Shopping:Restaurant: Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid!

So, therefore, after posting about the monuments and sights of my beloved Madrid will go into the places of shopping and restaurant with a series Restaurant: XXX Madrid or Shopping: XXX Madrid. Hope you enjoy them and do try them when visiting Madrid the food and shopping is an experience to behold in lovely Madrid. For lack of creativity ,I will copy this first paragraph into the subsequents posts! ::)

Well this is one post that needs to be told as doing both shopping and restaurant. The reason been, at the Mercado de San Miguel you can do some tapas, full eat or take home your purchases! All in one lovely spot even if rather touristic with prices to match the environment.


When it opens we came here and my local family (cousins etc) do come for take home once in a while but we are less and less by it. Nevertheless, it is a must to visit if you are in your first or second visit to the city of Madrid as it is one of its most emblematic show of local cuisine and ambiance.

I have written before in my blog so will be very brief and post the new pictures in 2019. My post on the Mercado San Miguel is here: My previous post on the Mercado de San Miguel

From the San Miguel market page you can read:  More than 100 years have gone by since the Mercado de San Miguel opened its doors as a wholesale food market. Today, this historical building stands out as one of the world’s main gastronomic markets. It allows visitors to experience the essence and most significant flavors of every corner of Spain.

From the finest Iberian ham and freshest fish and shellfish brought in daily from Galicia, to Mediterranean rice dishes and the most exquisite cheeses from Castile, Asturias and the Basque Country – at the Mercado de San Miguel, you’ll find all the highlights of Spanish cuisine. Spread out over more than 20 stands, the common denominator here is a commitment to high-quality tapas and pub fare.

Over the years, me and my family have patronized the following establishments there: El 19 de San Miguel , La Casa del Bacalao, El Señor Martin, and the Horno de San Onofre. All very good on site and take home!


You can get there by Metro Ópera Línes 2 and 5 and Sol Línes 1, 2 and 3. As well as suburbian trains Cercanías Líneas C3 and C4 terminus Sol , bus lines 3 and night time N16 and a nice underground parking at nearby Plaza Mayor.

And there you go , an old classic to be visited at least once in your trips to Madrid or thereabouts. Enjoy the Mercado de San Miguel in my beloved Madrid!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!



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