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Mercado de la Paz (Peace Market), Madrid

Mercado de la Paz (Peace Market), Madrid

Despite its high-end location in Barrio de Salamanca, Mercado de la Paz (Peace Market) is rather moderate in terms of prices, and is a great place to visit in Madrid. It sits in the building designed in the late 19th century by none other than Gustave Eiffel himself, and has been a market since 1943.

The first overwhelming impression upon entering this site is the smell of freshly baked bread that overlays even the smell of fresh fish in certain parts of it, which will definitely arouse your taste-buds, making it almost impossible to resist the temptation to fill your basket with delicious pastries and bread on sale.

And once you bought your bread, you simply must buy something to go with it too, be it one of the 100+ varieties of cheese, huge hams, pates or smoked fish. Fresh fruit and vegetables are not in a shortage here either, not to mention olive oil and a variety of tapas that are particularly mouth-wateringly tempting. So much so, in fact, that you may find yourself wishing you had brought a bigger basket, and start rearranging the rest of your stay in Madrid so as to fit in just another visit to this wonderful place.

There are also two very good restaurants in this market serving Spanish specialties, so why not stay for lunch and try the local chorizo, smoked with paprika and red chili peppers, or empanadas – a Cornish pasty look-alike, stuffed with tuna or sardines, tomatoes and garlic. And if you are really brave, you can order criadillas – bull’s testicles – which is another Spanish specialty!
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Sight Name: Mercado de la Paz (Peace Market)
Sight Location: Madrid, Spain
Sight Type: Shopping
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