Lola Fonseca
Speciality & Gift Shops
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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This store specializes in original hand-painted clothing and accessories that look like art pieces. Customers love the unique designs, with the silk scarves being one of the most popular items.
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Antón Martín • 4 min walk
  • Sevilla • 6 min walk
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DonLuis92
New London, CT74 contributions
Couples
As others have noted, this is a very small shop in the historic & atmospheric "Barrio de las letras" (or Huertas) district. Found in my online research for my mom's and my trip to Madrid (March 2018) and decided we would have to visit, as we love small artisan stores, especially if the products are made on site. Since we'd booked a guided tour of the Lope de Vega House Museum just across the street, we decided to visit right after that visit, which ended around 5:30 pm on a Friday. The scarves looked lovely through the window and were even lovelier up close, and touching and trying them on were encouraged! The wonderful owner/artist was at work painting on silk when we entered, he welcomed us warmly and told us to feel free to ask questions as we browsed (in Spanish, which I understand, but he did so in English to other customers who came in after us when it became apparent they didn't understand Spanish). As noted, the scarves aren't cheap, but with the high quality of the materials and high level of craftsmanship and artistry, they shouldn't be, but we didn't think they were priced in appropriately. My mom ended up selecting two decent-sized scarves, and I believe one cost around 50 euros and the other around 85. (They're absolutely stunning, and she's already worn one and received loads of compliments.) Large shawls are of course much pricier, but they're absolutely gorgeous. When the owner wrapped the scarves (very carefully), he sketched a decorative design on the box and signed it! All in all, an unforgettable shopping experience, and a pleasure to support this fine artist and gentleman. ¡Muchas gracias!
Written April 6, 2018
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Thank you very much for your appreciations and your nice words
Written April 9, 2018
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Jane and John J
Williamsburg, VA71 contributions
Couples
This is a small boutique that sells gorgeous, hand-painted scarves. We have bought gifts for family here and recommend it highly. The shop owner speaks English and will describe the artistry behind each scarf. Each item is unique and lovely.
Written December 28, 2016
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pasigmond
Bainbridge Island, WA33 contributions
Couples
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 seen.
Written June 30, 2014
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LeahRachel
New York City43 contributions
Couples
Some of the bigger painted silk pieces here are works of art that could be in a museum. I am still thinking about them. The mother and son artist team are lovely people, and buying a scarf here was the perfect memento for the beauty seen on a trip to Spain and the friendly, kind people we met there. I highly recommend stopping here just to see these unique hand-made scarves---and to buy something special for yourself or someone you care about. I love the one I bought even more now that I am at home. Thank you to Lola and her son.
Written June 1, 2014
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Leslierapp
New York City, NY133 contributions
This was our second time at this store. Hand made silk scarves with beautiful design. Not often could you walk into a shop and purchase something that was just made right off the rack. Different prices for different scarves. You must go, you won't be disappointed!!
Written November 9, 2019
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David H
South Portland, ME4,301 contributions
Solo
I happened upon this shop as I was wandering around this section of Madrid one afternoon. The displays in the window caught my eye, so I went in. The man inside showed me many options, and was very pleasant and friendly. The handpainted silk scarves are beautiful, true wearable art. The back of the shop is open, where you can see some of them as "works in progress", there were a number of them drying on racks while I was there.
After the purchase, he very carefully hand lettered a gift bag for the scarf as well. Small touches like this are what makes a great shop even better. If you are looking for a one of a kind item, I highly recommend Lola Fonseca. I know that I'll be returning on my next visit!
Written August 14, 2018
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Thanks for your nice words, David. Nos encantará volverte a ver.
Written August 17, 2018
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DeniseS1017
Glendale, AZ9 contributions
Friends
I visited this fabulous shop about 4 weeks ago during my trip to Madrid. Claudio was so friendly and helpful, and speaks very good English! To make a choice was difficult, all scarves were exquisite. Claudio helped me select a gorgeous scarf, a treasure to keep forever.
Written December 20, 2015
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Thank you very much for your comments, they are very important to us, and we are glad that your experience with us has been so successful. Enjoy your scarf and warm greetings
Written December 23, 2015
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abw6157
Saint Louis, MO27 contributions
Friends
I am awed by the beauty of these scarves and shawls. So glad I was able to meet Claudio who showed us all around his workshop and explained what is required for him to produce these works of art. He even demonstrated the "proper" way for me to wear my shawl! I can only hope I'll remember now.
Written October 21, 2015
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Stephanie S
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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.
Written June 23, 2014
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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
Written June 25, 2014
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Artebella
Los Angeles15 contributions
Solo
While staying at the Madrid Palace last week, I took a lovely morning walk around the area and found the Lola Fonseca shop. There were so many beautiful scarves, it was difficult to choose just one. I finally chose a red scarf to remind me of my first trip to Spain and for only 40 Euros. Please visit and enjoy this beautiful gem of a shop and treat yourself to one of Lola's handmade scarves! This lovely scarf is now a treasured memory of my trip. Gracias Lola Fonseca.
Written April 1, 2014
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Lola Fonseca is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM