...the capital of Spain, located in the heart of the peninsula and right in the center of the Castillian has a population of over three million.A cosmopolitan city, a business center, headquarters for the Public Administration, Government, Spanish Parliament and the home of the Spanish Royal Family, Madrid also plays a major role in both the banking and industrial sectors.
Most of its industry is located in the Southern fringe of the city, where important textile, food and metal working factories are clustered. Madrid is characterized by intense cultural and artistic activity and a very lively nightlife.
|Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain|
If you are planning to visit Madrid however you’re seeking more non-traditional tips and alternative spots to visit take a look at the recommendations below. From shopping to eating and spas galore there will be lots of great spots in Madrid to visit.
|Location of Madrid|
In Madrid there are a plethora of small boutiques that stock a variety of beautiful and intricate garments so if you’re one of those people that cringes at the site of spotting someone across the street wearing the same thing as you, it’s the small shops along the streets of Claudio Coello, Jorge Juan & Villanueva in the Salamanca district that are meant for you.
For fresh, contemporary and innovative buyers, one of the most interesting stores is Yube (Fernando VI, 23). You will be able to find some of the best international brands such as Vanessa Bruno, See by Chloé, Woolrich, Moncler, Attic & Barn and Filippa K. However, if you like to follow trends but you also think minimalism is the “must” and “less is more” you should stop by Popi&Hafner (C/ Lope de Vega 3), a very young but promising Spanish fashion brand. It is the best place for women who love to feel feminine, elegant and sensual
Another boutique named NAC (Génova, 18) offers a distinguished selection of the best national and international designers throughout their inventory. With their incredibly decorated space and the enticing clothing in it, it’ll be hard to leave empty handed.
If living alternative is your lifestyle of choice, shop the cool and unique clothes at the storefront, David Christian (Almirante, 18). Maria Roca offers an extended selection of custom clothing to wear during the day or at night. In fact it’s her cocktail dresses, golden belts and palazzo pants in unique fabrics that are her specialty.
Ten con Ten (Ayala,6) is one of the most fashionable restaurants in town. A great spot for people watching while simultaneously having a great lunch or dinner. Definitely make sure to swing by with some friends to have a snack or a drink, a delicious cocktail prepared by his recognized barman, and of course taste their amazing menu.
The Sexto (Fernando VI, 6) offers an extensive menu of Mediterranean and market cuisine, with fresh, homemade dishes. A perfect place to go have breakfast, lunch, dinner or for an afterwork drink with friends.
Le Petit Salon (Almagro, 15) is a charming beauty center created by Elena Comes in a true Parisian boudoir style. Since their doors first opened, it has become one of the top spots for many beauty addicts and celebrities alike. My Little Momó (Lagasca, 3) is known for their manicure and pedicure treatments at the cutest salon with the soothing and ideal ambience one looks for in a spa.
But if you just want to spend a cozy evening at home because it’s cold outside, flowers and plants are the perfect way to add beauty and warmth to your living room. Verde Pimienta is a deliciously laid floristry shop that brings the exquisite world of floristry closer to the public by delivering high-end, trendsetting floral designs.
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