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Top Choice Ceramics in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

Antigua Casa Talavera

The extraordinary tiled facade of this wonderful old shop conceals an Aladdin’s cave of ceramics from all over Spain. This is not the mass-produced stuff aimed at a tourist market, but instead comes from the small f…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

El Arco Artesanía

This original shop in the southwestern corner of Plaza Mayor sells an outstanding array of homemade designer souvenirs, from stone, ceramic and glass work to jewellery and home fittings. The papier-mâché figures are…
Flamenco in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

Maty

Wandering around central Madrid, it’s easy to imagine that flamenco outfits have been reduced to imitation dresses sold as souvenirs to tourists. That’s why places like Maty matter. Here you’ll find dresses, shoes a…
Shoes in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

Casa Hernanz

Comfy, rope-soled alpargatas (espadrilles), Spain’s traditional summer footwear, are worn by everyone from the king of Spain down. You can buy your own pair at this humble workshop, which has been hand-making the sh…
Food in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

La Madrileña

La Madrileña has been serving its customers ham, cured meats and sausages since 1909. Its white sausages are perfect for the griddle, or you can try the sobrasada – a pâté made from ground pork and paprika. It’s del…
Fashion & Accessories in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

Taller Puntera

If you’re looking for high-quality gifts to take back home, Taller Puntera has leather goods of all kinds. From notebooks to briefcases, backpacks and wallets, there’s something for every taste and budget. The leath…
Flamenco in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

El Flamenco Vive

This temple to flamenco has it all, from guitars and songbooks to well-priced CDs, polka-dotted dancing costumes, shoes, colourful plastic jewellery and literature about flamenco. It’s the sort of place that will ap…
Jewellery in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

Codo 3

Classy designer jewellery handcrafted in Barcelona from silver, pewter and other natural products are a real find down this quiet pedestrian lane off the back of Plaza de la Villa. Necklaces, bracelets, rings and ea…
Sports & Outdoors in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

Atlético de Madrid Store

Atlético de Madrid has something of a cult following in the city and has enjoyed considerable footballing success in recent years. Its downtown store has all the club's merchandise. In theory you can also buy ticket…
Food & Drinks in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

Convento del Corpus Cristi

The cloistered nuns at this convent also happen to be fine pastry chefs. You make your request through a door, then a grille on Calle del Codo, and the products (sweet biscuits) are delivered through a little revolv…