Markets of Madrid

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Honors Spanish Language & Culture

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Jessica Kehoe

For one of this week's cultural activities, students visited two of Madrid's Markets, Mercado de San Miguel and Mercado Barceló.

San Miguel, once a traditional style market where Madrileños would grocery shop, is now full of stands where you can buy tapas, jamón, ice cream, and much more. It's become a staple on every tourist's travel itinerary, and is a great place to hang out and socialize with friends.

Barceló on the other hand, has maintained a more traditional ambiance. The bottom two floors remain full of fruit, vegetable, meat, and fish stands, and the top floor has a few stands with preprepared food and a seating area to hang out with friends. 

The students really enjoyed seeing first-hand how some of the markets of Madrid are changing and becoming more modern.