A bit of history

In the heart of the historic center of Madrid, next to the Puerta del Sol, you will find Preciados, Carmen and Arenal streets, the first open shopping center in our capital.

In the middle of the historic town of Madrid, just besides the Puerta del Sol, you can find the streets of Preciados, Carmen and Arenal, which constitute the first open air Shopping Center of our city, with the biggest offer in Department Stores, Fashion, Shoe stores and accesories, next to a great variety of leisure, lodjement and restaurant establishments. The best comerce in Madrid at your service within 2000 squared meters perfectly communicated (public transport/parkings) which represents  the principal reference in shopping tourism of our city.

APRECA is an association for the businesses within the Pedestrian Comercial Area Preciados-Carmen-Sol-Arenal, founded in 1980, nonprofit, with the objective of the maintenance, decoration and economic promotion of this great Comercial Area. Since its foundation, the principal goal has been the organized and legal defense of the asociates` interests for the normal growth of their economic activities. An example of this was its participation in the defense of the businesses rights affected during the “pitch camp” of 15th of May 2011 in Puerta del Sol.


Up to the day it counts with more tan 70 businesses and represents the strongest prolocutor against the state, territorial and local Administrations, as well as the rest of Institutions and public or private organisations, for the protection of the asociates rights and interests , and for the comercial area of Preciados-Carmen-Sol-Arenal, within the economic, decoration, public order and the prevention of delinquency scope.


APRECA is registered in the provincial register of associations with nº 4095 and it is integrated in the CEIM, as an active member of its Directive Board and various Commissions.



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