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El Arco Artesania

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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 21 July 2018
nancypH6606EN
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DELRAY BEACH, United States
Beautiful Spanish made items

This store is wonderful with a gorgeous selection of quality handmade Spanish jewelry, scarves... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Sweetgrass2003
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Charleston, South Carolina
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21 Jul 2018
“If you love fine handicrafts, this is the place”
15 Mar 2018
“Beautiful Spanish made items”
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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 21 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

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Reviewed 15 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...

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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

1  Thank Gary F
Reviewed 11 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

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 4 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!

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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

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 6 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

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 9 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

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.

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Reviewed 20 April 2015

I like genuine arts & crafts items for trip mementos and found this little gem while researching for our trip. We had only a few days in Madrid (June 2013) and planned to visit Plaza Major anyway, so El Arco Artesania solved my gift shopping...More

1  Thank NativeHabitat
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