Madrid – Barrio Salamanca – Food Shopping

 

Best market in Madrid

One of the best things about Barrio Salamanca is the Mercado de La Paz which is only four blocks away from the Hotel Centro at 28 Calle Ayala (also hard-to-see side entrances on Calle Lagasca and Calle Coello).

Time Out says that La Boulette, the cheese store there, has the largest cheese selection in Spain with over 400 varieties.

La Boulette

Please see my ‘Buying Cheese in Spain’ post for more info. There are plenty of other fresh veg and charcuterie stalls in the market, and good tapas bars where you can sit outside at the Calle Ayala side of the market.

cake shop at Mercado de la Paz

For a spot of wine shopping, head two blocks north from the market to Lavinia www.lavinia.com at 16 Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset which apparently has the biggest wine selection in Europe. See my ‘Eating in Castellana’ post for a review of their restaurant.

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Salamanca can be divided in to six wards all of which are walkable from from Goya as it’s the most central. For lots more restaurants, please see my other posts for Goya and also Recoletes, Castellana and Lista in Salamanca , and also posts on El Retiro and Ibiza which are in the Retiro district to the south of Salamanca. Map of Barrio Salamanca here.

Pics uploaded April 2011, May 2012 and Feb 2017.

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