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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 comes from the small family po…
Top Choice Jewellery in La Latina & Lavapiés

Helena Rohner

One of Europe’s most creative jewellery designers, Helena Rohner has a spacious boutique in La Latina. Working with silver, stone, porcelain, wood and Murano glass, she makes inventive pieces and her work is a regul…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Salamanca

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

This boutique has to be seen to be believed, with pinks, yellows and oranges everywhere you turn. It’s fun and exuberant, but not just for kids. It also has serious and highly original fashion. Agatha Ruiz de la Pra…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in La Latina & Lavapiés

Botería Julio Rodríguez

One of the last makers of traditional Spanish wineskins left in Madrid, Botería Julio Rodríguez is like a window on a fast-disappearing world. They make a great gift and, as you'd expect, they're in a different leag…
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…
Market in Malasaña & Chueca

Mercado de los Mostenses

Bustling Mercado de los Mostenses is Madrid’s most international market. Inside, the typical Spanish butchers and fishmongers are side-by-side with stands dedicated to fruits, vegetables, spices and dry goods from A…
Food in Plaza Mayor & Royal Madrid

La Madrileña

La Madrileña has been serving its customers ham, cured meats and sausages since 1909. Their white sausages are perfect for the griddle, or you can try the sobrasada – a paté made from ground pork and paprika. It’s d…
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…
Books in Sol, Santa Ana & Huertas

Casa del Libro

Occupying five floors on bustling Gran Vía, Casa del Libro is by far the city’s largest bookshop. Most of the books are in Spanish, but it also boasts one of Madrid’s best collections of novels in English, French an…
Food in La Latina & Lavapiés

La Huerta de Almería

Health-conscious travellers can shop at La Huerta de Almería for freshly-made juices, shakes and smoothies. There’s also a wide selection of organic and all-natural fruits, vegetables and dry goods. And you can even…