Most souvenirs shops are just a place where you can buy a gift for a friend or a relative... In Bazar El Chollo you can find them and a lot of accesories for travelers... who has not forgotten a cellphone charger or plug adapter?
Prices are, probably, the best in the town. After visit several souvenirs shops in the central district you can release that almost all shops offer the same products... why are you going to pay more expensive prices if you can save some euros?
What to buy: Souvenirs: T-Shirts, caps, cups, magnets, bags, dishes, umbrellas, slippers, sweets, key chains, etcetera.
Traveler accesories: cellphone chargers, plug adapters, cases, padlocks, batteries, memory cards, USB cables, headphones, Madrid maps, etcetera.
Various: Toys, Real Madrid and F.C. Barcelona licensed items, postcards, softdrinks, stamps, lighters, Madrid Tourist Bus tickets, Real Madrid Stadium (Santiago Bernabeu) tour tickets, etcetera.
Address: C/ Cruz, 3 Madrid 28012
("Puerta del Sol" / "Plaza de Canalejas" area.)
What to pay: As you want... you have items from 1 - 2 €...
Of course the main store is at the Stadium, but if walking around Madrid you got that urge to buy things from your team, well You are in madrid so why not near Sol,the center of it all lol!
Real Madrid store is unique as I am a life long follower,and played alavin for the club. The items here are unique, yes the price but so what its the Real Madrid FC.
The store at calle carmen thebuilding is under renovation but the store is fully open from Mondays through Saturdays from 10h to 21h, and Sunday from 10h to 19h
What to buy: Real Madrid ,the house!!!
What to pay: the official price for official stuff
If you are by the Prado then why not the best of souvenirs from Madrid; at Objetos Toledanos or Toledan objects all from Toledo at the best traditions of Spain. open from 10h to 20h workdays and saturdays.
the inmersion into the Spanish world, starts here, all around is the traditions of Spain. A gift that will greatly compliment your visit to the city.And will make you come back ::::::)
What to buy: for a souvenir to last several years, a sword, a flamenco dolls,a figurines,
two webpages of info, one for the swords,and military gadgets and another for the dolls, puppets, souvenirs misc etc.
What to pay: best for a souvenir price has no matter.
What to buy: A very nice souvenir for special lady friends. They used to be called manton de manila ( manila shawl) and were done in silk in manila. now there are still some produced in spain but most are more mass produced. Still very nice and can be rather expensive. My mother found some antique mantones in the weekend market in madrid.
The shawl is still worn and looks very elegant. I saw a wedding party in Cordoba and the bride wore a gorgeous manton with her wedding dress. You will see it worn by women going to church or to a more dressy occasion
the manton is larger and more fancy, the mantilla is smaller and cheaper. Both are lovely.
What to pay: at least 20 euro for a cheap one. Expect to pay much more for the silk ones or ones with real nice embroidery. price also varies by size.
We were taken there by our tour guide.
This is a fashionable shop and therefore the prices are high. Among the stuff you find are: fans, hats, candles, soap, naturist products and spanish craft, some of them are handmade. You also find stuff from other countries and cultures such as Asia.
It has a souvenir section where you find all kind of stuff to take home from magnets, pencils, Real Madrid and Barcelona's soccer teams memorabilia, postcards and jewlery. I bought a pair or earrings for 12€ so, take out your calculators and make counts. By the way, we were entertained by a flamenco dancer who welcomed us at the pure Spanish style :)
What to buy: Liquor called Quitapenas and souvenirs.
What to pay: This shop is expensive, but you can find nice stuff
Named after the famous book "Fortunata y Jacinta" by Benito Perez Galdos which is one of the reference points of Spanish literature. The book takes place in the areas around the Plaza Mayor in the end of the 19th century.
This little shop is dedicated to Madrid, its got interesting plates, magnets etc decorated with the tiles of Madrid's streets. There are lots of books as well (most in Spanish) that are dedicated to stories of Madrid, novels which take place here and history books. A great little shop to get a unique gift from Madrid.
What to buy: Books about Madrid, tiles, ceramic plates and mugs decorated with street names, phrases from Don Quixote, and turn of the century advertisements.
Usually, I am not a big fun of souvenirs shops , but this one is worth it cause its more quality from all the rest.
It has more style, and its more design , so if you want to buy some original staff for yourself, or just as a gifts, stay in the Plaza Mayor .
The traditional crafts of Spain are evident in the flamenco wear on display in the form of shawls, fans and lace mantillas. There are also much in the way of leatherware (shoes, bags to be found as well as traditional and decorative ceramics. Around the tourist spots you will always find souvenir vendors.
"My friend went to Madrid and all he brought me was this lousy T-shirt" Remember those? You probably saw them in every country and city you visited. There's a perfect solution to it, in Madrid. Kukuxumusu started as a t-shirt street art for the beer money purposes and very fast became famous and popular. They have some funny, interesting, and unique designs and will make your gift very special. Although popular for it's T-shirts some accessories like bags, umbrellas, hats, towels, and magnets, so if you're looking for a unique souvenir from Spain this store is highly recommended.
In case you're not planning to get to Spain in the near future but still got interested in Kukuxumusu products you can always shop online
My mother and I wandered all around Madrid and saw postcards were 0,30 euros pretty much everywhere - except at Sol Souvenirs, where they were 0,15 euros each. So for cheap postcards, this is the place!
This is tipical spanish sweets. This is with fruits, allmonds, nugat, chocolate... It`s very sweet.
turron de almendra duro
turron de almendra blando
turron yema tostada
turron nat nueces
turron mazapan frutas
turron chocolate con guindas al licor
tarta e almedras
turron trufado mousse de chocolate
turron praline de crema catalan con barquilloturron trufado con tiramisu
and many more
What to buy: This can be a good souvenir from Spain for friends or family.
What to pay: The price is about 5 Euro for 200 gramm.
The best time and variety to buy souveniers is when i go on tour anf there is several shops that offer lots of different items big and small...cheap or more expensive...but never go without them back home!
Shops of souvenirs are locating near the Plaza Mayor. There you can find handwork’s laces, stitch crafts, punkahs (Almo – Raima). Ceramics, leather and bijouterie you can buy in “Arco – de - Cucilieros”. In Eurtas and Lavapies regions, there are many shops with traditional ceramics. One of the best shops of modern design is “La Oca” where you can buy original goods for house.
The locals make this type of stores very special, their culture is so well represented that you got to buy.
What to buy: I found that souvenirs in general were a good buy, also items made of leather, e.g. shoes, jackets, purses, etc.
What to pay: The Euro has made it more expensive, so I will say quite a bit.
You can find interesting things at the Museo del Prado (and other museums) gift shops: books, posters, cups, mouse pads, T-shirts, umbrellas... everything with artistic designs.
En las tiendas de regalos del Museo del Prado (y otros museos) puedes encontrar objetos interesantes: libros, posters, tazas, alfombrillas para el ratón, camisetas, paraguas... todo ello con motivos artísticos.