Learning Spanish in Madrid has many advantages. For example, in addition to its incredible history, streets and shops, Madrid has many other attractions. Walking through the different streets of the city, you will notice that there are many gourmet markets. Some are permanent, while others are pop-up. You can take advantage of the break from your Spanish classes in Madrid to get something delicious to eat at some of these markets.
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Possibly the best known market in Madrid is the Mercado de San Miguel. Built in 1916, one can see still it’s original historical structure.
At the turn of the century, the market was losing importance as a business, resulting in several businessmen purchasing it in order to give it new life. This is how this delicious market was born, located in the heart of Madrid, very close to Plaza Mayor. It is now one of the most frequented sites for tourists and Spaniards alike.
The San Antón Market is located in the Plaza de Antón Martín. This market is also well known and simply has to be included in this article. If you have some free time and want to rest from your Spanish course, you can get closer to this incredible market. The market hosts international gastronomic events, film presentations, theatrical productions, flashmobs.
The market of San Ildefondo is also one of the best known of Madrid. It is located on Calle Fuencarral. It is now more commonly known as the Street Market Food of Malasaña. It has three floors and 18 stalls where you can choose various types of food. This modern building with an industrial decor also has a patio on the second floor with an urban garden. There is also an area for cocktails!
To finish our list of some of the best known gourmet markets in Madrid, one has to include the Barceló Market, located in the Malasaña district. It is a new building and has four floors. In it you will find different stalls, with products available both to buy and eat. On the second floor is the 'Malasaña Market', a totally different and unique space where you can enjoy the true sense of craftsmanship.
Take the opportunity to take a break from your Spanish classes in Madrid and enjoy a cold beer and a bite to eat in one of these markets.