April 7, 2024
Lifestyle in Madrid

Markets and gastronomy in Madrid Centro district

Madrid's Centro district can also boast a great gastronomic offer, capable of delighting the most demanding palates. Among its cobbled streets and historic buildings are some of the most emblematic markets in the Spanish capital.

San Miguel Market: An essential classic

This is one of the most famous and most visited markets in Madrid. Located in the heart of the Central District, next to the Plaza Mayor, it stands out for its architectural structure of iron and glass. Inside you can find a wide selection of gourmet products, from fresh fish and seafood to cold meats, cheeses, oils, wines and typical sweets from Madrid. It also has a wide selection of bars and restaurants inside where you can enjoy tapas and traditional dishes of the highest quality in a lively atmosphere.

San Miguel Market*

San Ildefonso Market: A cultural and gastronomic journey

Located on Calle Fuencarral, this market is the first vertical Street Food Market in Spain, in the style of the street markets that can be found in cities such as New York, London or Bangkok. It is distributed over three floors and offers a new concept of leisure, enjoyment and socialising around gastronomy, where the public, both local and foreign, will find various proposals of international cuisine of the highest quality. It also has two semi-covered terraces and a bar on each floor. In short, a cultural and gastronomic journey in a lively atmosphere in the heart of Madrid.

Mercado de San Ildefonso **

San Antón Market: A fusion of tradition and modernity

Located in Chueca, it stands out for its contemporary architecture and its modern and avant-garde approach. It is distributed over three floors, on the first floor we will find a traditional market, with a wide range of fresh produce. The first floor is made up of several showcooking stalls with a varied culinary offer, from the most traditional and traditional to international proposals. On the third and last floor we find the terrace, with a restaurant area and a bar area, where there is also an area for holding events such as exhibitions, workshops and presentations.

San Antón Market's terracev***

If we talk about restaurants, we can affirm that the offer in this area of Madrid is infinite, but we cannot fail to mention some of its most emblematic restaurants such as the haute cuisine restaurant Casa Lhardy with almost two centuries of history or the well-known Casa Lucio, of traditional cuisine, frequented by all kinds of famous public figures from social and political life, as well as national and foreign artists.

Madrid undoubtedly has a lot to offer and its charms are numerous, which is why it is considered one of the main European capitals and one of the most visited cities.

Do you want to know more about the Madrid Centro district? Then read on:

Madrid Centro (I): From historic centre to trendy neighbourhood
Madrid Centro (II): The 5 must-sees
Madrid Centro (III): Shopping‍

* Credit to: Guías Viajar

** Credit to: Arquitectura Viva

***Credit to: Madrid Film Office

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