Just outside the walls of Plaza Mayor, this long-dormant covered market was renovated and reopened in 2009 as a 21st-century food hall, with more than three dozen stalls housed in its wrought-iron-and-glass shell. The original 1916 market, built to evoke Paris’ Les Halles, is an impressive sight, especially at night. Upscale vendors sell a wide range of Spanish favorites—croquettes, jamón, seafood, olives, beer, and cava—and it is an enjoyable place to browse at lunchtime or in the evenings. But it does get extremely busy, and you won’t find bargains here. For more authentic Madrid markets.
Mercado de San Miguel
Plaza de San Miguel
Our Rating Hours Sun–Thurs 10am–midnight; Fri–Sat 10am–1am Transportation Metro: Opera, Sol, or Tirso de Molina. Bus: 3 or N16 Phone 91-542-49-39 Web site Mercado de San Miguel
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