San Ildefonso Market, Malasaña’s new food palace

Mercado de San Ildefonso by Naked Madrid, Madrid's best food market on calle Fuencarral

Mercado del San Ildefonso, a three-story food emporium, has just opened on calle Fuencarral, 57, in Madrid’s trendy area of Malasaña. Its open architecture and urban design are so cool that I think this market is already looking as good, if not better than Madrid’s other amazing food markets–Mercado de San Antón and Mercado de San Miguel. Here’s a look!

As you enter you find food stalls and a few stools. And then… 

Mercado de San Ildefonso by Naked Madrid, Madrid's best food markets

Mercado de San Ildefonso by Naked Madrid, Madrid's best food market on calle Fuencarral
As you walk up to the second floor, you’ll find a cozy outdoor seating area sandwiched between the market’s neighbouring buildings.

Mercado de San Ildefonso by Naked Madrid

On this floor you can delight in little food stalls serving up simple dishes, such as croquettes, meat skewers, seafood and more. At the tables you can look up to see beams, lights and windows.

Mercado de San Ildefonso by Naked Madrid

Mercado de San Ildefonso by Naked Madrid, Madrid's best food market on calle Fuencarral

Mercado de San Ildefonso by Naked MadridMercado de San Ildefonso by Naked Madrid, Madrid's best food markets

On the top floor there’s a full bar which also gives you views to the floors down below. You’ve just gotta go!

Mercado de San Ildefonso by Naked Madrid, Madrid's best food markets

Here’s the facade, since it’s not as pretty on the outside, we’ve saved this photo for last…

Mercado de San Ildefonso by Naked Madrid, Madrid's best food market on calle Fuencarral

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Address: c/ Fuencarral, 57
Metro: Gran Vía and Tribunal

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5 Comments

  • June 8, 2014

    Laura Leahu

    cool!!!

  • June 8, 2014

    Laura Leahu

    cool!!!

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