Best gifts form Madrid
You’re surely one of those people that has received as a gift the typical shirt that says something like ‘I was in X (insert here the name of the city) and I only bought this stupid shirt for you’. So this doesn’t happen with your loved ones during your visit to Madrid, today we would like to give you the first part of a series of ideas of original souvenirs or characteristic products to buy for friends and family during your stay in the Spanish capital. In this first part, we would like to show you the culinary and good food side.
Food in Madrid
When visiting a city, we sometimes leave for the end the purchase of gifts for our loved ones, and end up taking them something neither characteristic nor has any value. We hope these recommendations can help you out to avoid that situation.
Typical drinks of Madrid
Madrid is a place with a with a wide variety of gastronomic products that you can give as a gift if that person you’re thinking of likes good food and good wine. Any of the wines with Madrid’s Certificate of Origin are a great option. Rosés, white, red with or without aging… 45 cellars produce wines with D.O. Madrid.
Another great option for the hop enthusiasts is a sample of some of the many artisanal beers that are made in Madrid. Try out the microbrewery La Cibeles. If you’re planning on visiting Chinchón, don’t forget to buy a bottle of its famous anisette, one of the most known digestive liquors of the Autonomous Community.
Moving away from the alcoholic side, good food lovers also have amazing choices. From the typical pastries of Madrid (turron, San Isidro’s ring-shaped pastries, or the famous violet candies) to the region’s cheeses, such as the Campo Real ones.
In the cold meat chapter (embutido), in Spain there’s such a wide variety that instead of recommending products like Spanish Ham or chorizo, we will tell you some places to take a pick. We suggest you go to Mercado San Miguel, Mantequería Alemana or Mercado de la Paz.