Sunday, 27 December 2009

Shopping in Andalucia, Spain from the Algarve

There are substantial shopping opportunities over the frontier.

In most Spanish towns of any size, you will find El Corte Ingles, a sort of John Lewis/Waitrose combined department stores on Steroids!They also operate Hipercor Brand hypermarkets.

There is one El Corte Ingles in Huelva (nearest to the Algarve) and three in Seville and environs.

There is an IKEA in Castilleja la Cuesta, a couple of kms this side of Seville.

In Huelva and in Seville, there are branches of MediaMarkt, a european Computer, Media and white goods hyperstore.

There are also Carrefour hypermarkets at Cartaya, Huelva and Seville. Carrefour Camas Aljarafe is a couple of kms past Ikea.

Be aware that shops, including shopping centers, do not generally open on Sundays. (except Public and selected holidays).

Smaller shops do not often open on Saturday afternoons at all.