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Discovering Madrid landmarks: Conde Duque

By | 22 May, 2020 | 0 comments

Conde Duque isn’t actually a neighbourhood in its own right, but this area of Madrid between Malasaña and Chamberí provides all of its visitors with a wide range of cultural and gastronomic delights for you to try as you begin to enjoy the Spanish capital to the full.

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The Centro Cultural Conde Duque

The epicentre of the area is the Centro Cultural Conde Duque, one of the most important in the city. An open space dedicated to artistic creation and investigation, promoting the presence of local, national and international artists. Its schedule includes a wide and interesting assortment comprising dance, theatre, music, conferences and various workshops. Plus, in summer you can have a drink in its central courtyard or enjoy an evening of open-air cinema.

Gastronomy from different countries

In this area you can also find a wide variety of restaurants offering gastronomy from different parts of the globe. Taste the best Peruvian cuisine at Tiradito, a restaurant that brings together flavours from Peru’s mountains, coasts and rainforests. You can find well-known dishes like ceviche or other, less famous treats like quinoto and rocoto. Why not also enjoy a delicious cocktail? A mix of fruits, spices, tree barks, leaves from different parts of Peru and, of course, the traditional Peruvian liquor pisco.

From Peru we head on to Mexico, specifically to La Taquería de Birra. This restaurant, which already has two locations in Madrid, was born in a trip two friends made to Mexico, from which they brought back all the tools they needed to create tacos, including the traditional pestle and mortar, skillet, and tortilla press. Naturally it’s tapas on the menu – don’t miss classics like the taco pastor, the cochinita pibil or the poblanos. the jewel in the crown made with a delectable mix of cheese, poblano chilies and a magic touch. If you want to know exactly what it is, you’ll have to find out for yourself.

An afternoon shopping

If you take a stroll around Conde Duque you’ll notice that here there are no huge shop floors and certainly no chains or franchises. Instead, you’ll find small establishments that are full of their own personality. Highlights include La compañía polar for men’s fashion, or Maggie for women’s clothing. Another highlight is the shop Juguetrónica, a toy shop with over 1100 square metres of innovative and original gifts. It’s also home to The Robot Museum, with all sorts of different robots big and small.

If you want to know more about this area of Madrid, don’t miss out on the fantastic offers that we’ve got in store for you. 

*Image taken from the Instagram profile of @condeduquemad

Categories: Cultura Madrid

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