If you are running away from the typical ugly and tasteless souvenirs that all tourists are going to take home, “Casa Postal” is the ideal place — hidden between trendy and chic places in Chueca.
A paradise for collectors of postcards and old photographs, where nostalgia is the protagonist. Going through its doors means entering a time machine where you can also find old decoration objects, antique merchandising, tin and music boxes, maps, cut-outs, film programs, advertising posters, etc.
Once inside the cozy establishment, owned by an Asturian based in Chueca, Martín Carrasco, you won’t know where to look at.
This kind of bazaar of the early twentieth century also has an endearing collection of toys, including the most famous porcelain doll in Spain, the inimitable Mariquita Pérez, as well as the collections of cut-outs or paper dolls.
It’s a unique place in danger of extinction, opened more than 30 years ago where you can find original and unrepeatable images of Spain on postcards and photographs, much more authentic than the cheesy flamenco doll.