Chocolatería San Ginés: Madrid’s Top Spot for Tourists with Sweet Tooth

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Madrid is home to many tourist attractions with an endless queue, and one of them is surprisingly not a museum nor historic site. Chocolatería San Ginés is the most popular chocolate shop in Spain’s capital, and it serves the best churros you’ll ever taste.

This top tourist attraction has been around since 1894, and its signature product has stood the test of time. Going to Madrid without tasting hot chocolate and churros at this historical chocolate shop is like not going at all.

Chocolatería San Ginés is pretty much impossible not to spot thanks to the long lines in the front and its close proximity to Plaza Mayor. It’s open all year long, 24 hours a day, so tourists wouldn’t miss one of Madrid’s tastiest treats.

Chocolatería San Ginés isn’t the only spot in Madrid where you can order hot chocolate and churros, but it’s the most authentic one. They are always served hot and freshly made, but you can also order coffee and cakes or pick up one of San Ginés’ chocolate bars or mugs to take back home.