Calle de Preciados is a street running from Puerta del Sol to Plaza de Santo Domingo offering a wealth of shopping opportunities from big-name department stores to indie boutiques. The street's legacy stretches to 1943 when Pepín Fernández opened one of the first shopping malls in Madrid on this site. It's in the heart of the historic district of Madrid right in the city centre.

For those looking to fill their vacation with a bit of retail therapy, this is the street to walk. From record stores to toy shops, technology stores, clothiers and more, it's all in one pedestrian-friendly stretch.

Calle de Preciados in Madrid - one of the highlights of 10 Most Popular Streets in Madrid and 5 Best Shopping Streets in Madrid (Read all about Madrid here)

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What are the highlights of Calle de Preciados in Madrid?

Calle de Preciados in Madrid is famed for being the center of shopping in the city. It's one of the most visitor-friendly neighborhoods of town and is filled with just about every kind of store you can imagine, from MediaMarkt for electronics to Capas Seseña, a cape shop.

You'll find a huge department store in El Corte Inglés, the Imaginarium toy shop, the FNAC bookstore, and small, nostalgic vinyl record stores. You can even hit an Apple Store to fix your phone. If you're looking to take a break, the street is also dotted with lots of coffee shops, bakeries, cafes and small bistros.

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What else is good to know about Calle de Preciados in Madrid?

Calle de Preciados in Madrid is a destination for shoppers from all over the world. The streets can get quite crowded at times with both locals and visitors. Most of the stores are accessible to people with disabilities, and most also welcome service animals, though other pets are often not permitted indoors.

The street is also pedestrian-friendly, so there's little worry about the dangers of vehicular traffic. With the range of toy shops and similar stores, you'll also find lots of family- and kid-friendly establishments here. You can get here via walking, Metro, train, bus, taxi cab or rideshare.

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Calle de Preciados in Madrid

Location: Madrid, Spain