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    Tienda del Museo: Museo del Prado

    by andal13 Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    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.

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    Souvenirs: Souvenirs and interior things

    by LanaFromRiga Written Dec 20, 2004

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    Souveniers in Madrid

    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.

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    Souvenirs: Kukuxumusu

    by Nathalie_B Written Jan 4, 2007

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    "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

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    Romero Díaz: looking for jewlery and local craft?

    by cinthya_in_victoria Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ol��!!

    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

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    Souvenirs: Turron praline

    by evona Written Jan 18, 2006

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    turron praline con frutas rojas y soja

    This is tipical spanish sweets. This is with fruits, allmonds, nugat, chocolate... It`s very sweet.
    There are:
    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.

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    Souvenirs: Manton

    by GentleSpirit Updated Aug 27, 2011

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    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.

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    Souvenirs: DONT EVER GO HOME WITHOUT SOUVENIERS!

    by ROCKARIA Written Feb 26, 2005

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    Souvenior shops are plenty

    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!

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    Sol Souvenirs: My favorite souvenirs shop

    by Quartzy Written Jul 31, 2006

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    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!

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    Fortunata - La Tienda de Madrid: Todo sobre Madrid

    by Lorro Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    Souvenirs: Plenty of Souvenirs

    by Enamorada Written Jun 10, 2004

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    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.

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    Various: Guitar Shops

    by acemj Updated Dec 17, 2002

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    What a great gift a Spanish guitar would make for someone back home! There are a couple really great shops in the city. Jose Ramirez is on Concepcion Jeronimo 2 and has a museum of guitars right inside the store. You might also try Real Musica on Carlos III, 1.

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    by VictoriaM. Written Dec 17, 2002

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    U.S. citizens are entitled to a US $400 duty-free exemption after being away for 48 hours. Your allowance may include one quart of liquor per adult. In addition to your exemption, you have the privilege of mailing gift parcels to friends and relatives limited to US $50 per day.

    The shopping in Spain is outstanding, with leather goods, ceramics, Lladro sculpture, linens, brass, and copper. Business hours are Mon-Sat 9:30 am-1:30 pm and 4:30-7:30 pm. Most stores close for a siesta during early to mid-afternoon. In Spain, shoppers may feel comfortable bargaining with street vendors, but in shops and boutiques it would not be appropriate. While most stores accept credit cards, some will only accept cash.

    The government requires that a 6-percent Value Added Tax be charged to consumer products. Tourists may obtain a partial refund from stores that participate in the Europe Tax-Free Shopping program. Visitors obtain cash refunds at the airport upon departure. Ask the store manager for the proper documentation when you make a purchase.

    What to buy: HANDICRAFTS

    Pottery and ceramics are popular in the Andalusia area where ceramic tiles from Toledo, Seville, and Granada have earned well-deserved fame ever since the middle ages. Other materials, such as glass or wood, also make unique products to collect while traveling in Spain. Collectors consider glassware from Madrid and Granada to be great finds. Handcarved woodwork and furniture rank among Spain’s most outstanding products. In Toledo, look for the age-old art of damascene (metal inlaid with gold thread) and products of steel. Toledo’s industry perfected the craft of producing weapons such as swords and knives.

    LEATHER

    A product of international prestige is tooled leather or cordovan, sometimes gilded to enhance its beauty. Leather apparel to look for includes shoes, bags, briefcases, and accessories. Andalusia is one of the primary regions specializing in this trade.

    WINE

    The Romans influenced Spain’s claim as one of the world’s leading producers of wine with more than 60 different wine-making districts. One of special mention is wine from Rioja, which on the merit of its bouquet, taste, and body, has won international acclaim. Sherry (vino de Jerez) is a fortified Andalusian wine that also enjoys great international prestige.

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    Souvenirs: Local Crafts

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 28, 2009

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    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.

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    Souvenirs: El Arco Artesania

    by Danalia Updated Feb 5, 2011

    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 .

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    Objetos Toledanos: the best of souvenirs from Madrid

    by gwened Written Feb 24, 2013
    Objetos Toledanos,gifts and weaponry

    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.
    http://www.artetoledano.com/catalogo/index.php
    souvenirs
    http://www.armasmedievales.com/catalogo/index.php
    weaponry

    What to pay: best for a souvenir price has no matter.

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  • Apr 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    I bought some shirts at the Real Madrid Official Store on del Carmen street and applied for tax-free at the store and sent the form in by mail at the CDG airport in Paris after getting it stamped before leaving the EU in Feb. However, it has been 2 months since then, and I still haven't received my refund. Where can I contact to find out about this tax-refund? I could not find any information on the offical Real Madrid site...please let me know. Thank you.

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