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El Arco Artesania

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My go-to store for gifts

I've been traveling to Madrid for years. Several trips ago when visiting Plaza Mayor, I discovered... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
BobbyDK
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Great Neck
If you love fine handicrafts, this is the place

I'm not big on souvenirs but I do like to pick up something special that will remind me of where... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
nancypH6606EN
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DELRAY BEACH, United States
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4 Oct 2018
“My go-to store for gifts”
21 Jul 2018
“If you love fine handicrafts, this is the place”
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Different spanish crafts in El Arco de Cuchilleros, Plaza Mayor, Madrid.
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Plaza Mayor 9, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

I've been traveling to Madrid for years. Several trips ago when visiting Plaza Mayor, I discovered the charming shop El Arco Artesania, and have been stopping by ever since. Located in a corner of Plaza Mayor, Plaza Mayor 9 de Madrid, each time I visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BobbyDK
Reviewed 22 July 2018

I'm not big on souvenirs but I do like to pick up something special that will remind me of where I've been. El Arco Artesania is just such a place. It has gorgeous glass items, fun papier mache sculptures, beautiful scarves and a lot more....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank nancypH6606EN
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This store is wonderful with a gorgeous selection of quality handmade Spanish jewelry, scarves, ceramics and art. The staff is very kind and helpful. Each of my purchases was beautifully wrapped and ready to travel. It is tucked away in the corner...

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sweetgrass2003
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We echo the comments of others. This is a great little store conveniently located on the Plaza Mayor. They offer a very nice range of locally made crafts of all types. The staff is friendly and helpful, and they are able to ship goods to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank M9736EYgaryf
Reviewed 12 May 2016

If you are looking for presents or something to remind yourself of Spain this is a great place to shop. Beautiful ceramics, glass and lots more. And if you are buying a present the wrapping is great. Very hard to choose as so many nice...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Lynn B
Fernando B, Gerente at El Arco Artesania, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2016
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¡Muchas gracias! Nos encanta que volváis a visitarnos. Durante 25 años hemos hecho muchos amigos así. Un abrazo. El Arco...More

Reviewed 5 May 2016

Best shopping in Madrid! Original art, jewelry, and gifts all made by Spanish artists. The staff is lovely and very helpful. The shop is as good or better than a museum book/gift shop!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank NICKnb11
Fernando B, Gerente at El Arco Artesania, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2016
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¡Muchas gracias! En un museo no se encuentras piezas de artesanía tan bonitas. ;-) Un abrazo. El Arco Artesanía.

Reviewed 11 April 2016

If you arrive on Plaza Mayor, don't forget to pay a visit to this shop, with its very large variety of goods.More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Joop V
Fernando B, Gerente at El Arco Artesania, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2016
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¡Muchas gracias! Eso es, estamos en el Arco de Cuchilleros, la entrada más bonita de la Plaza Mayor. ¡Os esperamos!...More

Reviewed 7 March 2016

This shop is the real deal with fabulous ceramics, silk fans etc. A must for all crafty types who want a little something different to remind them of their trip. I am in love with this shop and the great news is that they will...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank WoobyBird
Fernando B, Gerente at El Arco Artesania, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2016
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¡Muchas gracias! Nos está costando un poco estar en Internet, pero en estas navidades esperamos disponer de un escaparate para...More

Reviewed 10 October 2015

We fell upon this store late one night and from peering in the window of the door decided I had to return. I bought most of my gifts for people at home at this store. Mind you, it is not the souvenir store you see...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Carmen S
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We came here based on some recommendations from TA to find quality souvenirs. We did find one thing that we liked that was within our price range. Most of the stuff was pretty expensive.

Date of experience: June 2015
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side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
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