Mercado de San Miguel
Bicycle hire plus English-language guided city tours by bicycle, by day or (Friday) night, as well as longer expeditions.
Convento del Corpus Cristi
Architecturally nondescript but culturally curious, this church hides behind sober brickwork on the western end of a quiet square. A...
Casa de los Lujanes
On the opposite side of the square from the Casa de la Villa, the 15th-century Casa de los Lujanes is Gothic in conception with a clear...
The Sherry Corner
The Sherry Corner, inside the Mercado de San Miguel, has found an excellent way to give a crash course in sherry. For €25, you get six...
A rare exception to the generally pricey and mediocre options that surround Plaza Mayor, Casa María combines professional service and a...
Plaza de San Miguel · interesting places nearby
Mercado de San Miguel information
One of Madrid’s oldest and most beautiful markets, the Mercado de San Miguel has undergone a stunning major renovation. Within the early 20th-century glass walls, the market has become an inviting space strewn with tables. You can order tapas and sometimes more substantial plates at most of the counter-bars, and everything here (from caviar to chocolate) is as tempting as the market is alive.
All the stalls are outstanding, but you could begin with the fine fishy pintxos atop mini toasts at La Casa de Bacalao (Stalls 16–17), follow it up with some jamón or other cured meats at Carrasco Guijuelo (Stall 18), cheeses at Stalls 20–21, all manner of pickled goodies at Stall 22, or the gourmet tapas of Lhardy (Stalls 61–62). There are also plenty of places to buy wine, Asturian cider and the like; at Stall 24, The Sherry Corner has sherry tastings with tapas.