As you are in holiday in the Spanish capital, you must spend a little bit of your time going to traditional markets of Madrid to be confronted to the culture and the habits of the inhabitants of Madrid.

And among those traditional markets, the Rastro Market in Madrid got to be the most famous one. It is opened on Sundays and on bank holidays. The backbone of this open air flea market is the Ribera de Curtidores Street. In this market, you can buy any kinds of stuff: new and second-hand books and clothes, movies, curiosities, handicrafts and much more…

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Not far from there, on the Plaza Mayor, you can enjoy tapas at the San Miguel Market in Madrid (one of the most traditional places of the city). So if you book an accommodation in Madrid centre you might go there a few times because the gastronomic offer is very large and of an excellent quality.

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Another famous market is the San Anton Market of Madrid in the Chueca Neighborhood. This one has a long tradition and if at the beginning it was an open air market, it is now situated in a building located at 24 Augusto Figueroa under the name of Nuevo Mercado de San Antón in Madrid. There you can eat meals from all over the world and buy ingredients of very high quality to cook at home.

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A good alternative to discover the main markets of Madrid is to look for apartments in Madrid city centre and to enjoy your time in a fully equipped apartment with more privacy than in a hotel.

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