Sourdough bread in spain?


In a few weeks we'll be in Spain for the holidays. I have to eat sourdough bread for medical reasons and normally bake my own.


Does anyone know if sourdough bread is available in Spain and if so, what is it called?



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QJones 2010 July 10

Hi there, Lisette


Sourdough bread is called [i]'pan de masa madre',[/i] but in order to give you proper directions it will be better to know your schedule. Will you be around Madrid or Barcelona? If you hit Madrid I can offer myself or any other member of our blog: [url=]Madrid Tiene Miga[/url], to bake something for you. Also, you can drop me a line at javier(at)labakeria(dot)com with your approximate schedule so I can get back to you with a list of bakeries.

Barcelona has a wider selection of places baking real sourdough bread with no commercial yeast at all, but in Madrid we are really lacking that kind of product.

kathy beyer 2016 October 2

I hope that in the 6 years since this post that there is now sourdough bread available in madrid?  My son is moving there in January and because of medical reasons he also eats only sour dough bread.  Are there any places you can suggest where he might find the bread?  He will be living in Salamanca, Madrid.  

Katie P 2017 April 16

I just found cereal sourdough at El Corte ingles  in Palma so I imagine it's in other branches. 



Lisette 2010 July 10

Thanks for your reply.


We will be in Pals for two weeks from 27th July, so Madrid and Barcelona are a bit far away. But now I know what sourdough is called in Spanish I know what to ask for.





Juli 2018 June 17

Hi Lisette did u find anywhere in Pals that sold sourdough bread? I’m going there in two weeks time. 

QJones 2010 July 11

Pals, good spot!

Ok, if you finally decide to move around a bit, you can try this place in Girona (1.5 hr drive):

Forn de pa Bataller
Hostalets de Bas-Girona
Tel. 972 69 01 66

Or in Barcelona (1.5 hr drive too):

Panadería Baluard
Baluard 38-40 bajos
Tel. 932 21 12 08


Have fun, food is gorgeous there!

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