Madrid has several shopping centers or malls to choose from, dotted about the city. But Madrid is also a historical city, and small family-run shops selling common goods are furthermore to be seen.
The ABC Serrano Centre, La Vaguada, the Moda Shopping mall, Plaza Norte 2, the Mercado de Fuencarral, and the Principe Pio shopping center are just a few of the huge shopping malls, joined by such new additions as Las Rozas Village, Islazul, Madrid Xanadu and Plenilunium.
The central area nearby Plaza Mayor, Gran Via, and the Puerta de Sol is home to numerous large department stores such as El Corte Ingles, FNAC and worldwide clothes stores such as Zara, H&M, and Mango.
This major shopping area extends towards Plaza de España and Princesa street.