Blue island

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Located in the Carabanchel district is the largest shopping center in Madrid: Islazul. The shopping paradise for many Madrilenians in the capital! Its name evokes nature, water, light and color. On the outside, these concepts come together to translate it into the design of the building, which is accessed through a peculiar façade in blue tones that hints at the waves of an urban island. But inside, a true Eden of fashion, cinema and gastronomy awaits you. What are you waiting to meet him? We tell you everything you need to know about Islazul in Madrid.

What is Islazul like?

With an area of ​​90.000 square meters spread over two floors and some 4.100 parking spaces, Islazul was inaugurated on April 23, 2008 as a shopping center designed for the fun of its visitors where they could not only spend an entertaining day of shopping but also enjoy the best cinema and have a drink in one of the many restaurants it houses.

The design of the building wants to evoke nature and refers to the name with which it was baptized: Islazul. To this end, it has bioclimatic and cutting-edge architecture solutions that make possible an energy consumption below the common in this type of facilities in a way that is designed to take care of the environment.

Its façade is filled with curves, softening a profile reminiscent of nature and water. Light is also important in the construction of Islazul so as not to have that feeling of closed environment that is perceived in most shopping centers, especially the older ones. In Islazul there is no such problem because a modern transparent ETFE cover was implanted, very light, which allows the entry of natural light, transmitting the sensation of outdoor space, as if we were shopping on the street when in reality we are in a conditioned space. and covered.

In each floor of Islazul, special care has been taken in the design of the details of the railings, terraces, flooring, pergolas, etc. as well as in the theming and landscaping that play so much importance on the visual plane. In order to achieve a dynamic route, it has been designed so that the building is discovered little by little as one walks. Each space is unique and its highlight is Plaza Islazul, where an island covered with vegetation sums up the spirit of the center: a shopping center to awaken our senses.

Shops in Islazul

The ground floor is where there are more stores with a total of 95, among which are: Primark, Parfois, Primor, Media Markt, Foot Locker, C&A, Alain Afflelou, Natura, Tenezis or Zapshop, among many others. On the first floor there are others such as Bershka, H&M, Mango Marypaz, Pandora, Sfera, Misako or Zara. On the second floor the number is reduced to 4 shops where the bowling alley and cinemas stand out, which we will talk about below.

Yelmo Cines in Islazul

The Yelmo Cines theaters are located on the second floor of the Islazul shopping center, where you can enjoy the latest cinema releases and the best films. They have 13 rooms to watch the best cinema with the highest quality of triamplified 5.1 dolby digital sound and with the best screen on the market.

Going to the movies is not always cheap, but Yelmo Cines de Islazul have devised several promotions that are repeated regularly to make culture more accessible to all audiences. For example, from time to time the Film Festival takes place where the ticket price is significantly reduced to 3 euros. These rooms also have the popular "spectator's day" every Wednesday to go to the cinema with a succulent discount on entry.

At Yelmo Cines Islazul it is even possible to celebrate children's birthdays. A different idea that children will love. Includes movie tickets, a hotdog menu, or a popcorn menu for each child. In addition, they will receive a surprise gift from Yelmo Cines Islazul.

This cinema has free parking and is enabled with access for people with disabilities.

Islazul Restaurants

In the Islazul shopping center in Madrid there is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from: fast food (Burger King, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken ..), Italian (Ginos, La Tagliatella ..), Asian (Wok Garden, Ezushi ...) , Americans (Tony Roma's, Foster's Hollywood, Ribs ...) and several coffee shops and ice cream parlors where you can enjoy a good dessert such as Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or Llaollao, among others.

How to get to Islazul?

By car

M-40 (exit 27 Via Lusitana)
M-40 (exit 28)
M-45 (exit 2A)
A-42 (exit 6A)
R-5 (exit 27 Via Lusitana)

By subway

line 11
Est. La Peseta 1 km.
Est. San Francisco 1,2 km.
Est. Carabanchel Alto at 1,7 km.

By bus

Stops at Islazul's door
Urban line 35 - Next to the South access door (Vertical Garden)
Urban line 118 - Along the North and South access door (Vertical Garden)

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