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Café Gijón

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Café Gijón

Still charming after all these years, this is Madrid's definitive literary café, open since 1888. It still holds poetry 'tertulias' (roundtable discussions) on Monday nights, and publishes a magazine filled with doodles and thoughts from visiting writers. A pianist tinkles the ivories to a packed terrace in summer, while in winter it's heaving inside. Look out for the aged Alfonso, who has been selling cigarettes, matches and lottery tickets, just inside the entrance, for over 30 years.


Venue name: Café Gijón
Address: Paseo de Recoletos, 21
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 7.30am-1.30am
Transport: Banco de España (M: L2)
Price: €40-€50
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He ido al cafe Guijon un par de veces para comidas de navidad y es un sitio muy recomendable. Los platos estan currados y hay gran variedad de entrantes. Aparte, para luego los cafes y copas son de bastante calidad. 

Ademas es un lugar bastante centrico y elegante, y que tiene historia.