Mercado de San Miguel: a vibrant cultural treasure in the heart of Madrid
In this Spanish market you do not just buy food; you buy pieces of Spanish culture
- January 13, 2019 17:00
- Aseniya Dimitrova
Built in 1916 in the heart of the Spanish capital, Mercado de San Miguel surprises with authenticity today, 100 years later. A century ago the most famous covered marked in Spain opens doors as a wholesale food market. Nowadays the historical piece of national treasure remains a bursting tourist spot for the curious and for the hungry. More of a gourmet, than a traditional market, it still attracts large crowds of visitors.
If you are eager to discover the best of the local and national cuisine, wait to more to pay a visit to one of the most prominent gastronomic markets worldwide. El Mercado will allow you to get a taste of the most exquisite culinary experiences from every corner of Spain.
Iberian ham, fresh fish brought in daily from Galicia, to Mediterranean rice dishes and the most exquisite cheeses from Castile, Asturias and the Basque Country, tapas, cerveza and much more - tens of stands with food, drinks, desserts and takeaway are awaiting daily.
What is more, thanks to its beautiful contemporary art architecture and design, the Market was declaredBien de Inters Culturalin 2000 the highest of distinction given to historical monuments in Spain.
Where? San Miguel Square, 28005 Madrid
Source: Mercado de San Miguel, Comunidad de Madrid