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If you are looking for a beautiful old shop then come here. They specialise in violet candies and sell many gift boxes as well as chocolates and other goods. Personally I go for the small boxes of violet sweets at 2 € each - beautifully...More
We were taken to this shop by our friends who live in Madrid, and it’s a charming little place with novelty gifts to take to home friends and family. I highly recommend the tiny hard candies and wish I’d known how much people would love...More
Located at the Plaza de Canalejas, this is a very small shop full of violet candy. These sweets used to be very famous, as they were a common gift for children on their birthdays or for other social events. Violets are a traditional sweet in...More
La Violeta has been open since 1915 and all they sell is Violet Candies! I happen to like violet candies, but they are definitely not for everyone. Also, as a fair warning, the shop is VERY small so I wouldn't recommend having a group of...More
When I came to Madrid in August this place was closed so I was pleased to be able to stock up on their violet sweets which are very reasonably priced at just 2 Euro for a beautiful gift box. I also bought some chocolates for...More
As far as I am concerned this is not a nice part of Madrid in that most of the shops and cafes seem to exist to rip tourists off however this is one of a few shops that have an original wooden frontage and take...More
I grew up having these candies. They were a real treat when my dad went to Madrid from our home town of Valencia. He always brought a tin for my mom and we (the kids) would sneak a few from her. Now, I live in...More
I tasted one at the shop, it was nice and soft taste of violet. Some people may feel it's not strong enough to feel the flower, but at the same time, some other people don't like strong floral taste. Price is reasonable for give-away to...More
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.