (in Leganés, Madrid) is a large shopping centre with over 130 establishments and has the largest wind tunnel in Spain. Along the same lines, in Barcelona you can visit the SOM Multiespai, a mixture between shopping centre, outlet and leisure area. In Barcelona you can also find La Mallorquina around Plaza Tetuan square, close to the Arco de Triunfo, with discounts on homeware and home furnishings. You are certain not to go home empty handed. These types of establishments are tax-free, meaning residents from outside of the EU can get a refund on VAT. What’s more, these places offer a left luggage service or special discounts according to the season.Do you feel like spending an unforgettable day shopping?