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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  • Very relaxed and friendly environment. Many good alternatives to make a light meal or more seriously.
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  • Of the three markets that are promoted in Madrid this was which I found more complete, located close to the main square in the Centre of the city and with a variety of interesting offer.
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  • In a restaurant in Madrid you can find any street food market where they called but were expensive and crowded. I have a special for gore. Not appropriate, such as in Barcelona then you're saying why a congested market in one place instead of in space..
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  • Beautiful market. Very popular with tourists and also with locals. It is definitely on everyone´s list of must see places.Usually it gets very crowded and it gets busy fast. You can find almost everything form tapas, to Spanish plates, meat, cheese, wine and various sweets and desserts. In general I just prefer to walk around, seeing everything before deciding what to get but there are plenty of options to choose from. It is not one of my favourite markets from Madrid but it is somehow unique, beautiful and for me it is a symbol representing Madrid so I definitely recommend it.
  • What a vibrant place! I so much enjoyed the gastronomic experience that offers this market. It is full of kiosks where you can enjoy different kind of Spanish food, even Chinese and Japanese cuisine as well. I personally liked the croquettes (stuffed with various ingredients: chicken, mushroom, cheese,..), the Spanish cheese, the seafood (oysters, crabs, sushi, etc...), the pies, and many many different authentic tapas varieties. And for the dessert, you will find many Spanish sweets' shops, and a colorful one for local and exotic fruits.
  • This place has it all. Iberica, meat in general, cheese galore, wine, various desserts and sangria of course. The hall is very large where all of the sellers sit but can become quite crowded quite quickly. This is especially true around lunch time and didn't seem to abate until late afternoon. The total trip here would be spending an hour or two just taking in the sights, sounds and smells. If you're hungry, every stall has something to offer and most vendors are fluent in Spanish and English. We mainly interacted in English. The only complaint is that this place is popular so can be VERY busy. That's good for the vendors but makes enjoyment a little difficult for customers.
  • In the heart if Madrid sits this unique and characteristic market. From it's outside architecture to the inside layout it attracts you and invites you to step it. It has everything from fresh produce, to meats to seafood. It can get too crowded and touristy at times, but it is a unique experience of Spanish culture that you must try during your visit to Madrid. The one thing I didn't like was the beggars by the entrance, they are a bit pushy and not befitting the place. The prices might be a bit high for some items, but if you are there for the experience then it becomes very much worth it and you will have a good time.
  • Good market. Very very very busy though! So many delicious smells everywhere. Lots of small bars dotted throughout the market selling beers and cocktails. Plenty of stalls offering tasty Spanish dishes. It's a tourist hotspot though so just be prepared for large crowds and slightly inflated prices.
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