Walking trough the streets of Madrid’s downtown I discover a wrought iron and crystal structure. Inside its full of food stalls that sale all sort of dishes: paella, Iberian ham, pintxos, sushi, burgers, cheese, seafood, oysters and a variety of wines, beers and cocktails. The atmosphere is joyful and lively. All sorts of people are enjoying themselves, from Japanese tasting Iberian ham to Argentinians drinking vermouth.
The San Miguel Market is the last wrought iron market left in Madrid. In 2016 it will celebrate its 100th birthday and it’s considered a Monument of Cultural Interest by Madrid’s City Hall. Madrid has numerous markets that range from the typically old fashioned to the luxurious and modern. I’ll talk about some of them in future posts.