Food Markets in Madrid
Food markets in Madrid
Madrid is home to superb food markets that are worth visiting and discovering
Mercado de San Anton
The Mercado de Anton Martin is one of the best markets that you can find in Madrid. It is located in the surroundings of the Plaza de Anton Martin, on Calle Santa Isabel and you can get there very easily on the metro by taking line 1 to the Anton Martin stop.
If you like excellent quality products, this is the place for you. On top of it, variety is the word used to describe the market, because you can really find whatever you want: typical fish stands (100% fresh), meat, fruit, shoemakers and Japanese food shops!
Buying at the market brings pleasure. It is good to go with a bit of time on your hands and take the time to look at all the stands with different prices and products but also to try the best tapas from each and every one.
There is also a large selection of charcuterie and cheeses, which makes it the perfect place to buy traditional Spanish food.
Mercado de San Miguel
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.
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 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…
If you are a foodie and you plan to visit Barcelona, we recommend you visit our section with Barcelona's top markets