There haven't been any big renovations, but we've seen this market changing bit by bit over time whenever new stalls come and go. The demand for markets like this is obvious in Madrid. Those not wanting to get in their cars to go shopping look for places like San Fernando, not only to find fresh goods, but to also eat at the bars and cafés, and attend courses, lectures and exhibitions. One of the things we love about San Fernando is that it remains true to its core, hipster and simple, like the neighbourhood it inhabits.
Sure San Fernando has traditional meat, fish, fruit, and vegetable stalls, but the market also boasts an excellent brewery where you can buy all kinds of craft and import beers. There's also a bakery with a smell so divine that you can’t help but buy something, stalls to buy legumes according to their weight (like in the old days!), crafts made of recycled leather, Greek and Japanese food stalls, and three bookshops (one of them even sells books according to their weight). The market is very open and diverse. You can find organised workshops, cooking classes with products featured in the market, plays, dance performances and DJ sessions on Fridays to kick off the weekend.
|Venue name:||Mercado de San Fernando|
|Opening hours:||Mon 9am-2pm, 5.30pm-9pm; Tue-Thu 9am-9pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-5pm|
|Transport:||Embajadores (M: L3), Lavapiés (M: L3)|