Get to know Madrid’s Markets
One of Spain’s, and of course Madrid’s traditions is to spend a day going through any of the traditional food markets you can find, and soaking in the ambiance and essence of the city. Today we bring you a list of some of the most traditional markets in Madrid.
List of traditional markets in Madrid
To smell, look, taste…in Madrid’s food markets you can discover some of the greatest examples of what makes Spanish gastronomy so special.
Mercado de San Antón
San Antón market is located in the popular Chueca neighbourhood. Since 2002 in what was considered an invigorating plan for the modernization of Madrid’s markets, this building was pulled out of ostracism and renovated. It has a very famous restaurant in the rooftop and various stands with food and vegetables. In this building several activities are programmed in a regular manner.
Mercado de San Miguel
Right in the centre, very well placed. The San Miguel Market has an iron and crystal structure with over 100 years of age. It’s of course a protected landmark. Inside you will find a wide variety of establishments, from florists and food stands to bars where you can have a beer and eat a tasty pintxo.
This is a market with an important gastronomic offer. It’s main attraction though is its agenda of activities and live concerts of all kinds, from jazz music to the 50’s Rock n’ Roll.
Mercado de San Ildefonso
A true street market a la madrileña. Inside you can enjoy from trendy oriental food stands, to healthy food establishments. Just like the San Antón Market, in San Ildefonso’s market you can also discover the regular events and activities that are planned.
These are just some of the traditional and gastronomic markets in Madrid. If you want to have more information of others you can find in the city during your stay, do not hesitate to ask our team in Madrid Smart Rentals. We will be glad to make your stay as amazing as we possibly can.