Madrid has a number of cosy little enotecas where you can settle in at the bar and try different tasty wines by the glass. La Cruzada, for example, offers a delectable selection of reasonably priced vinos. King Alfonso XII reportedly used to frequent this bar when he needed to escape the nearby royal palace for a clandestine tipple. Check out the lovely carvings of bare-breasted women on the bar, dating back to 1827.
|Venue name:||La Cruzada|
|Opening hours:||Mon closed; Tue-Thu 1pm-12.30am; Fri-Sat 1pm-1.30am; Sun 1pm-midnight|
|Transport:||Ópera (M: L2, L5)|