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Mercado San Miguel, Madrid

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Built in 1913 and massively renovated in 2009, Mercado San Miguel attracts visitors with its famous tapas, though there’s much more to try here, from fine caviar to delicious chocolate snacks. This indoor market is part culinary tourist attraction, part cultural center, located in the very heart of the city. Whether you’re looking to buy something specific or just browsing the tempting stalls, it’s worth a stop for the sights and smells of dried ham, fine wine, baked goodies, and other treats offered by the vendors. The entrance is easily identifiable by its ornate iron posts. Discover how to plan a Madrid trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • The Markets are great and certainly worth a visit. They do get very busy though and it’s difficult trying to find somewhere to sit. However, the food looked amazing and we tried multiple tapas, but... 
    The Markets are great and certainly worth a visit. They do get very busy though and it’s difficult trying to find somewhere to sit. However, the food looked amazing and we tried multiple tapas, but...  more »
  • Decided to give it a try with our two young sons for a small meal and some drinks. A lot of different food vendors in a small space, pretty crowded midday during the week. Food was okay and drinks... 
    Decided to give it a try with our two young sons for a small meal and some drinks. A lot of different food vendors in a small space, pretty crowded midday during the week. Food was okay and drinks...  more »
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  • An incredibly fun spot with such a wide variety of high quality food! I don’t think it matters what you’re hungry for, you’ll find something to satisfy you here. Even if you’re not looking for food, walking through is a fun way to overview Madrid’s general culinary scene. The whole market is huge, and you’ll have to walk through a couple loops if you want to get a good idea of all the options (which I recommend doing anyways). Definitely bustling and a bit crowded, I’d definitely say it can be a bit overwhelming and you’ll struggle to locate a good spot to eat your food inside. Although not impossible, it’s definitely easier with a group who can spread out to locate an open area - and once you have one, keep it!
  • I heard good feedback about this place but still came out with an excellent impression having high expectations, to begin with. The choice of food is fantastic. You can find lunch, dinner tapas and breakfast churros or a different pastry here. The place is lovely and has an excellent design. The lighting emphasizes the bright, colourful food experience—lots of places to stop and have a meal without anyone crashing you. I also found the site not very crowded, making the whole thing even more pleasant. Here are a few practical tips: - you want to try everything there, slow down - there is a limit to what you can eat. Try ordering just a few pieces from a place - more expensive does not mean better. Some cheaper tapas impressed me more - don’t be afraid to try things. You might be surprised - keep a count: small things add up. You won’t notice as you’ll spend more than 50 euros. With all that, I hope you will still love the place as I did on my trip.

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