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Violet Candies are the only thing

La Violeta has been open since 1915 and all they sell is Violet Candies! I happen to like violet... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Justin A
Wilmington, North Carolina
Great and cheap candies

If you are looking for a beautiful old shop then come here. They specialise in violet candies and... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
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2 Feb 2018
“Violet Candies are the only thing”
13 Jul 2018
“Great and cheap candies”
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Plaza Canalejas 6, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 22 55 22
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Mimishan
Reviewed 10 May 2018

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

4  Thank Travelled_AS
Reviewed 2 February 2018

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

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 29 September 2017

If you like violet sweets, this is a great shop, very traditional shop front, curved glass , it only sells violet sweets but there is a variety of packages, sizes to buy.

1  Thank Kath Y
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Came here especially to buy presents however the place is closed for the whole of August so left disappointed!

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

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

2  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank mama3awesomekids
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

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

1  Thank abecs
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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
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