Tiled wonder

Wandering the maze of gritty streets in the Malasaña neighborhood of Madrid, you might come across the tiled wonder that is the Juanse Pharmacy.

Founded in 1892, this colourful, 130 years old jewel has seen a lot of history come and go.

The impressive tiled facade acts as an advertising hording stuck in a time warp. The pharmacy made their own concoctions – whether or not they worked or not is another matter.

It’s a shame that petty vandals feel the need to scrawl their lazy tagging across the beautiful, artisan tiles.

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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