In Spain we can enjoy eating in gastronomic spaces that have nothing to envy those of cities such as London or Paris. The following emblematic places of our cuisine demonstrate the quality of the products and the qualifications of our chefs. There are many markets that have decided to renew themselves and become authentic gastronomic luxuries, special places with a splendid location which no food lover could resist.
The first one is the Lonja de Barranco market in Seville, in the tourist center next to Triana. In the beginning it was a fish market where the pieces that were practically freshly caught were commercialized. From 1883 until now it has been renovated and transformed into the cultural and gastronomic space that it is today, with 20 stalls with a variety composed of 150 culinary proposals to enjoy exquisite tapas and desserts.
In terms of luxury markets we find San Ildefonso market in Madrid, which recently, in 2014, was reinvented, revealing an essential space for any tapas lover accompanied by excellent wines or beers. It consists of 20 stalls to taste a wide selection of tapas and dishes. It has a wide range of products, a bar on each of the three floors, and two terraces with excellent views of the capital.
Last but not least, Colón market, on Jorge Juan street, right in the center of Valencia. It is an old and emblematic market of 1916 located in a modernist building, designed by architect Francisco Mora, converted into a shopping center in 2003. In its interior you can visit independent culinary concepts and some of the most famous avant-garde restaurants in the country, like the one owned by prestigious chef Ricard Camarena.