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Lola Fonseca

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Address: Calle Cervantes 20 | Enfrente de la Casa Museo de Lope de Vega, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 913 69 15 43
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Description: Workshop and retail shop of hand painted scarves and other fashion...
Workshop and retail shop of hand painted scarves and other fashion accessories
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Highlight of my visit!

Lola is a great artist and her silk painting is evidence of this. These are friendly, earnest artisans and it definitely worth the trip to find her workshop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lola is a great artist and her silk painting is evidence of this. These are friendly, earnest artisans and it definitely worth the trip to find her workshop.

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Great Neck
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Walking thru a favorite neighborhood of Madrid, we came upon Lola Fonseca, the most exquisite shop selling one of a kind hand painted silks - scarves of all sizes, shawls, jackets, dresses. We were welcomed by the owner/artists, a gentle, welcoming, creative, very sweet young man and his very lovely, charming mom Lola, both of whom create each dazzling piece... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

All the reviews are correct, Lola is a gem and her workmanship is exquisite. Only disappointment was she ripped part of my bill in half that I needed for VAT refund. I'd think she would have known to give me the whole thing. I bought two lovely scarves but lost an 18 Euro refund! Enjoy her work, but get your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had a browse in this shop.The owner is very helpful and there was absolutely no pressure to buy. Ended up buying a lovely hand painted scarf for about 40 euro.From memory that was about the cheapest. A great souvenir of my trip to Madrid.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

After doing a little research on boutiques and stores I needed to visit during my trip to Madrid, I was determined to go to Lola Fonseca. This workshop is absolutely beautiful, the atmosphere is inviting, and the owners are an absolute joy.They encourage customers to interact with each piece and to take your time. I ended up purchasing two scarves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went very late in the day, about 1/2 hour before closing time. Still got excellent, unhurried, very customized service. Although I would have loved to buy everything I saw and tried on, I settled for a beautiful, small shawl. The cost was about 180 euros (including a 22 euro IVA that I will get back) It is located on a... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited this beautiful workshop/shop today and purchased the most exquisite hand painted silk scarf. Lola's husband is a charming man and their dog ( who features on their website) is just adorable....an unforgettable shopping experience....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Well, how great is it to walk past a shop and notice a man and woman hand-painting scarves in their studio? The scarves are expensive; some less than others, but each one is so unique. It is very hard to decide which one to buy, because you will want to buy one of the most beautiful scarves you have ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lola is amazingly talented creating beautiful scarves that make a perfect memento of Madrid. The shop is cute and intimate; touching and trying on encouraged. She wants to improve her English so speak slowly.

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lolafo, Propietario at Lola Fonseca, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie: Thank you very much for your comment, and also for the recommendation to future customers about my English. Very kind of you. Best regards, Lola More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a must have memento of Spain & a fashion statement so if you are in Madrid and anywhere near the Prado you have to go see Lola & her beautiful scarves that are truly works of art. My husband bought me a black & gold scarf that will look stunning with many of my clothes. I will wear... More 

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lolafo, Propietario at Lola Fonseca, responded to this review

¡Thank you so much for your comment, Brooke! Best regards, Lola More 

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Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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