Las Cuevas de Sandó is one of the most surprising cocktail bars in central Madrid. I have tried to keep this amazing venue to myself but I just think it wouldn’t be fair not to share this amazing underground bar with you all.
I love las Cuevas de Sandó for many reasons, one of them is that this bar is strategically located right by Gran Via, on the plaza de Santo Domingo.
This is indeed the perfect location if you are looking for a relaxing and rather different lounge bar after your exhausting shopping afternoon or before a big night out in central Madrid.
Well, a part from its ambiance, decor and drinks menu I love this venue because of its past. For instance, the Cuevas de Sandó date back from the 16th Century and this cave was a sort of hide belonging to the Spanish Inquisition. Nowadays, it remains one of the oldest bars in Spain!
So, we are talking about an underground bar right by Gran Via that had belonged to the notorious Spanish Inquisition and that is now a cool cocktail bar with lots of charm? Not convinced yet? Just check these images!
I honestly think this is the perfect venue for a chilled evening with friends or for a romantic evening!
The Cuevas de Sandó is open every day from 5pm to 12pm and from 5pm to 2am on Saturdays and it specializes in Gin. I personally think that the drinks are reasonable priced for a classy and quirky cocktail bar. For example, a god glass of wine is 5€, a Kir Royale 7€ and a Margarita 8€ which are the ongoing prices at Madrid’s sophisticated after-work cocktail bars.
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Note that this review is personal and honest. I have not been compensated to visit the venue neither to publish my feedback.