Madrid is a market-loving city.
There are many, of all sorts to choose from, from big to teeny tiny, from fresh food and flowers to restaurant style…we have them all.
For that reason I’ve decided to recommend you, over the next couple of weeks, a few in case you find yourself in Madrid.
Come, join me on a walk through Mercado de San Miguel.
The famous Mercado de San Miguel has been standing next to Plaza Mayor for about hundred years, tho not always in its modern chic glass-iron form. Started originally in 1809 as an open air street market, but with the rapidly growing concern for health and safety among the experts it was transformed to its current closed form in the early 1900s.
Home to some of the most delicious tapas and wines, famous bakeries, and general local products, as well as decor and other small things, it’s the perfect destination for a “piscolabis” with friends in the city, or to grab yourself a set of “Tapas to go”
or now that Christmas is upon us, “Spanish Christmas to go”.
It’s stylish and functional atmosphere, vast variety of products, and reasonable prices make of it a popular choice for both locals and tourists.
Recently revamped, it is attempting to become a culture and culinary institution within the sea of possibilities that Madrid offers, by hosting regular events, and having both take-away and eat-here options, catering for all tastes.
Frequented by all. To eat, chitchat, take a stroll around, perfect for shutterbugs and people-watchers like me. Definitely worth a visit. Can be found on the Plaza de San Miguel (right next to Plaza Mayor and within walking distance from Puerta del Sol following Calle Mayor) Mon thru Wed, and Sunday from 10 to 24, and Thurs thru Saturday from 10 to 2.
Next time I’ll tell you more about the classy new “IT” place in town, Mercado de San Ildefonso, so keep an eye 😉