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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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  • Vibrant spot near the Plaza Mayor with plenty of food and drink to choose from but also very crowded. Getting through the crowds to get served and finding a spot to settle down with all your little pl...  more »
  • Very nice to meet you. At lunch and dinner it's hard to get a table. The tradition is to eat standing up, after buying what you want to eat.
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  • The place is amazing!! There you can find tapas for all tastes and still delight with bowls of various wines, and can still take some port and end up with a sorbet Amorino which is next to the market. Simply perfect!
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  • Definitely one of my favourite parts of Madrid. The market is so vivid, full of life, different flavours... We were here almost every day, because there was a lot of interesting food to taste. Unfortunately to taste everything you need a bit more than 3 days😄 You can find different Spanish tapas and also they serve very good wines. Everything we tasted was delicious and tasty. Also wonder around with the glass of wine, trying to decide what next to eat was very exciting. The prices vary so you have cheap tapas but also you can pay a bit more gor small portion of seafood. Definitely to place to go.
  • Open market with a diversity of foods "Tapas" authentic from Madrid. A great variaty of beers and fruit drinks. Limited place to seat but you are welcome to eat standing at the counters. Great food and unique experience.
  • Great place to grab a quick bite and great wine. Great place to try tapas, dessert, wine, etc. Be willing to walk through tight spaces and push your way through. Tip of the Pros: 1) vendors speak english. 2) be willing to eat standing and sharing a small table with people. 3) you will get better wine/alcohol pours at the wine stands or bar sections. 4) if you choose to have wine/alcohol, get your tapas first then head over to the bar and eat at their bar areas.
  • Another one of my best places in Madrid! This place is simply amazing. If you want to experience the real way Spanish people live, go there! You will have to brace the crowd but it is worth it. Even if you don't want to eat just go check it out.
  • A cool market where to go and have an aperitive with friends or lunch/dinner next to plaza Mayor. Very popular for tourists. If you don't like the crowd I suggest you to go just to give a look and move to a bar nearby.