Madrid is the second most visited city in Spain. In 2019 (before the COVID hit Spain) 7.6 million tourists visited our vibrant and beautiful city. Almost all of them, have to face the following question. What could be a good gift from Madrid? Below you will find some suggestions on gift ideas from Madrid so you don’t fall into tacky touristy souvenirs.
Below, we have chosen some of the best gifts ideas when visiting Madrid:
Bring home some of the delicious traditional Spanish cuisine with a paella kit, Spanish jamón packs, Spanish Chorizo or if you come to Madrid in Autumn or Winter, we recommend you some of the traditional Spanish Christmas sweets (mazapán, turrón, polvorones etc.)!
TOP Idea: Make it extra special by buying it in traditional butcher shops or little corner shops in Madrid!
Madrid fills up with docens of Leather stores where you can buy Spanish artisanal products such as: leather wallets, belts, bags, shoes, and so much more! Probably the best gift idea from Madrid if you are into fashion.
Sadly taking home a suitcase filled with calamari and Ensaladilla Rusa just isn’t feasible. Luckily a good Spanish cookbook could be the answer to your problem! Timetravel back to Madrid by cooking up some of your favorite dishes: “Do you remember that time we had this in La Latina…mmmmmm”. It is also a great opportunity to revise that Spanish food vocabulary!
Madrid is world famous for its incredible art scene, with over 60 fascinating museums- such as Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, and Museo Reina Sofía, just to name a few.
This beautiful city has inspired crowds of street artists to take to the streets and sell their work at a fantastic price! Is there anything more special than a hand-drawn view of Madrid?
TOP Idea: Try the oldest market of Madrid: the Rastro! Founded in 1740 it opens on Sundays and national holidays all year round in La Ribera de Curtidores (Barrio Lavapiés)
The best gift you can ever give is new knowledge and the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience: so why not give the gift of an Spanish language course online course? We have a huge variety of flexible online courses, suitable for everyone, and it’s a gift guaranteed to bring joy! If now you cannot come to Madrid due to the current COVID situation, we can bring Madrid and the Spanish straight to your home!
We hope you enjoyed our Top 5 gift ideas and you shall share with your love ones the wonders of our beautiful city. 🙂