Shopping in Northern Spain • 13.09.2018

Attention to detail: Window shopping in Monforte de Lemos and Ourense

The Northern Spaniards have realized that a great store window display doesn’t have to break the bank

Summer vacation is over but the summer impressions remain. Like those garnered from a visit to Galicia in Spain’s northern region. If you venture deeper into Spain’s heartland between a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and a beach holiday in Vigo, you will find Monforte de Lemos on the Río Cabe and Ourense on the Río Miño.

Both cities can look back on a long history and both feature beautiful old city centers. That’s why sightseeing comes automatically included with your shopping tour. Here are some snapshots.

First stop: Monforte de Lemos

Monforte de Lemos
Source: iXtenso/Mörs

The historic old town of Monforte is located under the gaze of the 30-meter "Torre del Homenaje" tower, right next to the monastery of San Vicente do Pino and the Palace of the Counts of Lemos. The landmarked district boasts several eye-catchers. One of them is the exquisitely beautiful "El Rincón de Ariadna" (in English: "Ariadna's corner") store. Though its details might seem simplistic, they are perfectly matched. It is not the only store that features an unpretentious presentation of products: A stick (or as seen later in Ourense, a paddle) simply works as a clothes rack. The benefit: the presentation seems lighter and brighter, while the floor can be used to highlight other ideas.

El Rincón de Ariadna: Friendly, neat, and well-balanced

Schaufenster
El Rincon de Ariadna
Source: iXtenso/Mörs
Photo
Source: iXtenso/Mörs

You can’t help but stop and look: EME sells high-quality men's clothing. In addition to the metal-bodied vintage scooters, the hand of a wooden mannequin, which holds a checkered bow tie catches your eye.

EME men’s fashion in Monforte de Lemos: The appeal of the iconic Vespa scooter

Photo
Source: iXtenso/Mörs

Shopping break while you take in the sights: Living tradition in Monforte

Photo
Source: iXtenso/Mörs

On to Ourense

Fußgängerzone Ourense
Source: iXtenso/Mörs

The city of Ourense has five times as many residents as Monforte. Its main pedestrian street leads visitors directly to the old town with its cathedral and small, winding streets. Next to the big retail chain stores, which have also found their way into the medieval city, you can still discover small stores that feature charming and funny design ideas. Popular pallet furniture is also used in creative ways - repurposed as a shoe rack or as a bar.

Zadalia: The "pallet furniture craze" is a perfect fit for this store

Hilokune_Ourense
Source: iXtenso/Mörs

And after the city stroll? There is a huge number of tapas bars and cafés where a successful shopping day can end with a lot of enjoyment (and also at a reasonable price). Galicia is worth a visit!

Advertisement
Photos and text: Natascha Mörs, iXtenso - Magazine for Retailers

related articles:

popular articles:

Thumbnail: Photo: New Samsungs sitting area amazes the passengers...

News • 30.04.2018

New Samsung's sitting area amazes the passengers

Travellers’ paradise at the Athens International Airport

Thumbnail: Photo: Design and culture at the Milan Design Week

Furniture, shops and trade fair construction • 22.05.2018

Design and culture at the Milan Design Week

Pictures from Fuorisalone 2018

Thumbnail: Photo: Concrete use in architecture and design: “Imperfection is back in...

Trend • 16.07.2018

Concrete use in architecture and design: “Imperfection is back in fashion”

Interview with art historian and author Chris van Uffelen

Thumbnail: Photo: GLM-Ievo 40: The New Heavy-Duty Labeler from Bizerba...

Company News • 07.05.2018

GLM-Ievo 40: The New Heavy-Duty Labeler from Bizerba

Automatic labelling for large-volume products

Thumbnail: Photo: Bizerba continues its growth path

Company News • 14.05.2018

Bizerba continues its growth path

Renewed sales increase in Europe

Thumbnail: Photo: Bulletin to open flagship location in Union Square...

New store • 14.05.2018

Bulletin to open flagship location in Union Square

The flagship will open in historic ladies' mile early June

Thumbnail: Photo: New material makes cooling devices more energy-efficient...

News • 28.05.2018

New material makes cooling devices more energy-efficient

Environmentally friendly alternatives are systems which use water

Thumbnail: Photo: eobuwie.pl brings digital fluidity to physical retail...

News • 22.05.2018

eobuwie.pl brings digital fluidity to physical retail

"Blending the convenience of online shopping with the fast fulfilment of brick-and-mortar retail"

Thumbnail: Photo: Alibabas Tmall unveils first Retail Megastore for Intersport...

News • 29.05.2018

Alibaba's Tmall unveils first Retail Megastore for Intersport

An array of Tmall’s new retail technologies implemented under one roof

Thumbnail: Photo: Obituary: The North American Mall (1956-2018)...

Report • 23.04.2018

Obituary: The North American Mall (1956-2018)

A comment on the development of shopping malls

Supplier

Bizerba SE & Co. KG
Bizerba SE & Co. KG
Wilhelm-Kraut-Straße 65
72336 Balingen