1. El Brabantino
El Brabantino is a store that sells a broad range of leading Spanish wines, and holds wine tasting sessions to help you choose the right one. You can even book package tours of wine-tasting routes.
2. La cuesta de Moyano
La cuesta de Moyano (The Hill of Moyano) is a long-established, well-known bookstore. Variety ranges from rare second-hand books to out-of-print books here, so if you are a bookworm, this store is perfect.
3. Ocho y Medio Libros de Cine
Ocho y Medio Libros de Cine is the bookstore for movie buffs, focusing on works with cinematic themes. Courses on the subject are also available. Most importantly, feel free to browse or read while enjoying a coffee on the terrace.
4. El Rastro Market
El Rastro Market is where the locals go on Sundays and national holidays to buy antiques, second-hand clothing, and rare items. It runs along Rivera de Curtidores Street. Remember to go treasure hunting!
In the capital, you can find several typical markets that sell Spanish food products, some of which have been remodelled – like, for example, the ***San Miguel Market*** Plaza de San Miguel Square. Tuesdays-Sundays: 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon or the San Antón Market. Augusto Figueroa, 24B. Daily: 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon); others remain true to their essence, such as the La Paz Market Ayala, 28. Mondays-Saturdays: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM or the ***La Cebada Market*** Plaza de la Cebada. Daily: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM. In these markets, you can buy first-class produce and enjoy the bars.