Top 10 Madrid
These are the best places to discover the most authentic Madrid.
Mestizo Contemporany store
Right in the heart of the Salesas neighbourhood in Madrid, this unique store sells an exquisite selection of furniture, textiles and ornaments.
Calle Piamonte, 4
A must-see for art collectors. Don’t miss the current exhibition “Ayer y Hoy. El Laberinto del Tiempo” with works by Antonio López among others.
Calle Orfila, 5
A landmark gourmet store and restaurant, specialising in French delicacies and where foie gras is the main attraction.
Calle de Conde de Aranda, 6
Artesano S. Medina
Originally from Badajoz, Medina set up shop in Malasaña and his wicker mirrors and eco trophies now decorate the walls of chic properties and homes of celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker.
Calle el Escorial, 28
After many successful years at the El Rastro market, it now fills a huge warehouse in the Salamanca district, full of pieces that are real jewels of interior design.
Calle de Castelló, 8
A clandestine cocktail bar with dance floor included and an atmosphere that fuses the Parisian style of the 70s with the old Chinese opium halls.
Calle Argensola, 14
Bodegas El Maño
Its large earthenware jars form part of Madrid folk memory that this and other businesses in the capital have managed to keep alive.
Calle La Palma, 64
In this exquisite shop you can buy beautiful porcelain tea sets as well as different teas and delicious sweets.
Calle de Santa Engracia, 4,
A picture framing workshop which produces artisan hand stitched or hand-stamped albums.
Calle de Zurbarán, 8
Mercado de Motores
In between antique carriages and locomotives you will find everything from ornaments and vintage décor to ecological products and classic bicycles.
Museo del Ferrocarril /
Paseo de las Delicias, 61