Tetuán, Madrid’s trendy new neighbourhood

We head to the north of the capital to discover the charm of Madrid’s Tetuán district, the epicentre of workshops, studios, art galleries and ateliers. Check out our list of private tours here!

Tetuán is the new trendy neighbourhood. What used to be the end of Madrid is now the epicentre of art studios, photography and even bakeries.

It has recovered its essence and its department stores, once forgotten and almost destroyed, are now the most sought-after spaces in the capital. And what they all have in common is that they are all handmade and every detail has been treated with the utmost care. We visit the most important stations in Tetuán, a very fashionable neighbourhood.

CALMA CHECHU (Nenúfar, 15, nave izquierda)

Argentinean Cecilia and her husband, who have lived in Spain for more than 20 years, have crowned themselves kings of chairs. In their recently renovated warehouse, they display a wide range of made-to-measure furniture by appointment, in which wood, iron, fabric and leather are the protagonists.

Their printed fabric chairs are famous, as is their collection of cushions. Cecilia also plans to use this space for events related to her world or that follow her company’s philosophy of craftsmanship and made in Spain.


Ever since the Madrid bakery Pan.delirio opened its bakery and pastry school Materia, it has had no shortage of students. It is located on the top floor and is equipped with the best technology. Every month it offers courses for professionals and amateurs, as well as specialisation courses for professional bakers.

It is run by the Javieres Cocheteux family, father and son, and is a large space where everything fits. Both saw a profession in demand, a return to the origins, a taste for craftsmanship and fine work.

They say: “We opened the doors of an artisan bakery and patisserie with the hope of bringing good products to those who appreciate quality, flavour and healthy products. We bring back the smells, flavours and sensations that bring back memories of our childhood.

They have won awards for best gourmet shop, best torrija, best roscón and annual inclusion in the list of the best bakeries in Spain.

SILVESTRE MAYOR (María Zayas, 23).

Good taste and craftsmanship are the best words to describe this place. Taller Silvestre is another return to simplicity and cosy craftsmanship, but with art.

The world of pressed flowers returns here with more vigour than ever, because “at Silvestre we celebrate the beauty of nature and the simple life. For us, collecting is a language for telling stories about the landscape, sharing the beauty of nature and bringing the forest into our homes”.

From this space, they offer Silvestre for brands, courses and the rental of their studio. Soon they will even offer the possibility of creating a “wedding list”.


This is a new creative space in Madrid founded by Madrid businessman Emiliano Suárez, who, in the midst of his imprisonment, set up this container for writers’ projects that combines contemporary art, gastro and good music. It is also available for photo and film shoots and has a coworking space, exhibition rooms, a kitchen, a school and a theatre. It has become the new cultural reference in Madrid.

NUEVA CAROLINA (Carolina, 18).

“A mixture of art, fashion and design. Espacio Nueva Carolina is a complete space ideal for photo shoots, filming or events. The space of more than 450 square metres is decorated in pastel colours reminiscent of 1950s Miami, combining vintage furniture with contemporary design pieces and elements from the Cordero Atelier studio. Note the pink velvet sofas with brass sculptures.

KILOMBO (Serrallo, 29).

Here you will find the most coveted rugs in the capital. Kilombo Home is a 100% Spanish family business founded eight years ago by Alejandra and Cristina Montero.

It was born with a clear vocation to offer unique rugs, handmade with materials such as wool, silk and jute of design and quality, always at an affordable price and for a long time. Today, this passion has extended to other items, such as cushions and sofas.

Cristina explains that they have “a wide range of modern designs that stand out for their originality and colour, with a commitment to craftsmanship and collaboration with the rural world that contributes our grain of sand”. We manufacture 100% customisable rugs. We personalise the size, colour and shape”.

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