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Best place to buy Saffron in Madrid

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DolceFarNiente May 16, 2012 09:18 AM

I am overnighting in Madrid in a few weeks and wanted to try and buy some saffron. Can anyone recommend a great place to get it in the city that has good prices. I am looking for authenic La Mancha saffron. I know it's available at Cortes Inglese as I have bought it there before but not sure if their prices are good or not. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    SC425 RE: DolceFarNiente Jun 13, 2012 11:01 AM

    Hope this isn't too late - Try the Mercado de San Miguel (Market of San Miguel). You can get all sorts of groceries and there's a fabulous wine bar.

    It's located next to the Plaza Mayor. You can easily google it to find a map or ask someone as most locals are very familiar with it.

    http://www.mercadodesanmiguel.es/

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      DolceFarNiente RE: SC425 Jun 13, 2012 02:52 PM

      Thanks for getting back to me!! I just got back from the trip :) As it turned out we were delayed getting into taldrid whcic didn;t leave us enough time to go into the city so we just remained at the airport hotle and I ended up buying small bottles of it in the Duty Free - which turned out to be fairly reasonable. 6.90 Euros a gram

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      Titoo RE: DolceFarNiente Jun 25, 2012 03:51 PM

      Last week we came back from Madrid. We found a very old shop, since 1837, that is famous for its spanish saffron. They sell it for a good price in boxes up to 40 gr. They just opened a online shop becuase its 175 anniversary. Guauuuuuu!!!!!
      Www.bartolomegourmet.com
      They are beetween Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor. Exactly in calle Sal. Very small street next to the Plaza Mayor.
      Tito.

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