A shopping area par excellence
A traditional tour of the shops starts right in the city centre. More specifically, in calle Preciados, next to Puerta del Sol square. Walking around here is a real experience where you will see hundreds of people carrying shopping bags full of things they've bought on this street full of shops and a unique atmosphere.Calle Preciados leads into the equally lively Plaza Callao, which is also next to the Gran Vía, the most famous street in Madrid that always seems to be in a state of flux. All the large chains compete to have a shop window here and there is not a single self-respecting Madrid native or tourist who hasn’t visited the Gran Vía at least once. And there is so much life here that between the shops, you will always find a restaurant or a rooftop bar with beautiful views where you can relax. Madrid would not be the same without its iconic Gran Vía.Also, with it being such a great place for tourists and with total freedom over business hours, in this area, it is normal to find shops open to 10pm every day of the year.