Slideshow: Snapshots from Spain: San Ginés Chocolateria, Madrid

Chocolateria
Chocolateria
Located near Puerta del Sol in Madrid, this is one of two entrances to the over one hundred year old business.

You know you have arrived at the legendary chocolateria, when you see the green and gold door frame.

Marble Counters
Marble Counters
White marble adorns the countertops in this classically restored two story chocolateria.
The spiral
The spiral
Before being cut, the churros are piped out and fried, making large golden spirals.
San Ginés Chocolateria
San Ginés Chocolateria
These are Porras, the larger older brother of the smaller churro.
Rows of cups and saucers
Rows of cups and saucers
Cups and saucers are laid out in preparation for the throngs of chocolate lovers.
A second cup
A second cup
You will want to sample both the porras and the churros, although you might need a second cup of chocolate to make it through all of them.