Shopping Destination: Madrid, Spain8:00 PM
Who is ready for a holiday? I know I am. I am ready for spring. I am ready for warmer weather and I am ready to head somewhere other than here.
El Corte Ingles has me dreaming of Spain lately. The last I visited Spain was way back in 2002. I took a girls trip to Barcelona and have fond memories of shopping and sightseeing there. For some reason I didn’t make it to Madrid and it seems like now might be a good time to do that. As it happens, Madrid is the #2 best city to shop in all of Europe (The Economist) and that sounds like a very good reason to make a trip there. Did you know, that travelers spend more money on shopping than they do on sighseeing and accommodation. Shocking, right?
The latest El Corte Ingles store in Paseo de la Castellana (Madrid) brings together the world’s top brands at one single location. At one single stop you can access the great fashion houses like Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Dior, Gucci, Hermes … the list goes on. Anything you need from fine jewelry to gourmet food, you can find it at Paseo de la Castellana.
Let’s be honest, when on a holiday, shopping is not a chore or a necessity, it is an experience. It is something you would remember forever. It is often even the highlight of the holiday. But we might not always have enough time to squeeze it all in the trip. Castellana is perfect for those occasions. You can find Godiva, Valrhona or Fauchon chocolates as well as champagnes from Louis Roederer Cristal, Krug and Bollinger under the same roof.
With 70 years of experience and over 80 stores throughout Spain & Portugal, there cannot be a better place to indulge and find souvenirs of your trip.
I am not but *fingers.crossed*