Created as an alternative to the traditional and typical department stores, Fuencarral Market is primarily reserved for the eccentric and avante-garde. Its interior is colourful and psychedelic, metal combines with soft furry fabrics and the shops form labyrinthine corridors. The market accommodates craftsmen and women, designers and small traders from all over Spain, with such original products that you are not allowed to take photos.
What makes it really different from the typical department stores is that, for example, there is a DJ that plays music in situ, stores specialized in piercing and tattooing, a surrealist hairdresser, shops displaying the latest fashion, gifts, cosmetics. The creative and free atmosphere pervading the market acts as a magnet to attract all kinds of people.