Madrid’s Must-See New Old Market This Summer


This week the NYT drops by what’s got to be near the top of any list of things to see while visiting Madrid: the newly reopened Mercado San Miguel, the city’s mecca for food junkies and people watchers, as well as a top destination for travelers hoping to join in on a tradition since 1916.

Home to 33 vendors ranging from fresh fruit to tapas, the market stays open until 2 a.m. from Thursday through Saturday for the notoriously late Spanish diners. As if you were going to be sleeping at 1 a.m. in Madrid anyway.

Published on July 28, 2009