Discover Madrid's Secrets Through The Eyes Of a Local
Markets In Madrid
► Where to indulge in local produce?
1. Mercado De San Miguel
An indoor, luxurious food market in central Madrid that has become a symbol of tapas enthusiasts. There are dozens of tapas stalls in the market that were established in 1916, including cheese, oysters, seafood, paella, alcoholic beverages and more. The prices are high for the city but the quality is excellent.
Opening Hours: Mid Week 10:00—21:00, Weekends 10:00—01:00
2. Mercado de San Antón
The San Anton Market is a vibrant urban market located in a four-story building in the heart of the colorful Chueca neighborhood. The market stalls are on the first and second floors and on the third floor there is a great restaurant. Among the tempting stalls you will find fruits, cakes, pastries, meats and fish.
Opening Hours: Every day 10:00—00:00
3. Mercado de Barceló
The Barceló Market is a local market located between the Malasania and Chueca neighborhoods, it offers a variety of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, seafood, flowers, plants, clothing and footwear. The market is indoors and is suitable for those who want to experience what a more authentic, high level local market is.
Address: Calle Barceló, 6, 28004 Madrid
Opening Hours: 09:00—14:30 and 17:30—20:30 (closed on Sundays).
4. El Rastro de Madrid
The El Restro flea market has been the highlight of the La Latina neighborhood for over 400 years. The market used to be a meat market but today you can walk among the dozens of booths featuring oriental clothing and jewelry, antiques, old books, fake soccer brands, leather boots and furs.
After the market closes at 3pm, all the restaurants and bars in the adjacent streets will be filled with thousands of people who go out to drink wine and dine at local restaurants.
Opening Hours: Sunday from 09:00—15:00
5. Mercado de la Cebada
The La Cebada market, which is famous for its seafood stands, is located in the center of the La Latina neighborhood and has operated since 1958. The market has two floors and it houses mainly fish and seafood stalls, but these are not the only things on offer. On weekends the whole market is filled with young people who share plastic plates loaded with seafood delicacies accompanied by drinks. The recommended day for a visit is Saturday.
Opening Hours: 09:00—14:00 and 17:00—20:30
6. Mercado Platea Madrid
A gourmet food market located in the upscale Salamanca neighborhood, near Colon Square. At this 5,800 square feet market you can find gourmet tapas stands with world food in ambiance of a huge luxury restaurant with a pampering atmosphere. The venue, which is designed like a music box, is three stories high and above the dining tables there is a huge stage with DJ playing electronic music to lift the atmosphere.
Address: Calle de Goya, 5, 7, 28001 Madrid
Opening Hours: 12:00—00:30, Weekends until 2:30