Best Mercados in Madrid
Image by José Luiz under Creative Commons License.

Spain, Madrid Guide (B): Best Mercados in Madrid

From the moment I first set foot inside of a Mercado, I was in love. From the food to the beverages to the people watching, I could have easily (and happily) spent all of my days in Madrid browsing the stalls and inspecting the goods with a drink in one hand and a snack in the other.

I mean really, what could be better?

Lucky for me, almost every neighbourhood (or barrio) throughout the city had its own Mercado. After many gruelling hours spent testing the snacks, the wine (and sangria, and vermouth) and the overall atmosphere, I’m excited to share with you my favourite Madrid Mercado.

Mercado San Miguel

Located just a stone’s throw from Plaza Mayor is Mercado San Miguel, the best (in my opinion) and busiest Mercado in the city. It offers everything: a wide variety of snacks, from herring and avocado toasts and calamari to mini-sausages and croquettes; full-meals; beverages like wine, vermouth and fresh pressed juices; and so much more.

Seriously, the list of delicious offerings could go on and on and on.

We visited Mercado San Miguel several times during our time in Madrid, and never were we disappointed with the food, the drinks or the people watching.

Best time to visit: A Sunday afternoon.

Visit Mercado San Miguel: Plaza de San Miguel, s/n, 28005

Photo courtesy of José Luiz

Mercado San Anton

Mercado San Anton is located in the Chueca neighbourhood of Madrid, just a block or two away from the busy and bustling Fuencarral street. The ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Best Mercados in Madrid
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Mercado San Miguel   Mercado San Anton   Mercado de Chamberí   Mercado Vallehermoso  
Author: Kate Slean
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