A cup of coffee brimming with history

Category: Shopping January 18, 2022

Cafés La Mexicana (© Álvaro López del Cerro)

It all began over a century ago in a small shop on Calle de Preciados. To this day, the aroma of fine coffee still fills this same street. Cafés La Mexicana forms part of life in Madrid, the city also home to its roasting plant. Here coffee beans are roasted every day of the year, ensuring quality and tradition in every cup.

Cloaked in tradition Category: Shopping
December 28, 2021

No winter will ever be as cold with a Casa Seseña cape draped over our shoulders. To this day, this Madrid-based century-old tailor continues to handcraft these exquisite garments worn by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Luis Buñuel and Bruce Springsteen. This is a story we’ll be telling for years to come.

Centurys-old Patisseries Category: Food & Drink, Shopping
December 21, 2021

Their eating areas and display cases have seen a veritable parade of literary greats, figures from our city’s history who were captivated by their wonderful smells and tastes. Just as they did back then, these establishments with over a century of history still put a smile on our faces, especially at Christmas when they become […]

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November 2, 2021

Leather tanning is one of the oldest trades still practised in Madrid. Today the city is home to many an artisan who works with leather using age-old techniques to create handbags, rucksacks, wallets, and more. In these workshops and studios, you will find products brimming with passion, small works of art of which no two […]

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October 7, 2021

Back in the day, Madrid was home to guilds for artisan weavers and basket makers who worked with natural fibres. Today we can find craftsmen, some of whom come from historical Madrid-born families, who share this passion for former trades in these current times.