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Interesting places to discover in the Sol neighborhood

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Welcome to Sol!

Are you also curious about the stores in the center of Madrid? The Sol neighborhood contains of many shops and some of them are very relatable to the Spanish culture. You cannot miss them when you are in the center!

As some of you probably already know, is Sol literally the heart of Madrid. Not only the heart of Madrid but it also has coordination point 0,0 (‘Kilómetro 0′) which means that this place is exactly situated in the middle of whole Spain. Sol is definitely a must-see which is why it receives many, many, many tourists. It is important that the city is well connected and therefore has this place a very strong transportation network. Especially the metro works quite good, the most central station which you can use is called Sol (metro Lines 1, 2, 3 and Cercanías). Other metro stations that you can use are Callao (Line 3, 5), Gran Vía (Line 1, 5) and Sevilla (Line 2). Several neighborhoods around Sol are Palacio, Malasaña, Chueca, La Latina and Lavapiés-Embajadores.


Casa Labra is a tavern that over generations has been offering something very unique and typical from Madrid. Croquettes are their specialty delighted in an environment that has remained almost since the 19th century which makes this one of the oldest restaurants in Madrid. [Address: Calle Tetúan, 12].

Las cuevas de Sésamo produces one of the best sangria in whole Madrid and is especially known by the local people. The sangria is made with red wine, lemon, sugar, fruit and other ingredients. If you want to discover all the ingredients than you have to go to the cuevas and taste it. [Address: Calle del Príncipe, 7].

Jardín Secreto Salvador Bachiller is located on Calle Montera, near Gran Vía. In the first place, you wouldn’t expect that there is a rooftop hidden in this shop. It is actually a store where they sell unique bags. But as soon as you take the stairs to the third floor, you will have a large lounge bar which is decorated by many kind of plants.
On the 4th floor, you can find the rooftop. It is called el Jardín Secreto (or in English, The secret garden).

This place has a spacious terrace where you can order all kind of drinks and pastries. It is also surrounded by many unique flowers which makes it a perfect spot for a drink and a break from all the heat. When you walk towards the end, you will have a beautiful view over the street. Definitely, a well-worth visit. [Address: Calle de la Montera, 37].


Typographia sells very alternative t-shirts and is developing a unique approach to the art of printing and designing t-shirts for men and women. The designs are focussed on symbols of Madrid, as the bear in Sol, the metro stations and many more! A very original gift to come home with! [Address: Plaza de Canalejas, 3].

La Violeta is specialised in violet sweets. The shop sells a special kind of candy: Caramelos de Violeta. It is called like this because of their shape, their colour and the essence of the flower is part of their ingredients. So, let’s try them! This shop is located next to Typographia. [Address: Plaza de Canalejas, 6].

Torrons Vicens. The stores of Vicens are full with entire walls with those typical Spanish sweets. They produce a delicious and original candy bar that has been popular for centuries. They are specialised torrons which you can buy in all kind of flavors as truffle, marzipan, strawberry and many more. They also offer some pieces as a gift, for example in a wooden box as you can see. The bars are frequently consumed throughout a year, but especially during christmas it is a popular present. You have also the possibility to taste some pieces for free. Hurry up and give it a try! [Address: Calle Mayor, 41].


Calle del Carmen, Calle de Arenal and Calle de Preciados are known as one of the most commercial streets in whole Madrid. It is always crowded here because mainly of all the special shops you are surrounded with.

  • Calle del Arenal is a very central route, but also a trafficfree zone of Madrid between Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Isabel II (Ópera). It has a variety of shops, including many restaurants, the Real Madrid Official Store or gifts and souvenirs. But also many hotels, apartments and hostels for an overnight stay.

  • Calle de Preciados starts at sol till plaza de Santo Domingo and is familiar from the shop El Corte Inglés and all the franchises who are located here as well. You can also find those typical clothing stores as Zara, Pull and Bear, Sfera or Pepe Jeans in this street.
  • Calle del Carmen is especially known because of its famous shop Doña Manolita. You can buy here lottery’s (during Cristmas Holidays) and this shop has millions of customers spread throughout the country. The street also contains many clothing and shoe stores.

So if you are in Madrid, don’t forget to take a visit to Sol and one of its amazing places.

Our favorite ones are Jardín Secreto de Salvador Bachiller and Calle de Preciados. The Secret Garden offers a great opportunity to relax. During the Summer you can even enjoy on the rooftop which gives everyone a tropical vibe because of its beautiful flowers. You can also visit this place in the Winter. There are a few cozy bars hidden inside where you can order a drink with a snack. And last but not least, if you are in a shopping mood, go to Calle de Preciados! You will find here everything that you need!

