Aside from guaranteed sunshine, fantastic shopping and gorgeous architecture, why else do thousands of people flock to Madrid each year? Food.
If you´re looking for the perfect spot to munch on tapas, paella and tortilla while sipping tintos and cañas, all under one roof, then Madrid´s food markets are the place for you. To save you the leg work, here´s a breakdown of the top 3 and why you should give them a try…
Mercado de San Miguel
If there´s one food market you go to during your time in Madrid, it has to be this one. You´ll find it just behind the Plaza Mayor, and while very touristy, you can’t beat the authenticity, history and variety that this place offers. It´s an establishment, and they guarantee the highest quality. You won’t be disappointed!
Mercado de San Antón
Located in the heart of Chueca (and just off its metro), San Anton offers a completely novel market experience. Three floors of the coolest and most contemporary international food, available to eat there and then, as well as supermarket style shops for gifts and souvenirs. It also prides itself on being completely sustainable and environmentally friendly. And there´s free wifi throughout!
Mercado de San Ildefonso
For those looking for the perfect Instagram, San Ildefonso is the one for you as this market nails the cool aesthetic and vibe. It´s located near Tribunal metro station on Fuencarral, nestled right between Malasana and Chueca. With 2 terraces, 3 bars and 15 food stalls, there´s no shortage of tasters and drinks to keep you satisfied while you try and get the perfect lighting.