1. Patrimonio Comunal Olivarero

    Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world and this representative of a grower’s cooperative knows his business. Like wines, you can distinguish different varieties by their colour, flavour and smell, and tastings here are part of the fun .

  2. Seseña

    This firm near Sol has been making traditional full-length Spanish capes (capas) since 1901, hand tailored from the finest wool. Famous clients over the years include Picasso, Rudolph Valentino, Hillary Clinton and Michael Jackson. Needless to say, a made-to-measure cape of this quality does not come cheap.

    • Calle de la Cruz 23

  3. Mesquida

    Religion still plays an important role in Spanish life and Madrid is famous for its shops specializing in devotional objects. Founded more than 40 years ago, this family business furnishes churches and monasteries as far afield as Ireland and Argentina and has made items for the Pope’s summer residence outside Rome. The store is a showcase of rosaries, statues, cribs, paintings, icons and communion cups.

    • Calle Bailén 8

  4. Manuel González Contreras

    One of Spain’s most respected guitar workshops was founded in 1882. Clients have ranged from the classical virtuoso Andres Segovia to pop guitarist Mark Knopfler. There’s a small museum of instruments dating back to the 19th century, and it’s fascinating to see the craftsmen at work .

  5. El Flamenco Vive

    If you’ve been won over by Flamenco during your stay, now’s your chance to look the part. This specialist store has everything – colourful costumes and accessories (fans, flowers, ornamental combs), guitars, books, sheet music, videos, records and CDs.

    • Calle Conde de Lemos 7

    El Flamenco Vive
  6. Casa Jiménez

    A superb shop dealing mainly in mantones de Manila. These embroidered, brightly coloured silk shawls originated in China and found their way to Spain via the Philippines. They gained popularity in 19th-century Seville when the working girls of the tobacco factories wore them. Also sells fans and mantillas, the traditional black lace headdress still worn on formal occasions .

  7. Terra Mundi

    Apart from its Galician cooking, this restaurant sells regional produce: chorizo, tetilla (cream cheese), fish soups, pear compote, strawberry liqueur and wines from the Rias Baixas region.

    • Calle Lope de Vega 32

  8. Casa Mira

    This old fashioned store has been producing its famous nougat (turrón) for more than 150 years. Made without artificial colouring or preservatives, it’s the genuine article.

    • Carrera de San Jerónimo 30

  9. Bodega Santa Cecilia

    This wine cellar is popular not only for its range (more than 4,000 labels), but for the quality and affordability. The owners keep prices down by scouring the countryside for lesser known vineyards.

    • Calle Blasco de Garay 72–4

  10. Cuenllas

    This delicatessen is the place for top-quality cured meats and cheeses. Spanish cheeses include Queso Manchego, made from sheep’s milk, and the blue cheese, Cabrales. For the finest cured hams, buy jamón Ibérico or Pata Negra – a breed of pig fed only on acorns.

    • Calle Ferraz 3

    Queso Manchego

Top 10 Markets

  1. El Rastro

    Madrid’s famous flea market takes place every Sunday morning – unmissable .

  2. Ferias de Artesanía

    Craft fairs spring up all over the city the week before Christmas. Try Plaza Mayor or Plaza de las Comendadoras.

  3. Mercado de Sellos

    Stamp and coin collectors meet Sunday mornings under the arches of Plaza Mayor.

  4. Mercado de la Cebada

    This food market’s origins date back to the 16th century.

    • Plaza de la Cebada

    • Mon–Fri & Sat am

  5. Mercado de las Maravillas

    Fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cured ham and cheese.

    • Calle Bravo Murillo 22

    • Metro Alvarado

    • Mon–Fri & Sat am

  6. Mercado de Chamartín

    Fish and gourmet products.

    • Calle Potosí/Calle Bolivia

    • Metro Colombia

    • Mon-Sat

  7. Mercado de San Miguel

    Cakes, fruit, vegetables, fish and meats, just outside Plaza Mayor.

  8. Mercado de la Paz

    The main attraction of this small market is the cheese stalls.

    • Calle Ayala 28

    • Mon–Fri

  9. Mercado de San Antón

    Flowers, food and wine.

    • Calle Augusto Figueroa/Calle Libertad

    • Mon–Fri

  10. Mercado del Libro

    Old, new and second hand books.

    • Cuesta de Moyano

    • Sun am

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