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Trip Report Madrid! - Market 'san Micuel' and oldest restaurant in the world Botin!

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A great culinary experience in the Spanish Market and dining in the Guinness oldest restaurant in the world! To see more photos, please visit http://wp.me/p5Lw9a-bK and welcome for your comments!

Strolling in the city centre of Madrid and looking for food is a fun activity – I am actually impressed by the taste and the delightful variety of Spanish cuisine: Seafood Paella, Tapas and Sangria, Iberia Ham, and Churro (like) ~ make you almost impossible to say no to all these yummy delicacies and just walking around in Madrid may surprise you in a good way.

One afternoon we wandered to a local market - Mercavo de san Micuel, not far from the Plaza Major. The market was not exceptionally big but it was well-lit by the sunlight. During lunch time, the market was packed with hungry travelers, and the food stores had made their delicacy all ready and long queues were seen everywhere. Aside from the mouth-watering Tapas, Sangria, Paella, Churros, the market has also handicraft stores, bars, ham stores..., you name it. Outside the market was a dynamic dining and relentless clubbing area. The passionate latinos would probably give you the best hangover. The market closes 12 am weekdays, and extended to 2 am weekends, no city is more ALIVE than Madrid! One of the most unforgettable finds in the market is the fresh, and delicious oysters – oysters lovers alert!

We wandered in the city drunken after a fulfilling afternoon meal, we ran into the Restaurante Botin, which was claimed by the Guinness World Record to be “The oldest restaurant in the world”. It says on the certificate, the restaurant was opened in 1725 and has been operating ever since; it even retains the original 18th century firewood oven! It was running by the Gonzalez family.

As we had just eaten, we came back the same night - luckily we were able to grab a table just walk-in with only a short wait outside. We had a jug of Sangria, and tried Cochinillo Asado – Spanish Suckling pig (NOT Chicharrón!!), which seemed to be a signature dish of the restaurant. Well, it tasted good, and we had a good time, and the experience of dining in the oldest restaurant in the world was special enough.

Thank you for visiting my blog for all the photos and comments! - http://wp.me/p5Lw9a-bK

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