If you want to watch a video about all of these places, don’t the miss the MADventures video about Sol on the MadridEasy YouTube channel.

Top Shop Spots in Malasaña

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The neighborhood of Malasaña is one of the liveliest and vibrant places in Madrid. Often compared to Camden Town in London or the East Village in New York, it’s a very popular area among young people. The most well-known street is Fuencarral, with its plethora of petite market, international brands, cafés and interesting shops which you can find on; Espiritu Santo street, this street has tons of vintage and second hand shops as well as small and enchanting cafés and flower shops. But Malasaña’s narrow streets hide a shopaholic’s dream: ateliers, boutiques and vintage shops. You’ll find some of the best places to shop in Malasaña are below.


El templo de Susu



This shop is one of Malasaña’s first vintage shops and is now probably the most popular amongst locals. It’s quite small, but it packs a punch, inside you can find real second-hand bargains at fantastic prices. You can also find a lot of seventies clothing and plenty of accessories.



Pepa Loves


Pepa Loves sells designer clothing by Pepa Karnero. Originally established in Malaga, this affordable collection is animal friendly and sells cool naïve street wear with prints inspired by street artists.





This pretty shop sells mostly handmade clothes which are limited editions. This collection has a bohemian flair to it and might remind you of a chic Parisian style. Its small simple shop is set as a boutique and is a space open to art and culture, with many events taking place in it.



Sin Clon ni Son


In an old typical haberdashery, Sin Clon ni Son offers a set of designs full of life by international emerging designers. Its curious disposition will surely catch your eye from the outside and will lead you in this shop with clothing for both men and women. Plus, check out the great accessories and bags.



La Pizarra


Bargain hunters will find that La Pizarra is paradise on earth. Selling clothes for men and women, this shop offers designer clothing at affordable prices and has great customer service.







Vinyl Shops in Madrid

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Rummaging through a record store for THE record is one of the few pleasures left in this world. So when you move to a new city or country and you have to go hunting for that perfect record you need all the help you can get. In Madrid there are a few places where you can go digging for that good oldie. Below are a few of the best places where you can find that sweet vinyl.


Killer’s Discos



Discos Babel

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Discos La Metralleta



Radio City




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North American Stores for Thanksgiving in Madrid

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North American Stores for Thanksgiving in Madrid

Are you gonna celebrate Thanksgiving in Madrid this year? Still have no idea where you could find North American products?

We have found these five shops which you can get all stuffs you need for Thanksgiving or more, and even the turkey!


1.       Taste of America


2.       The American Store


3.       American Food Corner


4.       Sabores del Mundo

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5.       Be Sweet

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Vintage Shops in Madrid

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Vintage is in, but when hasn’t it? Every generation is inspired by the one before, whether it is a denim sweater or shoulder pads. The trend is in and is getting bigger and bigger, shops are popping up everywhere and everyone’s loving it! Below is the top 3 vintage shops in Madrid that are very easy to find. At any of these locations you can find great articles from decades past, and in really good condition.

Lotta Vintage


This shop probably the most famous and most colorful vintage shop in Madrid. Mostly because of an article written in Vogue Paris about the shop. The article mentioned Lotta Vintage as the best place for Vintage shopping in Madrid. Very colorful because the clothes are strictly organized depending on their color. You enter and see everything from orange, yellow ,white and green to red, blue, brown and black in the back of the shop. They have the most interesting vintage sunglasses as well as shoes, handbags and hats. Compared to the other vintage stores Lotta Vintage lies between Malasaña and Chueca. It is very well situated in the booming heart of this area of Madrid where the historic Movida Madrilena meets the open-minded area of Chueca. The great thing about Lotta Vintage is that the shop seems to be a box of treasure which have been put together with a lot of care by the owner. If you are in Madrid discovering the city you are living in, Lotta Vintage will be a crowning achievement.

Vintage Biba


This is another very well know vintage shop in Madrid, also located in the heart of the city, between Malasaña and Chueca. They are know for running around the globe and finding unique articles. The have a wide aray of things from, hand bags to betls and much more. They mainly focus however on things from the 20s -80s and everything in between for both men and women. This another shop that you need to visit if your living in Madrid or just visiting and if you don’t you will kick yourself.

La Mona Checa


Yes, more vintage clothes… perfectly preserved and selected clothes from the 50s, 60s and 70s that is. But beside all of the awesome clothing there is also an amazing & flashy assortment of vintage cameras in perfect operating condition They also have a section in the shop that us occupied by exhibitions of works of art created by young emerging artists, from Madrid and other parts of the world.