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arobmadrid Dec 13, 2010 12:21 AM

A quick tip for anyone visiting Madrid over Christmas, and wanting to purchase the typical sweets eaten at this time of year. Casa Mira, which is in Carrera de San Jerónimo nº 34, is famous for quality, and very near Sol; be prepared to queue! Another place I recommend is the Antigua Pasteleria del Pozo, in Calle del Pozo, 8. It's a tiny little street, again very near to Sol. They do delicious marzapan, suizos, epanadas, pastelitos...well worth a visit.

 
 
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    trvlcrzy Dec 13, 2010 07:47 PM

    Love Pasteleria del Pozo...pinones, yes!

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      neel2004 Dec 13, 2010 01:25 AM

      I spent a semester 3 years ago studying in Salamanca, and I've missed turrones at Christmastime since.

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      1. re: neel2004
        Parigi Dec 13, 2010 04:56 AM

        Me 3, am a Turron fan, and normally I don't even like sweets.

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          JuanDoe Dec 13, 2010 11:59 AM

          More Christmas sweets: Roscones de Reyes
          http://rarurl.com/pUgEX

          La Duquesita at Calle Fernando VI, 2. Roscones and sonocuscos (sponge cakes).
          http://rarurl.com/vhuoR

          Horno San Onofre at Calle San Onofre 3. Roscones y milhojas.
          http://rarurl.com/Skc4R

          El Riojano at Calle Mayor 10. Roscones and tocino de cielo.
          http://rarurl.com/srhqGN

          1. re: JuanDoe
            arobmadrid Dec 13, 2010 01:41 PM

            Juan Doe: they have piononos at Pozo too - mmmm

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          Quimbombo Dec 27, 2010 04:46 PM

          If you're stateside some turrones are availabe thru La Tienda for the Holidays.

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          http://www.tienda.com/index.html

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