If you are looking for some great artesanal christmas gift ideas no better place can be found than the Arts and Crafts Market on Paseo de Recoletos.
In fact so successful has this been that this is its 36th year and has grown considerably to over 130 stalls.
Today it is the leading arts and crafts fair for showcasing the best artesanal offerings from the Madrid region.
The fair will be going all month until the 30th December on Paseo de Recoletos (between Plaza de Colón and Plaza de Cibeles) and is open all day until 10pm.
Organised every year by the Madrid Association of Artisan Trades (AMOA), the annual fair is a go-to place for anyone looking for original seasonal gifts.
The majority of the stalls represent workshops from the Region of Madrid, although there are also artisans from other parts of Spain. Thanks to their outstanding and unique work, the fair has become a must for people interested in local craftwork.
Participants in the fair include ceramists, potters, jewellers, leatherworkers, engravers, goldsmiths, fabric decorators, hat makers, toy makers, and artistic glassmakers.