Category Archives: Shopping in Madrid

El Rastro

by Marina Diez This famous Sunday morning flea market, located next to La Latina, one of the oldest quarters of Madrid, has everything from clothes, bags and other paraphernalia, to the funny stalls dedicated to just one single thing: there … Continue reading

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Yarn Shops and Knitting in Madrid

by Julie Espinosa Seeing as knitting is a current craze for young people, I recently defied my non-crafty genes and picked up some needles. Knitting—known as tejar or hacer punto or just punto in Spanish—hasn’t exactly become hip in Madrid … Continue reading

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Where to Buy and Sell Second-Hand Books in Madrid

by Katie Goldstein If you didn’t bother bringing your whole library with you to Madrid, have no fear. Madrid is home to several quality second-hand English bookshops for all your literary needs. The story doesn’t end at books, either: you … Continue reading

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Five Vintage Clothing Shops

by Julie Espinosa Second-hand shopping is a fun pastime in any city and Madrid is no exception. Now the prices are nowhere near the rock-bottom steals I’ve found in cities in the U.S., but sometimes prices here are negotiable. Here … Continue reading

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Natural Foods in Madrid

by Katie Goldstein A Spanish friend of mine calls herself a vegetarian. But, she says, “I make an exception for jamón.” There you have it: it can be a little tough to be a true vegetarian in this country. In … Continue reading

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Madrid’s Holiday Market and Christmas Tree Shopping

by Amy Menchhofer The holidays are upon us and it’s time to decorate your piso. Christmas trees, holiday lights, nativity scene figurines. Where in Madrid can you shop for decorations? In a word – Plaza Mayor. The scene of a … Continue reading

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Alambique – Cookery Kit and Classes in Madrid

by Katie Goldstein We’ve covered the bases for you on food shopping, but with what equipment are you going to prepare and serve all that lovely food you’ve just bought? There are, of course, many places to buy kitchenware in … Continue reading

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