Don't feel like sampling the classics of Spanish cuisine in a neighborhood eatery? Do you want something more original than tapas and paella? Enter Madrid's gourmet temple, the San Miguel market, a stone's throw from the central Plaza Mayor.
This traditional indoor market, founded in 1916, has undergone a lengthy renovation which, while retaining its original charm, has transformed it into a very modern market for haute cuisine products.
Since 2009 it has been the reference point in Madrid for those who want to buy first choice food products. With over 70 seats offering Spanish and international culinary delicacies, is also a must for tourists who are passionate about good food, for those looking for something tasty or original and for those who want to have a bite to eat in a more lively setting than the classic restaurant.
It is also worth seeing for the very elegant building in which it is housed, one of the few examples of iron architecture in Madrid, so interesting that it has been declared an Asset of National Cultural Interest in the category of monuments. It can really be said that the Mercado de San Miguel is a monument to good eating!