The Mercado de San Miguel is located in a remarkable turn- of-the-20th-century building which seems somewhat out of place among the stone and mortared buildings that surround it. In Madrid even those paths most heavily trod by guidebook-toting package tour groups are also home to living and breathing city dwellers, fashionable and otherwise. That delicate balance of commerce and fashion, tourism and daily life, meets just outside the walls of Plaza Mayor, San Miguel market. You can actually go and buy good fruits, cheese (more than 100 different varieties) and fish among others things… you can also have oysters with a glass of wine while reading a book bought in the library recently opened inside the place.
Mercado de San Miguel,Madrid. – Images by Biniam Ghezai