Blog Madrid City Tour

13 Sep 2017

Mercado de San Miguel, more than a market

Categories: Markets
Mercado de San Miguel

When we talk about Mercado de San Miguel, it is not enough to consider it a simple market. In fact, apart from being a place where you can buy quality products of the season, it is also a site where you can enjoy gastronomy, architecture and leisure.

It is a unique opportunity to reach the most typical products and dishes of the Spanish cuisine, such as tapas, cold sausages, shellfish and its flagship products: ‘jamón’ and ‘paella’. Furthermore, in this market you can also find typical dishes from other cultures, for example pizza or sushi. In the same way, you have several beverages to accompany your food with, from excellent wines to cocktails and juices.

Another characteristic that makes this market special is its architectural design and in particular its front, which combines iron and pane, allowing the entrance of natural light. Moreover, on the top, it has a ceramics cresting which crowns its roofing.

But Mercado de San Miguel goes further, because apart from enjoying gastronomy, you will be able to visit the exhibitions and attend concerts taking place inside and buy cooking books, souvenirs, flowers or cosmetics.

If you want to visit this Asset of Cultural Interest, you can do it from Sunday to Wednesday from 10am to 12am and from Thursday to Saturday, from 10am to 2am. Madrid City Tour tourist bus service offers you the chance to approach the market getting off at the stop 16 (Plaza Mayor) of the route Historical Madrid. Some feet from the stop you will find the only market made in iron preserved in the capital.