A taste of Madrid at Mercado San Miguel

Mercado San Miguel

I love just wandering around a city and chancing across things. Places that aren’t in the guide book or one off events that I happen to be in the right place at the right time to see.

With only a morning to see a little bit of Madrid on the way home, we headed for Plaza Mayor (check out the frescos on Casa de la Panaderia, they’re amazing). On the way out of the square an iron-clad building caught my eye: Mercado San Miguel. Revitalised and reopened a couple of years ago, the covered market was originally built in 1916.

La Boqueria in Barcelona is known the world over as a great market, but Mercado San Miguel is more up my street. From fresh fish to tapas, truffles to cider, this place had everything in a beautiful, light building. And even better, there was plenty of space to sit at tables in the middle to enjoy your paella or sip a glass of cava.

With the number of cheap flights available, I’m sure it wont be long before I return to take a closer look at Madrid, and this place will be top of my list to revisit!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Paul Llanas says:

    Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after browsing through many of the posts I realized it’s new to me.
    Regardless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back regularly!

  2. Lizzie Davey says:

    I loved the Mercado de San Miguel – it was like walking into some kind of food heaven! I wanted to buy everything, but obviously couldn’t so I settled for a portion of Churros (my first ever experience of Churros). I regret no making the most of all the other yummy stuff though… But it just means I have a reason to go back ;)

  3. Esther says:

    I absolutely loved the Mercado when I was there. It’s the perfect excuse to spend the entire siesta there. I mean: it’s hot, may as well eat good food.

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