The Mercado de San Miguel Designed by the architect Alfonso Dube y Diez, the Mercado de San Miguel 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. Average customer review Score for Mercado de San Miguel 8.7 Madrid CITY GUIDE Other attractions in Madrid The Mercado de San Miguel, located in the square of the same name, next to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid (Spain), is a privately-owned market whose most remarkable characteristic is that it preserves its original iron structure from the early 20th century.1 It has two floors and an area of 1,200 square meters. Located in the center of historic Madrid and with more than 10 million visitors a year, the Mercado de San Miguel is the gastronomic temple of the city of Madrid, the contemporary essence of all corners of Spanish gastronomy. From the best Iberian ham to the freshest seafood arrived daily from Galicia, Mediterranean rice dishes or the most special cheeses from Castilla, Asturias or the Basque Country. Top quality products and wines that come from all corners of Spain. Inaugurated in May 1916 as a food market, in May 2009 it became the first gastronomic market. During 2018 the market experiences a period of consolidation of a large part of its gastronomic content.