El Corte Ingles

El Corte Ingles is THE department store of Gran Canaria. They are now offering a special 10% discount for all (over 18 year old) tourists from outside Spain, so remember to take your passport (or other ID with a photo) in order to take full advantage of this.This discount is not applicable to food, books, and other items. Click here to learn how to take maximum advantage of this card.

The department store is divided into two buildings: one has all the items for home, i.e. furniture, cutlery, crockery, bedsheets, electronics, and computers; the other has all the fashion items and food, i.e. clothing for all ages, sports items, a restaurant, and a supermarket. Both buildings are located in Avenida Mesa y Lopez, a commercial street full of other shops like Zara, Marks & Spencer, Mango, Clarks shoes, Banana Computer (Apple Shop) etc.

Mesa y Lopez 15 building - Here's the floor by floor directory

Basement - Electronics, photography, computers, cell phones

Ground floor - Stationery, bookshop, newspaper shop, souvenirs, pharmacy section (no drugs, only cosmetics and other non prescription stuff).

1st Floor - Household giftware

2nd Floor - Tableware and kitchenware

3rd Floor - Electrical household appliances, kitchens, bathrooms

4th Floor - Bed sheets, towels, curtains

5th Floor - Furniture

6th Floor - Bargains

7th Floor - Cultural hall

Mesa y Lopez 18 - In this building you will find all kinds of clothes and fashion items.

Basement - Supermarket, fresh flowers, cake, pastry, and coffee shop. Cash dispenser

Ground floor - Fashion accessories, branded sunglasses, watches, shoes, perfumes, cosmetics, jewellery, optician, tobacco. This is always the busiest floor.

First floor - Woman's clothing

Second floor - Gents clothing

Third floor - Children's clothing and toys.

Fourth floor - Teenager's clothes

Fifth floor - Sports clothes and equipment.

Sixth floor - Bargains, hair dresser, dry cleaner, post office, travel agency watch repairs.

Seventh floor - Coffee shop, restaurant, and nursery room.

How to get to El Corte Ingles, from the south of Gran Canaria

  • By bus: Take the Global bus number 30 from Maspalomas/Playa del Ingles/San Agustin or bus number 91 from Puerto Rico and get down at the main bus station (San Telmo). Then take yellow bus number 17 from the top of the bus station. Taxis are also available and cost 5 euros.
  • By taxi: Get into the taxi and shout "Corte Ingles"
  • By car: Get onto the motorway GC-1 and keep on the center lane all the time. When the center lane becomes a right lane of a tunnel, it is time to get out on the right of the tunnel, and then turn left on the roundabout after the traffic light. If you see a two way street with trees, you're on the right track.

GPS Coordinates:

- Longitude: 28º 8'5.50"N
- Latitude: 15º 25'54.03"W

GPS Coordinates for the El Corte Ingles parking:

- Longitude: 28º7'57.99"N
- Latitude: 15º29'31.92"W

Opening hours:

Mondays to Saturdays: 10.00 to 22.00

Sundays closed, excepting for certain Sundays most of which are during the Christmas season.

Helpful Tips For Shopping at El Corte Ingles in Gran Canaria

  • Must visit.
  • Best prices during the sale period (July-August & January 7th-February).
  • Nice pastry shop by the supermarket.
  • We strongly recommend to check all electronic items properly before leaving the store. One must make sure they are new and working properly.
  • Good idea to visit other high quality shops available nearby.
  • Taxis are readily available in front of both buildings.
  • Parking is available in both buildings, and also in the Plaza España underground parking.
  • There is a shopping card service, in Spanish "Carta de compras." As you shop around, all purchases are written down and stored, so that you can pick them all up together, when you have finished shopping, instead of carrying all the bags around.
  • Other services they offer are: translation service, shopping delivered to your hotel, and currency exchange. You can get more information about these in the special Tourist Information Center on the ground floor. Here, you can also collect the Canarian Tax (IGIC) refund forms, if you are from a country outside the European Union, although it isn't really worth the hassle. Many items have a 3% tax, others 7%, and only the luxury items have a higher rate.

Address: Avenida Mesa y Lopez 15 & 18
Telephone: +34 928 263 000 (yes, they speak English!!)

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