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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  • Nice location, accogluente, indoor market, under Christmas cosy and well decorated. Ideal for an aperitif or to eat. Coae are good. Excellent various tastings: French fries very good.
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  • It is not a real market as we understand it in Italy. Is a lovely building where there is some fruit exposed in plain sight and where you can drink, eat or just look.
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  • To say that we are delighted is an understatement. Wandering among the stalls and feeling indescribable delight to the number and species of all kinds of tapassov, we found a secluded vacant corner (at the market is incredibly crowded!) and take turns running, choose snacks to guilt. The atmosphere of celebration and festivity, the reigning here, incredibly awakens the appetite and mood.
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  • It was a nice place. First, I thought it is a bad idea to come here for a dinner. It looked crowded and too many small shops.. But I was wrong! I had a super dinner (in fact the best one) during my 1 week stay in Madrid. So you can find different tapas with almost everything! Meat, vegetarian, vegan, etc. My favorite is a dish based on chickpea with lamb and cow meat. I do not remember the name but it was delicious!
  • It is a great place to find the tapas you like; thereafter you can take note of them and order it at restaurants away from the Plaza Mayor area. We got some amazing Sangria Blancas that is made with what we think is pineapple juice. It gets super busy. You kinda have to squeeze yourself in during busy hours. It is one of those places if you see a couple finishing their meal/drinks, you sneak and jump into their spot. Will definitely be back.
  • A great place to visit at night for some drinks and a bite to eat. It's an impressive looking covered market where you can order from any of the multiple vendors and eat at central tables. There are a variety of cuisines on offer from seafood, to pan asian, to desserts along with plenty of options for beer and wine - all of high quality. This place can be very busy so expect to have to stand for a little while before a table becomes free. Prices are also comparatively high but English is widely spoken and most of the menus reflect this.
  • 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!
  • Fantastic selection of local food and drink. If you want to taste test a wide variety of typical foods and drinks, get down to Mercado de San Miguel. The rich selection of foods are guaranteed to get you salivating. Oh, and the atmosphere and vibe will not disappoint you. Don't expect to taste all of these lovely treats on a budget though... Be sure to take an ample supply of Euro's with you.

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