Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid

[:en]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.

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

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”

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

or now that Christmas is upon us, “Spanish Christmas to go”.

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

It’s stylish and functional atmosphere, vast variety of products, and reasonable prices make of it a popular choice for both locals and tourists.

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

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.

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

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.

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

Next time I’ll tell you more about the classy new “IT” place in town, Mercado de San Ildefonso, so keep an eye ;)[:es]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.

Things to do in Madrid: 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.

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

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”

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

or now that Christmas is upon us, “Spanish Christmas to go”.

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

It’s stylish and functional atmosphere, vast variety of products, and reasonable prices make of it a popular choice for both locals and tourists.

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

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.

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel
Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

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.

Things to do in Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

Next time I’ll tell you more about the classy new “IT” place in town, Mercado de San Ildefonso, so keep an eye 😉

H.

♥♥♥

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3 Comments

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    Hongy Rox
    December 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Nice photos Henar, you like to play with the depth of field, huh? That market looks great.

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      Henar - Wanderwings.com
      December 19, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Hallo There Hong! 😛
      Yup I do love my depth of field, how did you know?! 🙂
      It is really nice in there, may get a bit crowded at times but definitely one of my fav. I’ve been visiting a few the last couple days…so there’ll be more ^^ mahaha

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    Why el Mercado de San Ildefonso is the Place to Be - Wanderwings
    December 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm

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