If you’re looking for a way to feel like a local in a foreign city, a single visit to one of its local markets will get you there. Madrid is home to quite a few, and here are some of the best markets you should explore in the Spanish capital.
Mercado de San Miguel
Madrid’s most popular market is located a short work away from Plaza Mayor, and it’s one of the city’s must-see spots. This gastronomic market is a true monument of Spanish cuisine and it welcomes millions of visitors every year.
Mercado de la Paz
This historic market has been around for almost 150 years, and it’s the perfect place to shop for everything from local produce to gourmet foods.
Mercado de San Ildefonso
One of the most modern markets in Madrid, Mercado de San Ildefonso covers three floors, filled with 20 highly-specialized gastronomy stalls. There are also several cocktail bars on the premises, and the venue often hosts cultural and gastronomical events.
Mercado de Vallehermoso
If you enjoy markets with a vintage feel, you shouldn’t miss this local market with over 60 stalls featuring a careful selection of affordable quality produce, meat, seafood, and more.