Madrid is well known for its many (and even glam) markets where to eat good food at a very good price. But have you ever heard about these 3?
The San Ildefonso Market in Madrid was born with the spirit of a Street Market, inspired by those located in London or New York, as well as traditional markets, such as the one that existed in the nineteenth century with the same name. Our market is a place of passage where you can enjoy very specialized and high-quality gastronomic stalls. 20 stalls run by real experts in the product they offer.
The San Ildefonso Market distributes its spaces on three different floors where we find different arrangements and possibilities. Complementing the gastronomic stalls with three bars, one on each floor, the market also has two terraces, both semi-covered and perfect for enjoying the facilities outdoors, in the best of company and with the best atmosphere in Madrid, right between Chueca, Tribunal, and Malasaña.
The Antón Martín Market is located between Atocha and Santa Isabel streets. It has three floors, in the first two we can find fish stalls, meat, fruit and vegetables, bakeries, stalls of organic products and since a few years ago vermuterías, cafes and small restaurants with cuisine from different parts of the world. On the third floor is the Amor de Dios Flamenco Dance School.
It is located in the district of Salamanca, and has three entrances, one in Ayala street (the main one), another in Lagasca, and the last one in Claudio Coello. It was inaugurated in 1882 and one of its peculiarities is that it was built with iron material.
It is one of the most popular markets in the district and one of the most emblematic of the city. Inside, the classic iron structure of the old municipal markets and the modern and avant-garde design of its establishments have been perfectly integrated, resulting in a cozy and welcoming space where you can find from the fresh products of the daily shopping to the most select delicacies.
(And if you’re wondering where to eat at a good price in Madrid, check this out!)
By: Alessia Cuofano, University of Naples L’Orientale ’22