Of Madrid’s traditional food markets, Salamanca’s is the most beautiful and refined. None can match it for its presentation of just-misted fresh fish and shellfish, perfect fruit and vegetable specimens, carefully aged meats and cheeses, and dozens of varieties of olives. In common with many of Madrid’s revived markets, there are also plenty of high-tabled spots where you can stop for a snack and a glass of wine, including Casa Dani (www.casadani.es), where the tortilla española is legendary. Go early, or late, to avoid the rush.
Mercado de la Paz
Calle Ayala, 28
Our Rating Hours Mon–Fri 9am–8pm; Sat 9am–2:30pm Transportation Metro: Velázquez Phone 91-435-07-43 Web site Mercado de la Paz
MapCalle Ayala, 28 Madrid
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