The Mercado San Ildefonso, opened as recently as 2014, is a great example of the fabulous synthesis between tradition and modernity that is currently rippling through the capital. Located on the super-central Calle de Fuencarral which straddles the achingly hip neighbourhoods of Chueca and Malasaña, Mercado San Ildefonso is surrounded by bars, boutiques and bodegas, producing an eclectic, vibrant atmosphere – the happy confluence of many ‘good-time’ variables!