If you think "chic outlets" are an oxymoron, well, welcome to Las Rozas Village, a shopping centre half an hour outside the city with more than 100 outlet shops from famous Spanish and international brands and designers. Furthermore, this is no standard covered megamall, but rather a gracious outdoor village that feels almost like a film set, with neoclassical architecture and tree-lined cobblestone lanes leading past charming boutiques, along with cafés, restaurants and play areas for the little ones. You can get here by bus, commuter train (every 15 minutes from Atocha Station) and of course by car (via the A-6 motorway, direction A Coruña; leave at exit 19 and follow signs; if you're driving here heading in the direction of Madrid, look for exit 24).
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