While strolling around Malasaña, you can’t miss the colorful tile facade of the Juanse Pharmacy. Dating back to the early 1900s, the pharmacy and laboratory Juanse made their own concoctions and medicines (nowadays it’s a normal pharmacy).
The tile display has suffered some graffiti attacks in the recent years, but you can still enjoy their giant ads for toothache powder (the woman clutching her jaw with a handkerchief really looks like she’s in pain) and my favorite: the ad for diarrhea medicine showing a sad child hovering over a chamber pot.
Chances are we’ve all had embarrassing ailments as well as the regular aches and pains, so here is beautiful tile-work to pay public homage. The building is currently for sale, so the future of the tiles is uncertain.
Juanse Pharmacy | Art & culture | Free
Calle San Andres / Calle San Vicente Ferrer
24 hours daily