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Just add food

And wi-fi at regular intervals.

That is basically how wandering around Madrid with eldest went. He agreed to AND loved every activity and sight I chose as long as there was some sort of food involved. Which worked out just fine as Madrid, and Spain in general, really is food heaven.

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Mercado de San Miguel in particular proved to be a hit with both of us. Strolling late at night among a pleasant mix of socializing Madrilenos and over-excited Japanese tourists while munching on the many bites on offer had us occupied for hours and later on even in a hurried search for a cash machine: we actually ran out of money while our appetites were distinctly not.

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Funniest moment came when ordering the one glass of cava and I was asked if I did not want another glass for eldest. The look on his face was a mixture of pride to be mistaken for someone much older and disgust at the actual idea of drinking alcohol.

I highly recommend visiting this foodhall, just be wary of the many people waving their selfie-sticks about: such a shame to get whacked by one and making you drop that precious piece of manchego or your platter of delicious olives.

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Click here for info on Mercado de San Miguel and here for another foodhall we visited, Mercado San Antón, which has an excellent rooftop terrace and restaurant

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