The Tastes & Aroma of Madrid

Visit these three unusual and sophisticated shopping experiences in Madrid, with our LUXOS guide.

by Michelle Szabo

Cacao Sampaka


Madrid is a city of chocoholics. After all, if you didn’t know already, the history of chocolate began in Spain back in the 16th century. Now fast forward hundreds of years later and you’ll find one of the most exquisite chocolate shops in the city. From artistic creations that (almost) look too good to eat to purist-pleasant fair-trade dark chocolate, Cacao Sampaka oozes tempting cocoa from every corner and has something for everyone. Make sure you take a bar home because you’ll walk away knowing you’re clutching a piece of chocolate dark art.

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Sana Locura Gluten Free Bakery

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Located in the Salamanca district of Madrid, Sana Locura is an artisan bakery offers a new concept not only for celiacs but also for people who opt for a healthy lifestyle without wanting to give up flavour. Offering a selection of sweet and savoury treats, all without gluten and 95% of their products also lactose-free, all the ingredients used have a high content of essential nutrients and antioxidants.

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Le Secret Du Marais

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Born 10 years ago as a unique and new concept in Spain, you will discover the most exclusive and innovate fragrances and skin care products at Le Secret du Marais that are a sweeping success in cities like New York, London, Milan, Tokyo or Paris. It takes its name from the Bohemian and avant-garde neighbourhood of Paris Le Marais, a place where the founders of this exclusive perfumery met for the first time.

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