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. Discover how to plan a Madrid trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Central and typical Madrid market. Recycled. To pass at least once during your visit to Madrid. Covers the best beer Chuck cider, and typical foods. Friendly atmosphere. I love it.
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  • The market of bonito has several options for feeding. You can try a lot of good stuff! It is a very busy place.
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  • Always is a joy to take a spin through the San Miguel market and try different products that offer!
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  • If there were 7 stars I would gladly mark them all! Yes this is an absolute 'must visit' while in Madrid! The days are better as the produce is freshly made and put out! The salads etc are not displayed at nights! And by 11:00 pm it starts wrapping up! Go for lunch- the different types of tapas( mostly all around 1/1.50 €! The beers and the wines are inexpensive and it's a great place to spend an hour! Stop by on way to a big lunch for cocktails here and lovely variety of tapas! Super friendly people! Glasses can be taken all over the complex and left anywhere!
  • Everybody is so friendly here. The atmosphere is great, it's pretty crowded though. Only knowing the basics in Spanish will be fine, and even then I didn't have trouble speaking English either. There are many different flavors of tapas ranging from cod to ham, as well as beer, wine, Sherry, etc to drink. Definitely somewhere to stop by when visiting Madrid
  • If you want a cosy atmosphere, soft lighting, a chance to relax in quiet surroundings then go somewhere else. This place is a cacophony of smells, sounds, and tastes with what feels like hundreds of people in a very small space. It is wonderful. Lots of different food, beer, and cocktail bars fighting for your attention with something for everyone. You can have seafood medley in one part and a light pastry in the next stall washed down with sangria from the next. Lots of people even at 11pm, all good natured and all relaxing in a great environment. Well worth a visit, even if it's to pop in, look around, them leave.
  • Visited this amazing market full of Tapas bars during the fresh produce industry's Fruit Attraction. Had a fantastic night sampling different foods and drinks. Definitely on my list of places to go back to.
  • Great little market with lots of variety of both raw and prepared foods. It is great to go and get a variety of ponchos / dishes to share. Buzzing atmosphere to grab a bottle of wine and enjoy the vibe. Make sure you get / keep receipts as you will need them to use the bathroom.

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