Food and Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

If there’s a place I love to visit when I’m in a city {apart from museums and monuments} is: markets! Secondhand book markets, secondhand markets, food markets, any kind of market!

In Madrid we have a few markets worth visiting, one of them is the Mercado de San Miguel, localed in the Plaza de San Miguel and very very near of the Plaza Mayor. This market is the only one with a structure made of iron that has survived in Madrid. Originally, it was in the open air and in 1835 a project was made by Joaquín Henri to cover it, but it wasn’t until 1916, and by another architect: Alfonso Dubé y Díez, that it was finally covered. It was closed for a long time while making restoration works and finally, in 2009, it re-opened again with a new life but keeping that air of the first years of the century.

I love the structure of this market, with its iron pillars so common at the turn of the century. This time I didn’t take photos of the exterior with the pillars and the new glasses, but I promise I’ll do it and post them!

But… what’s a food market without food?? Here a few {and delicious} examples.

{I also forgot to take note of the names of the stands where I made the pics… Might be the incredible food all around me}

{Chocolate and framboise tarts}

{Chocolates and truffles}

{Olives and more olives!}

{Red peppers}

{Different types of cheese}


One thought on “Food and Madrid: Mercado de San Miguel

  1. Pingback: So yummy: sweets | the hat of the mad

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