Madrid Markets: The Best Mercados In The Spanish Capital!

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Are you a market lover like I am? I love going to markets everywhere I go. I love seeing the hustle and bustle of local vendors and shoppers and getting my snack on. One of my favorite things about staying somewhere for an extended period of time is visiting a ton of different places and being able to share my favorites. If you’re planning to visit the Spanish capital, definitely visit at least one if not a few of these Madrid markets!

Now for the best Madrid Markets! 

Mercado San Miguel

This market is probably the most popular market in Madrid and definitely one of my favorites. I went here back in 2011 and a handful of times this past visit (2016). I went here during a food tour with Devour Madrid, with visiting friends from out of town, with locals, and even on a date. Come here and try everything!

 


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Mercado San Miguel

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Snack time!

Madrid Food Tours - Mercado San Miguel Vermut | www.rtwgirl.com

Sipping on some local vermouth



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Mercado San Anton

Another popular mercado is Mercado San Anton in the Chueca neighborhood. It is a multi-level market where vendors sell everything from produce to Spanish specialties. When the weather is nice definitely check out the rooftop bar!

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Mercado de San Anton Madrid | www.rtwgirl.com

Croquetas of course!

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Mercado San Ildefonso

A cool young vibe kind of market with vendors selling prepared food as well as a bar up top. This 3 story Madrid market is located in the Malasana area. I’m a fan!!

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Photo courtesy of Flickr

Mercado San Ildefonso | www.rtwgirl.com

Photo courtesy of Flickr

Mercado San Ildefonso | www.rtwgirl.com

Photo courtesy of Flickr

El Rastro

El Rastro is one of the most popular Madrid markets. It’s a flea market that happens every Sunday and public holiday and is located near the La Latina metro station. I’m not a big shopper when I travel but I definitely love people watching!

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El Rastro | www.rtwgirl.com

Mercado de la Paz

Mercado de la Paz is more of a neighborhood market and you may not care to visit but it was my local mercado while I was staying in the Salamanca area. It was about a block and a half away so I definitely frequented this market the most. My favorites in the market were the health food stall where I bought things like probiotics after getting sick in Morocco and Casa Dani for the best tortilla in the city!

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Tortilla - 24 Hours In Madrid | www.rtwgirl.com

Yummmm! The tortilla inside Casa Dani in Mercado de la Paz!

Mercado de Diseño and Matadero Madrid

Matadero was formerly the meatpacking district in Madrid and is located in the Arganzuela area of the city. It has now been converted into a mixed-use space with galleries, restaurants, and more. I went here a couple of times and on one Saturday I came across a food truck festival as well as a market with vendors selling eyeglasses, clothes, jewelry and more. It’s called Mercado de Diseño. I went here right before Christmas so it was somewhat perfect for shopping for gifts!

Matadero Madrid | www.rtwgirl.com

Matadero Madrid | www.rtwgirl.com

Matadero Madrid | www.rtwgirl.com

French Fry Salad at Matadero Madrid | www.rtwgirl.com

I may have eaten a salad inside a French fry bowl

At The Matadero | www.rtwgirl.com

At an art installation inside the Matadero

Mercado de Motores

A very very cool market in Madrid that happens once a month on the weekends is Mercado de Motores. It takes place in the Railway Museum or Museo del Ferrocarril right beside Delicias Metro Station. At the market, you can buy food, prepared food, gifts, clothing, and vintage items. I love this market and was able to visit twice while I was in Madrid.

Mercado de Motores | www.rtwgirl.com

Mercado de Motores | www.rtwgirl.com
Mercado de Motores | www.rtwgirl.com

Mercado de Motores | www.rtwgirl.com

Mercado de Motores | www.rtwgirl.com

What are your favorite Madrid markets? 



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Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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