The Artisan’s Guide to Madrid by Ana Lamata

Milliner, silk florist and contemporary art historian, Ana Lama, has opened her Madrid address book to give an insight into the art, beautiful things and delicacies to take home.



One of the most special places in Madrid. A space shared by Kavita Parmar, who makes fabulous garments, and Bea and Águeda, who restore beautiful furniture. You can also find there Ana Belén’s botanical installations and terrariums, Alicia’s paintings, Belén’s jewellery and my hats. There are always things happening, from courses to talks to the best parties.


Pez tienda

Another unforgettable shop beautifully curated by Bea. Clothing, jewellery, home decoration.


Tipos infames

A most special book shop, owned by some friends, where you can sit and read with a coffee or a glass of wine the book you just bought. They host talks and presentations.


Black Pepper and Co.

The best spice’s shop in Madrid. Owned by Luis, who knows everything about chilies and who also gives great courses on fermenting things like kimchi or kombucha.


Obrador San Francisco

The best bakery in Madrid. Real sourdough. You will blame me because you would like to eat everything.

Nommad Café

Best sandwiches, salads and anything for a quick and not so quick bite. A great place for brunch on a Saturday in front of the beautiful Retiro Park.


The Prado Museum

One of the best painting galleries in the world. With masterpieces by Bosch, Van Der Weyden, Rubens, Tiziano, Velázquez, El Greco or Goya.

I could go on forever: La Venencia for “manzanilla”, Casa Labra for “croquetas”