Designed by the architect Alfonso Dube y Diez, the San Miguel Market was inaugurated on the 31st of May 1916 but now totally re-done by Juan Manuel Alarcon. This market has all types of food from the land and the sea, and you can enjoy eating it in the magical interior with metal, crystal and ceramic frames. It is beautiful, but many locals believe it has become too touristic and too expensive too! In any case, we believe the San Miguel market is worth a visit and can still be considered as a must do attraction for foodies in Madrid.
Depending on the time of the day, there is much to enjoy including a nice glass of Rioja wine, some delicious jamon de bellota and, if you come early enough, some excellent pastries for breakfast. It’s the gastrodome of San Miguel.
Being one of the top tourist attractions in Madrid (almost as mcuh as the Boquería market in Barcelona) since its opening in 2009, this market is one of the most visited places of Madrid – something not too surprising. Not only is the market beautiful inside and out but the large variety of food stands attract a lot of international and national tourists.
You can find everything from flowers, to cheese, vegetables, fish and even caviar. You can taste all of these gourmet tapas on some of the tables that are at your disposition whilst enjoying the ambiance surrounding you.
Everything being said, the Mercado San Miguel is not the cheapest place to shop around, however, it does allow you to have, at your disposition, a lot of the more traditional dishes all in one place, which is quite convenient…
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