Eating out in Madrid
Having borne witness to everything from royal proclamations and celebrations to executions, Madrid’s Plaza Mayor is an emblem of the city, championed by the Habsburg dynasty.
Located by the Plaza Mayor, in the heart of the area known as ‘The Madrid of the Habsburgs’, the San Miguel market is a must for foodies.
Vintage furniture, antiques, second-hand clothes, books… Whatever you’re looking for you will find it at El Rastro, Madrid’s oldest and most popular flea market.
Cosmopolitan and modern, the Chueca district is buzzing whatever the hour. The neighbourhood is ideal for shopping, dinner or enjoying the nightlife on offer.
This district in the centre of Madrid, said to have once been the city’s Jewish quarter, is today home to over 88 different nationalities, and a unique melting pot of cultures, art, and gastronomy.
The district that spawned the Movida Madrileña is now home to hipster barbers, alternative shops and veggie restaurants, while still preserving its classic bars.
La Latina, with its medieval past and maze-like streets, is the perfect neighbourhood for sampling Madrid’s long-standing tradition of going out for a vermouth.
If the traveller puts in the effort, a walk through the Barrio de las Letras could transport them, at least symbolically, back to Madrid’s Golden Age.
Since its renovation and reopening in 2011, the San Antón Market has become the epicentre of good gastronomy in the Chueca area of Madrid.