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The must-see markets of Madrid

Madrid is a city full of monuments and places of great artistic and cultural interest. And the passage of centuries in history has left an indelible mark on the capital of Spain. However, not many people know much about the the fabulous markets that are hidden here and, undoubtedly, these are a must for all who come to spend a few days there. Therefore, we will dedicate this article to talk about the most important markets. 

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Mercado de San Miguel

We could not make a list of markets without talking about Mercado de San Miguel. Located in the plaza of the same name, ie, in the heart of the capital of Spain and close to famous landmarks such as the Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, the building is still standing, despite the reforms it suffered in 2009, nevertheless its cast iron metal structure has always characterised it. It has a huge number of stalls where you can buy meat, fish and cosmetic products.

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(Photo: Mercado San Miguel by © Juan Antonio Flores Segal)

Mercado de San Ildefonso

Located at number 57 on Fuencarral Street, the Mercado de San Ildefonso is presented as a modern urbanite space that offers a leisure concept inspired by the British and American 'street food market'. Therefore, the atmosphere leaves room for socialising among those who come to enjoy it.

The posts are part of this market and are small in size, offering food to taste right there. It also has several courtyards with great charm. Definitely a very chic urbanite place.

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(Photo: Marcado de San Ildefonso by © magazinespain)

Mercado de San Anton

It is located at 24 Augusto Figueroa Street, ie, in the Madrid district of Chueca. Its main attraction is to mix tradition with modernity, a fact that does not go unnoticed as you walk through its doors. And it is for this reason that you can buy plenty of food products inside, from sausages to delicatessen that come from Asia.

This market consists of three floors. The first one is intended for the sale of food products, while the second has many positions where you can enjoy a beer and tapas. Also, the third is a large terrace restaurant in which, if you wish, you can ask them to cook the products you've bought. 

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(Photo: Marcado de San Antón by by © Leeturtle)

Platea Madrid

This market ranks high and some years ago, belonged to the popular Cine Carlos III, ie, is located between number 5 and 7 Goya Street. It can accommodate about 1,000 people and its interior was decorated by the prestigious Lazaro Rosa Violán. It has a total of five posts and is divided into two very different places, 'Platea Dulce' and 'Platea Salada'.

The 'Plataea Dulce' section is managed by the great chef Alejandro Montes, who specialises in making pastries. For its part, 'Plataea Salada' is the ideal place to enjoy tapas based on both the typical cuisine of Madrid and from all other countries of the world.

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(Photo: © by Platea Madrid)

El Huerto de Lucas

This is the most environmentally friendly of all markets and a must see in the city of Madrid. Also located in the district of Chueca and, in particular, on number 13 San Lucas Street, you will find completely organic products of the highest quality for sale. Therefore, despite having the appearance of a traditional market, inside, you will find the finest posts and establishments. It is possible to buy fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, as well as cosmetic and health products and, ultimately, almost anything you can imagine.

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(Photo: © by

Mercado de Moncloa

Arcipreste Street belongs to the neighbourhood of Chamberí and is a new, innovative and exciting place where food acts as a perfect nexus for socialisation. Its first floor is dedicated to national and Italian products, while on the second floor you can find American and Japanese products as well as wine. The last floor of this building has a magnificent restaurant, with gourmet menu offering delicious foods for only €10. In addition, from Thursday to Sunday, many interesting exhibitions, festivals, book presentations and concerts are organised in this market.

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Undoubtedly, these markets are a must for anyone residing in Madrid or those who simply go there to spend a few days. In addition, they are located in emblematic places, which are lively with a great atmosphere. It is no wonder you are interested in renting, buying or selling an apartment nearby. If so, please contact Engel & Völkers real estate Madrid, we will be happy to assist you in everything you need.

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