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This is the Mercado de San Miguel, historic iron architecture building

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Facade of the San Miguel Market next to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid

During your walk through the historic center of Madrid, Next to the Main Square you will find a building that will catch your attention: the San Miguel Market.

Located between the San Miguel Cava and the little one San Miguel square, this market will arouse a double interest, which makes it a place to visit in your trip to Madrid.

On the one hand, the beauty of the building and its historical value, because it is the last market built in iron that still remains in Madrid.

Reflection in the glass of the facade of the San Miguel Market in Madrid

And on the other, the attractiveness of its internal offer, a proposal already quite common in the big European cities, in line with the traditional ones Saluhall from the Nordic countries, with the mix of traditional food market and tapas area of ​​succulent culinary specialties.

San Miguel Market History

He San Miguel Market in Madrid, as you will see now, is the result of a deep remodeling realized at the beginning of this century and finished in May 2009.

Actually the San Miguel Market it was originally built in 1916, in a space that since the thirteenth century was occupied by a church, that of San Miguel de los Octoes, which was destroyed by a fire in 1790.

Night view of the San Miguel Market in Madrid next to the Plaza Mayor

From then on, that space began to be used for aperishable food market, with a great popular atmosphere and an accumulation of stalls.

Years later, at the end of the 19th century, within the framework of the urban reorganization plans of the city, the disappearance of the stalls and their replacement by a covered market were raised.

In fact, in Madrid several had already been built markets with iron structures, following the architectural trends of the moment.

That was the case, for example, of the markets of the Mostenses and the Barley, of 1875, the last of these characteristics that were demolished (except that of San Miguel) at the end of the last century.

Facade of the San Miguel Market next to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid

The design of the San Miguel Market was commissioned to the architect Alfonso Dubé and Díez, and its construction was completed in 1916.

The important remodeling that has been carried out recently, and that has kept the market closed for ten years, has been aimed at fully respect the original structure of the building, given its cultural interest.

Facade of the San Miguel Market next to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid

But above all, the concept has been changed of the same, following the example of Boqueria Market from Barcelona, combining the sale of quality perishable products with the offer of gastronomic tastings.

The end result is a gastronomic center Highly recommended for those who visit Madrid.

Pictures San Miguel market

As an advance to your visit, here are more Photos of the San Miguel Market in Madrid.






























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