Mercado Municipal de San Fernando

A popular market with a large central skylight

The Market of San Fernando was inaugurated in 1944 and is the work of the architect Casto Fernández-Shaw. Located in Calle Embajadores in the Lavapiés neighbourhood, it is a building with a simple layout, distributed over three floors built on concrete with façades that are a mixture of brick and granite.

The monumental nature of the outer façade was retained after the refurbishment that was carried out in 1998, as were the towers that end in spires, and the granite staircase.

The first trading floor features an open central courtyard of some 200 square metres from which the various stalls are distributed in corridors, dominated by an impressive skylight. The basements are notable, as are the views from the roof of the building and the graffiti that adorns the loading dock.

It currently integrates traditional market stalls, alternative shops with catering services and modern bars.

Updated: 11/05/2023

Useful information

Conditions and availability

Restricted times subject to normal uses.
Possibility of filming at night and on weekends with extra costs.
Monday is the most viable day for film shootings.
Fees are adjusted to each project.

Permit procedure

Estimated time needed to process the application: 15 days.

Features and facilities

Private parking with access to the facilities.
A service lift is available.
Difficult for shooting with direct sound.
Extra spaces are available for production.



Departamento Comunicación del Mercado
+34 659 273 865

Calle de Embajadores 41,
28012 Madrid

Distrito: 01 Centro

Images: Mercado de San Fernando / City of Madrid Film Office


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