One of the biggest and most successful companies in the world in the area of electronics, French chain FNAC is a paradise for lovers of technology. Its first store in Spain opened in Madrid in 1993, and it now has 19 across the country offering everything from DVDs and music to telephones, games consoles and e-readers. Fnac’s range of cameras, camcorders and related accessories is particularly comprehensive, with something for everyone from the amateur to the professional.
Fnac, Calle de Preciados 28, 28013 Madrid, +34 902 100632
From the iPad to the iPhone to the iPad, the release of a new Apple product is always hotly anticipated. Apple is one of the most exciting electronics companies in the world, and its stores are a great place to try out the newest technologies. Whether you’re visiting for a much-needed upgrade or simply popping in for a pair of headphones, each store has a dedicated team of specialists to help you get exactly the right product.
Apple Store, Centro Comercial Parquesur, Avenida de Gran Bretaña, 28916 Leganés, +34 916 445100
El Corte Inglés
El Corte Inglés is the biggest department store group in Europe, and the only one in Spain. Electrical items can be found dotted throughout the store’s many departments, from kitchen helpers to toys to fitness aids. As well as this, its branches have dedicated technology departments which stock an impressive array of electronics: CDs and DVDs, tablets, sound systems, televisions, portable speakers, computers … the list goes on and on.
El Corte Inglés, Calle de Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 79, 28003 Madrid, +34 91 418 8800
Pixmania has some of the lowest prices in the market when it comes to top brands. Its competitive pricing is applied across its myriad electrical offerings, which include must-have gadgets such as tablets and digital cameras. Visitors with a passion for technology will find it difficult to tear themselves away from the vast variety of cutting-edge goods.
Pixmania, Calle del Clavel 7, 28004 Madrid, +34 902 875175
Among the first electrical goods superstores in Europe, Media Markt opened its first outlet in the late 1970s and has since grown into a multi-store, multinational corporation. Offering thousands of products under one roof, it has one of the widest selections of technology available. Visitors can find everything from music and DVDs to laptops, cameras and smartphones.
Media Markt, Centro Comercial Parquesur, Avenida de Gran Bretaña, 28916 Leganés, +34 91 495 1100