The Best Local Shopping Spots in Madrid

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Madrid? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Alambique – Shop and cuisine school

Alambique – Shop and cuisine school

Image by María José Morr

“Alambique” is one of the most legendary stores in Madrid. It specializes in kitchen items, but there’s also a chef school and a cooking show in between…

Full Article by María José Morr

Antigua Pastelería del Pozo – Sweet traditions

Antigua Pastelería del Pozo – Sweet traditions

Image by Andrea Roberts

“Antigua Pastelería del Pozo” (since 1810) has been my favourite bakery and empanada spot in Madrid for decades. Also try the pastelitos & croissants…

Full Article by Andrea Roberts

Arranca Thelma – Enchanting bookshop

Arranca Thelma – Enchanting bookshop

Image by Nadia Pérez Rojas

“Arranca Thelma” is a lovely little second-hand bookstore and antique shop. It has a bohemian vibe that I love, and all kinds of artists gather here…

Full Article by Nadia Perez Rojas

Artistic Metropol – A cinema for movie lovers

Artistic Metropol – A cinema for movie lovers

Image by Lucio Lenzi

“Artistic Metropol” between Madrid’s Puerta de Toledo and Embajadores, is a small, hidden cinema where I like to go for the variety of special screenings.

Full Article by Elena Quintero

CaixaForum Madrid – Art in a beautiful setting

CaixaForum Madrid – Art in a beautiful setting

Image by Andrea Lucy Roberts

“CaixaForum Madrid” is a good alternative to the nearby, more touristy Prado and Reina Sofia. It’s beautiful, cool and quite small if you have limited time

Full Article by Andrea Roberts

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