Tag Archives: Traditional Shops

Permalink to Casa Pajuelo – The House of Honey

Half-way down the hilly part of Atocha street, behind a worn pair of wooden doors is one of Madrid’s artisan honey meccas.  Casa Pajuelo may be the official name, but everyone knows it as La Casa de la Miel, i.e. …

Last update: July 30, 2015

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Permalink to Casa Gonzalez Wine Bar

Being that Spain is the world’s #1 wine producer, it’s surprising that Madrid doesn’t have more wine bars like Casa Gonzalez, quite simply my favorite in the city.  Not only does Casa Gonzalez offer over 40 wines by the glass …

Last update: January 18, 2015

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Permalink to The Eternal Elegance of Capas Seseña

If you’re someone who thinks that capes are long out of fashion, worn only by superheroes in tight pants or James Brown, it’s time you visited Capas Seseña, one of Madrid’s treasured century-old shops, now run by the family’s fourth …

Last update: August 14, 2014

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Permalink to The Best Espadrilles in Madrid

Why does a line outside a store always grab our attention?  Does it arouse curiosity, excitement, a sense of mystery?  What could be so popular, scarce, or valuable that it provokes shoppers to brave the elements and surrender their time? …

Last update: March 28, 2014

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