What is it?
My favourite place in Madrid, this should be top of your to-do list. With an energy and buzz that reminds me of New York, Mercado de San Miguel is what living is all about. Think Borough Market Spanish style and you’re getting a little closer to conjuring up the vibe of this gastronomical treasure.
Step inside the elegant glass structure and you’ll enter what can only be described as a culinary Paradise. From seafood paella and every type of croqueta your heart could desire to oysters, frozen yoghurt and sweet treats to melt even the hardest heart, this is Eden if ever there was one.
Who goes there?
Full of tourists from every corner of the globe sipping wine and beer whilst savouring tapas at chic high tables running the length of the market, this is a place buzzing with energy. I’ll never forget visiting Mercado de San Miguel having just left the corporate world – the happiness etched across the market sellers’ faces was tangible and striking. Simple pleasures. Food for thought.
Will you like it?
And a food lover you should be if you come here. If you’re happiest eating, you’re in for a treat.
This is a place which will tease every sense and catapult you full-throttle into joie de vivre.
The only warnings are as follows: 1) Don’t let your bag out of your sight 2) Bring an empty tummy 3) Be prepared to feel bloated after a visit.
This is an experience to be embraced. This is living.
Plaza San Miguel, 28005, Madrid
Nearest tube: Opera