The largest shopping centre in Madrid, called La Gavia, was built in the neighbourhood of Vallecas, thanks to its collaboration with Ikea. Set in modern surroundings, it brings together more than 160 establishments of all categories, with the top brands in the world of fashion and technology. A good selection of restaurants also strengthens its appeal.
A veteran mall, which used to be the largest in Spain at the time of its construction back in 1989, is called Parquesur de Leganés. Today, it is the 3rd largest shopping centre in the country and represents many leading commercial stores like Media Markt, Alcampo and El Corte Inglés. There is even a hotel in its premises as well as a unique cybernetic fountain. IMAX cinemas and bowling centres complete a wide range of leisure facilities.
Islazul shopping centre is a large complex in Carabanchel and the second largest in the capital with 256,000 square metres. With an aesthetically appealing look, this mall evokes the presence of water and nature, with special focus on leisure. In fact, it has one of the best bowling alleys in Spain and a cinema with the largest screen in Europe.
Another classic mall in Madrid is called La Vaguada. Since it was first opened in 1983 by the renowned architect César Manrique, it has paid special attention to fountains, waterfalls, and many seating areas. It consists of four floors, a market as well as department stores. Restaurants and cinemas complete this mall's facilities.
Plenilunio is a shopping centre within close proximity to airport. With more than 200 stores spread over three floors, it offers many leisure facilities including a gym, cinemas, and restaurants.