By candlelight

Category: Shopping March 29, 2021

Cerería Ortega (© Álvaro López del Cerro)

Although this year the streets of Madrid will not host the city’s annual Easter processions, the Cerería Ortega is still open for business. Steeped in one hundred years of history, this family-run candlemakers is the only shop in the city to sell candles handcrafted using the traditional methods of bygone times. Filled with great passion, José Manuel and Silvia keep alive a trade that today is almost inexistent.