Admiring the multiple colours, flavours, smells, and shapes in the different stalls of the San Miguel Market in Madrid is a pleasure for the senses. This market situated in the heart of the Spanish capital, in a plaza with no name, next to the Plaza Mayor offers to those that wander though its passages and visits its numerous stalls, a pallet of colours and a variety of exquisite delights that will not leave you disappointed.
It is the only remaining market in the Madrid with a reinforced steel structure dating back from the XX Century, and built under the supervision of the architect Alfonso Dubé and Díez who were inspired by other steel European markets in the style of the Les Halles de Paris.
After it was redesigned in 1999, it was acquired by a company interested in architecture and gastronomy. The food of San Miguel, whose aim was to resuscitate and improve the traditional activity of the Market, was based on the Boquería Market in Barcelona. Thus, they concentrated all their efforts on offering high quality products, seasonal products, advice, quality tapas, with a flexible timetable to thus renovate Madrid, and Spanish gastronomy as well as even offer international food. The other aim of the market was to participate in the Madrid agenda by organising events related to leisure and culture, to thus revitalise this old district of the city.
The San Miguel Market is a meeting place for locals and tourists every day to try pinchos (small snacks), tapas, and dishes in wine and beer bars that stay open until the early hours of the morning. Everything in this market is home made, and made with products from the market itself, in addition to exotic products such as oysters, French cheeses, Austrian cakes, cold meats, and conserves. All this to tantalise your taste-buds and stimulate your senses.
Claudia – Marketing Team