Mercado San Miguel
Situated off the stately Plaza Mayor, Mercado San Miguel was founded over a hundred years ago and reopened in 2009 after extensive restoration. The wrought-iron and glass structure is packed with takeaway stalls and tapas bars, where you’ll rub shoulders with stylish Madrileños as well as foodie travellers. Visit Basque specialist Amaiketako and tuck into their tuna, anchovy and piparra chilli pepper salad, sample one of the Spanish capital’s best burgers at Raza Nostra, which justifiably refers to itself as the “temple of meat”, or choose from more than two hundred vinos and sherries on offer at Pinkleton & Wine. Shopping and snacking doesn’t get much classier than this.