Calle de Serrano in Madrid offers a luxurious, upscale shopping experience with many international flagship stores as well as smaller haute couture boutiques selling clothing, accessories, jewelry and gifts. This street's history goes back to 1863 when it was known as Bulevar Narváez. It took its current name during the Glorious Revolution of 1868 after General Serrano, who lived here. Today it runs from Puerta de Alcalá north to the Plaza de la República del Ecuador.

If you're looking for tax-free shopping with stunning, luxurious goods of the kind worn by runway models, this is the place. It's about a 20-minute walk east of the city centre.

Calle de Serrano in Madrid - one of the highlights of 5 Best Shopping Streets in Madrid (Read all about Madrid here)

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What are the highlights of Calle de Serrano in Madrid?

Highlights of Calle de Serrano in Madrid include the most luxurious fashion outlets in Spain, from next-gen haute couture clothing to luxury department stores and specialty shops. Some of the most famed stores here include Agatha Ruiz de la Prada for vibrant and colorful fashion, Manolo Blahnik luxury shoes, and high-end jewelers like Cartier, Bulgari, and Chopard. You can also shop at an upscale department store at El Corte Inglés.

Smaller boutique brands are on display here too, from Carolina Herrera and Brooks Brothers to Gucci, Prada and Emporio Armani. Finally, history buffs will enjoy the National Archeological Museum and the Lázaro Galdiano Museum.

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

Calle de Serrano is one of Madrid's most exclusive, upscale shopping districts. Everywhere you go you'll experience a sense of luxury and elegance. The streets can get extremely crowded, especially during peak shopping times in the afternoons and on weekends. For the most part, the streets and shops here are accessible to people with disabilities and are welcoming to service animals, but generally not to other pets.

Calle de Serrano is serviced by the Metro (line 4) and several bus routes. It's a generally pedestrian-friendly street lined with stores and upscale eateries, so you can spend a whole day exploring all there is to see here.

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Calle de Serrano in Madrid

Location: Madrid, Spain