This tip has been suggested by our Spanish Explorer: Maria Gil Ortega
Without any doubt, Madrid’s Letter District is an obliged stop-over if you are visiting the city. It is ubicated in the artistic centre, near Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and offers a tour through local merchants, art galleries, libraries, music and collection shops. Going out in the morning means to benefit from the quiet and couloured cafès, and of course of its delicious gastronomy. Music is another distinguishing element, and there are many pubs that offer live jazz music (Cafè Central, Populart, La Fidula) or the ever popular, Tablao Flamenco del Cardamomo.
The district takes its name from the famous writers that went through there in the XVI and XVII Century, including Miguel Cerventes, Lope de Vega, Francisco de Queued and Luis de Gòngora. They inspired the Venezuelan architect and publisher Alejo Ruocco to go ahead with his project: La Pizzateca… an Italian restaurant combined with a library!
Photo credit: Maria Gill Ortega
It is a friendly and charming place, where you can try a big variety of pizza…and books! This, in a warm place that contributes to relaxation and making you happy. If you prefer, you can order take away food. Or, if you want to eat there, a great tip is to choose the Menu de las Letras (1 piece of pizza and a book for only 5 Euro / $6 USD).
Frequently, you will see art exhibitions, live music, jazz or soul and a big dose of literature and good quality food. La Pizzateca, is therefore the best place to connect any kind of passion you have with food and literature!