Mercado de San Miguel
is a covered culinary experience market of food and beverage in the center of Madrid , with a few steps away from Plaza Mayor. The originally built covered market was open in May 1916, iron frame, wooden roof and granite floor. Today is the last iron market hall in Madrid, with an impressive glass facade.
The Mercado de San Miguel was saved in 2003 when a group of individuals formed the El Gastrónomo de San Miguel, which acquired the market place. The market reopened in 2009 after nearly six years of restoration. At the opening, it was thirty-three vendors/stalls selling fresh produce alongside tapas bars offering a wide choice of food and beverage, “beer house, wine kiosks, a sherry corner” in a beautiful and pleasant lively atmosphere and environment. Select your tapas and drinks from the displays of oysters, salmon, caviar, gambas skewers, beef skewers, canapes, massive cheese counter, Rioja and Ribero del Duero wines, Cava, Cana (a glass of small beer). There is also a great selection of chocolate and other sweets and so on. Seating and standing up eating.
Don’t miss to visit Mercado de San Miguel
Fair to say that prices are a bit higher than normal at more traditional markets, but nor the food and beverage at the markets stall disappoints and the atmosphere is second to none.
All images from my mobile phone.