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Address: Plaza de Espana, Madrid, Spain

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The biggest and the most important shopping street of Madrid. Classic buildings, old constructions, full of diversity. You can see all the big fancy shops, you can find... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have stayed in this area (Melia hotel which was awful years ago) but this time only came to walk from the Templo Debod north to the very large department store at Arguelles. There are various shops and cafes along this road and a shopping mall and even a small garden but otherwise it is uninteresting.

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

The biggest and the most important shopping street of Madrid. Classic buildings, old constructions, full of diversity. You can see all the big fancy shops, you can find restaurants and hotels, so enjoy it !!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed at the Marriott Princesa which is attached to El Cortes Ingles department store. It was a good location with plenty of shops and restaurants along the street.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Calle Princesa has very good shopping. There is a large El Corte Ingles Department Store, as well a numerous smaller stores. It is also the place where one can see the facade of the beautiful Palacio de Liria, the home of the Duke of Alba.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

It's just another big street in the city centre. Nothing special, less spectacular than the Gran Vía.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Calle Princesa has many stores and the biggest is the department store of El Corte Ingles. This is the biggest chain store in Spain and has quality merchandise.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is the continuation of the very grand gran via. Full of shops and some interesting sites. Not as impressive as the majestic gran via but a very long lively street none the less.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

We have a friend who lives nearby and we visit her every time we go to Madrid. So we always pass Calle Princesa. There is a large El Corte Ingles store there and also the famous Palacio de Liria.

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Reviewed 14 February 2015

It is simplistic to talk about Calle Princesa as simply a way of just shopping, it is a really long road, whereas the continuation of it is just another important street called Gran Via, are both connected and walking you will not notice the change. Not much to see but it is however a very pleasant stroll through it.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 25 December 2014

The Calle Princesa is a very busy street in Madrid and it has plenty of car traffic. There are many stores and the biggest store here is El Corte Ingles. At one part of the street is the historic and beautiful Palacio de Liria, owned by the Duque de Liria.

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Arguelles
Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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