Almost one year ago, in December 2011, I spent 4 days in Madrid with my boyfriend, before and after our holiday in Tenerife. I must confess that Madrid wasn’t part of our vacation plan, but our flight schedules didn’t synchronize at all so we decided that we will spend some days in Madrid in between flights, and we’ll find something to do once we get there. Still, we were talking about the capital of Spain, not just any small town.
So, a few days before our departure, while browsing the internet for information about Madrid, I found an article about this market. I got really enthusiastic and I was looking forward to go there so we went on our very first day.
Mercado San Miguel is the most popular market in Madrid among tourists, since it’s located right in the center, very close to Plaza Mayor.
Here you can find anything from fresh fruit to clams and oysters, sweets, cocktails, spices and even some wine bars or tapas bars.
The place was packed with curious tourists, but still I loved every minute that I spent there, I was fascinated by the continuous movement and all the colorful foods being sold there.
On our first visit there we served some tapas with shrimp that were delicious, and the next time, because there was a next time, we chose a paella, which wasn’t great, and a cake, which was good. So although I can’t say the food there is amazing, I would still recommend to go to San Miguel market in Madrid and try something if you’re at least a bit of a foodie, because it’s an experience worth having.
At least for me it was.
Did you visit San Miguel market in Madrid? What did you think about it?