If you plan to visit Europe, spring is the best time of the year to make that decision.
- Istanbul – shop 40 days without taxes
For good shopping in Istanbul, at any time of year, it is enough to visit the Grand – bazaar, famous Turkish bazaar where is located more than 4,400 stores. However, if you are planning to visit this Turkish metropolis, it is best to do it until 26 April, because at that time of the year is held its famous ” Shopping Festival”. More than 90 shopping centers are open until 23 pm, and every Saturday they work till two o’clock in the morning. All visitors can enjoy the exciting festival with continuous shopping activities, performances, concerts and numerous events. The big surprise is shopping with discounts of up to 30 percent and tax-free shopping on products from the current season.
2. Budapest – huge shopping malls
Budapest is the perfect destination for shopping and three days will be enough to get to know with it. The most famous malls in this city – “Arcade “, ” Duna Beach”, ” Westend City Center” and ” Mammoth ” – will give you the offer of familiar brands, so the choice will only be yours. We recommend the “Arcade”, which is located near the railway station ” Keleti “, because in the same complex are located the ” Ikea ” and hypermarket ” Tesko”. Here on sale you can find some products three times cheaper than in other European countries. Go around the shops that are located between the streets Andrassy and Rakoczi Vaci, but keep in mind that some shops don’t work on weekends.
- Barcelona – very affordable Zara shops
To avoid wasting time and looking for street and shops, for five euros you can buy all-day ticket for the bus “Barcelona Shopping Line”, which will walk you through the most important shopping areas in the city. Buses live in every seven minutes from the Ramblas, driven from there to the Catalunya Square until the end of Diagonal Avenue. The stretch of five kilometers is lined up with shops of most popular brands, as well as shopping centers, ” Triangle ” and ” Corte Ingles “. The largest choice of Spanish fashion brands, which includes the “Zara “, you’ll find in a modern shopping mall ” Maremagnum “, which is located on the beach Barceloneta, near the Columbus Monument. If you have possibility, you should visit the ” Mango Outlet ” which is three miles away from the city.
- Vienna – shopping city, biggest in Europe
The main shopping area in Vienna is famous Mariahilfer Strasse, where there are large department stores and international retail chains . South of Vienna is the largest shopping center in Europe called Shopping City Süd, which has well-known brands like “Zara “, ” Mango ” and others. Be sure to visit the outlet mall ” McArthurGlen ” in Pandorf close to Austrian capital, where the goods are permanently reduced by 30-70 percent. Here at discount prices you can find brands such as ” Tommy Hilfiger “, ” Hugo Boss “, ” Ralph Lauren “, ” Dior “…