Of Madrid’s traditional food markets, Salamanca’s is the most beautiful and carries the most expensive luxury items. No market can match it for the presentation of just-misted fresh fish and shellfish, perfect vegetable specimens, carefully aged meats, perfectly ripe fruit, decadent pastries, and dozens of different varieties of olives. If you consider yourself a foodie, come here to see the provender that the top restaurants use and to buy saffron in bulk to take home.
Mercado de la Paz
Calle Ayala, 28; Calle Claudio Coello, 48
Our Rating Hours Mon–Fri 9am–8:30pm; Sat 9am–2:30pm Transportation Metro: Velázquez Phone 91-435-07-43 Web site Mercado de la Paz