The leading store in Madrid offering handmade “Turron” nougat, made from traditional ingredients.
We also offer sweets, marzipans, shortbreads, candied fruits, and much more.
CASA MIRA offers “the best traditional and handmade Spanish Turron”, in a prime location very close to ‘Las Cortes’ and the “Puerta del Sol”, right in the heart of “Madrid de las Austrias”.
157 years ago Luis Mira a master “Turron” maker with an entrepreneurial spirit unusual for the time, decided to try his luck in Madrid. He left his hometown of Jijona in a donkey-drawn cart loaded with “turron” and made his way to the capital. Legend has it that Luis had to restart his journey on four occasions due to selling out of his merchandise en route, so delicious was his “turron”.
“From its establishment in 1855, over a century and a half of tradition has made CASA MIRA a place of pilgrimage for its sweet-toothed devotees. Its secret: traditional recipes, produce of the highest quality, and the excellent care shown to its loyal customers”.
“El País” Newspaper
In CASA MIRA the ‘turron’ nougat is still traditionally made, without yielding to supposed advances that put quantity before quality. Our products are 100% handmade, and as such are considered the best “turron” nougat in Spain, being sent to customers countrywide and throughout the world. But we don’t only specialise in “turron”, we also sell all manner of delicious, sweet treats including marzipan, candied fruits, shortbreads and other delicacies. Casa Mira set up shop with a market stall in the “Plaza Mayor” in 1842 and is today one of the most foremost “turron” stores in the whole of Europe.
When the enterprising Luis Mira arrived in Madrid at the age of 21, he established a ‘turron’ business that became the supplier for the Royal Courts of Isabel II, Amadeo de Saboya, Alfonso XII, and of the reign of María Cristina and Alfonso XIII. What is more, Luis Mira won a Grand Prix in the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1899, a clear indication of the importance of this establishment situated close to the Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados) in Madrid.
Due to the extraordinary quality of the prime ingredients and the care taken in their creation, Luis Mira’s “turron” quickly became famous. Luis had five children, four girls and a boy who died at the age of twenty-four. The Mira line ended as his eldest daughter Carlota Mira inherited the business and married Vicente Ibañez from Alicante, taking over the reins of the business from her father. In the 20th Century, the business was continued by the marriage of Carlos Ibañez and Angela Cremades, who in turn handed this on to their son Carlos Ibañez who carried on up until the start of the 21st Century.
The current “Successors of Luis Mira”, as displayed above the shop front, constitute the sixth generation of direct descendants of the original Luis Mira, with his great-great-grandson Carlos Ibañez Méndez, who now handles the business, continuing the traditional methods and ensuring the highest quality.