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The store is located at Puerta del Sol 1, right in the heart of Spain’s capital city. The building first opened its doors in 1864 and has gone through a number of different identities since then, including the famous Grand Hotel Paris which closed in 2006.
This is Apple’s 11th store in Spain and its first in the centre of Madrid.
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The store officially opened its doors at 9.30am, but Apple fans were lining the streets long before then. The first 1,000 people through the door were given a free T-shirt to mark the occasion, although the steady stream of visitors continued long after all the shirts had been handed out.