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Mercado San Miguel, Madrid

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Built in 1913 and massively renovated in 2009, Mercado San Miguel attracts visitors with its famous tapas, though there’s much more to try here, from fine caviar to delicious chocolate snacks. This indoor market is part culinary tourist attraction, part cultural center, located in the very heart of the city. Whether you’re looking to buy something specific or just browsing the tempting stalls, it’s worth a stop for the sights and smells of dried ham, fine wine, baked goodies, and other treats offered by the vendors. The entrance is easily identifiable by its ornate iron posts. Work out when and for how long to visit Mercado San Miguel and other Madrid attractions using our handy Madrid itinerary maker.
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  • Finally got our teenager to venture in her own because she really wanted a treat in the market. Fun without being overwhelming. Great food.  more »
  • Old building with a modern mercado/foodcourt inside. Buy at the different shops and eat it innthe middle of the mercado  more »
  • I might be wrong but this mercado doesn't feel as authentic as others in Madrid. Perhaps its because of the touristy area, couldn't tell you. Still is a good place for tapas.  more »
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  • Mercado de San Miguel is a popular shopping destination for local foods and delicacies. Its intricate cast-iron architecture features glass walls that showcase goods ranging from salted fish and oysters to fresh pasta and cakes. Because the market stays open as late as 2 a.m. on weekends, it’s become a popular nightspot where visitors and locals gather to enjoy drinks and tapas, or appetizers. The site also plays host to events like concerts, cooking classes and private parties.
  • An absolute must if you're visiting the city. If you've been to the famous market in Barcelona, then it doesn't compare to that but it has its own uniqueness. It isn't the best place to have a sit down meal (like you could in Barcelona) but for tapas style (walk around and pick different dishes / items from different stalls) then this is great, along with the small wine or beer bars it's the perfect place to mingle. Super busy on weekends as expected so expect a lot of human traffic!
  • TL;DRCheck it out because it's really cool, but then eat elsewhere. So it's really pretty (although there's a similar but way nicer market in Seville). The food is usually pretty solid but there's not enough space to sit or enjoy... unless you catch an off-peak time, it's really not a fun place to be, Especially since it's not exactly wallet friendly if you're hungry. There's better tapas and snacks all around and certainly better places for a full meal.
  • If you're nearby then check you go here. Think Borough Market in London. Loads of stalls selling their own foods and drinks. Some great tapas items on sale for as cheap as 1€. Most things under 3 or 4 €. A cracking oyster bar there too. Delicious, huge oysters and very cheap. Enjoy it and let me know if you go based on this review 😉
  • Loved the ambiance of this food market. Great buzz. Very busy with lunch time visitors. Great selection of foods. Would recommend for casual dining on foot as not many places to sit indoors (winter).