Madrid’s unmissable street markets

By | 16 May, 2023 | 0 comments

Madrid’s street markets are full of charm. Regardless of their size or location, they all attract crowds of visitors, curious onlookers and fans of the unusual and being outdoors.

Here is a list of the essential street markets that you should visit at least once in your life:

  1. Mercadillo de Majadahonda. Majadahonda is a town in the north-west of the capital, on the road to La Coruña. In the old town, on a lively pedestrian street perpendicular to the Gran Vía, you will find this street market, where you can buy fashion, fruit and vegetables, flowers or even lampshades. It has become very popular in recent years, and it is always packed to the rafters, with many well-known people attending. It takes place every Tuesday and Saturday.
  1. Mercado de Motores. Held on the second weekend of each month. The old railway station is home to this market, which has a wide range of original crafts with something for everyone. You won’t want to leave without buying something.
  2. Mercado de Productores. Formerly located in Matadero, now on Avda. del Planetario, it is held on the first and third Sundays of the month, from 10 am to 4 pm. It offers a wide range of organic products from local producers in a kind of farm-to-table event. You can also make the most of your visit and eat at one of the stalls, and don’t miss the chance to take the family, as it’s a very interesting activity for the little ones. It is also held at Alcobendas and Valdebebas.
  3. Mercado de las Flores de Vogue This flower market is based on the magazine that gives it its name. There are usually two editions a year, around summer and Christmas, so don’t miss out! The whole Jorge Juan area, in the Salamanca neighbourhood, particularly at the top of the avenue, is filled with colour and fragrance in an event that is not to be missed.

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