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The San Miguel Market reopens its doors


One of the best gastronomic markets in Europe and a must visit in the city, the Mercado de San Miguel, reopens its doors to the public. The historic market is more than 100 years old, located in the center of Madrid, next to the Plaza Mayor. One of the most touristic enclaves of the capital and one of the most awaited reopenings.

It was once an open-air space for buying and selling artisan products created by the guilds. Today, it is a place where tapas and Spanish gastronomy accompanied by the best wines are the protagonists and where all visitors are amazed by its offer, perfect for tasting products, having a drink, shopping, taking a walk or participating in some of its activities. 

The covered building was inaugurated in 1916 and built in the square where this traditional open-air market used to be held. It preserves its original iron and glass structure and is a unique example of the so-called iron architecture. It is considered an Asset of Cultural Interest in the Monument category. 

The emblematic Madrid market stands as a benchmark in showing the flavors, plurality and high quality of products and wines from all corners of Spain. Exquisite products and raw materials in menus, dishes, pinchos and traditional tapas from all its stalls that will surprise and please the most demanding palates. 

The best meat supplier in Spain, lobsters, lobster, crabs and the freshest Galician seafood, the best Iberian hams, Mediterranean rice dishes, artisan bakery and pastries, artisan and natural ice cream, special cheeses from the Basque Country, Castile and Asturias, and a host of products to take and take away. 

In the market you will find a mix between Asian food and Iberian tapas, such as bao, one of the most daring dishes or cheese boards made by hand. Tortillas and patatas bravas, tiger mussels, oysters of four types, crab -with surimi, wakame, ginger or lumpfish roe, without forgetting the famous shrimp croquettes, boletus, cod, Iberian ham or Idizábal, accompanied by the best beer, wine or vermouth, are some of the pleasures you can enjoy.

In addition to classics such as Iberian ham, salchichón, fuet, sausage, chorizo and butifarra sausage and a wide variety of seafood products - monkfish, hake, wild turbot or prawns from Sanlúcar - or more elegant dishes such as oxtail, steak tartar or pastrami. 

Culminate your gastronomic experience with a sweet touch with recipes from renowned chefs such as Jordi Roca. 

With such a varied offer, no one can resist taking a look at this market. Spend an afternoon having a drink and enjoying this treasure in the heart of Madrid. 

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