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Wine in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Licores Cabello

All wine shops should be like this. This family-run corner shop really knows its wines and the interior has scarcely changed since 1913, with wooden shelves and even a faded ceiling fresco. There are fine wines in a…
Fashion & Accessories in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Casa de Diego

This classic shop has been around since 1858, making, selling and repairing Spanish fans, shawls, umbrellas and canes. Service is old style and occasionally grumpy, but the fans are works of antique art. There's ano…
Music in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

José Ramírez

José Ramírez is one of Spain’s best guitar makers and his guitars have been strummed by a host of flamenco greats and international musicians (including the Beatles). Using Honduran cedar, Cameroonian ebony and Indi…
Clothing in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Almacén de Pontejos

Describing what this shop sells – fabrics, buttons and all manner of knick-knacks for dressmakers – only tells half the story. It's one of many such stores on the square and in the surrounding streets, an intriguing…
Religious in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Santarrufina

This gilded outpost of Spanish Catholicism has to be seen to be believed. Churches, priests and monasteries are some of the patrons of this overwhelming three-storey shop full of everything from simple rosaries to i…
Food & Drinks in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Más Que Cervezas

This small, modern shop is packed floor to ceiling with bottled beers from over 30 countries, their labels bursting with bright colours. The selection is always changing, with around 500 brands at any given time. Th…
Sports & Outdoors in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Tienda Real Madrid

The Real Madrid club shop sells replica shirts, posters, caps and just about everything else under the sun to which it could attach a club logo. In the centre of town there’s a smaller branch and, in the city's nort…
Clothing in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

The Corner Shop

This fine Huertas shop does a carefully curated collection of men's and women's fashions, with brand names like Scotch Soda, Blue Hole, Andy and Lucy and many others. Regardless of brands, it's always worth stopping…
Music in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Juan Alvarez

The shop and workshop may be tiny, but Juan Alvarez is one of the most celebrated guitar makers in Spain. The family business dates back to 1945 and former clients include Eric Clapton, Compay Segundo and a host of …
Clothing in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Ojalá Madrid

Colourful, stylish women's fashions by local designer Paloma del Pozo are well worth seeking out at the top end of Huertas. The look somehow manages to be both fun and sophisticated, a winning combination and someth…