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El Rastro, Madrid
(3.3/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
There’s something for everyone at El Rastro, an outdoor flea market where vendors offer new and used goods from knickknacks to furniture. There are even specialized areas, such as Calle Fray Ceferino Gonzales, or street of the birds, where domestic animals and birds are sold. Calle San Cayetano, street of the painters, sells paintings, drawings, and art supplies, and Calle Carnero offers old, rare, and collectible books. The site has been featured in several movies, books, and songs. To visit El Rastro on your holiday in Madrid, and find out what else Madrid has to offer, use our Madrid itinerary maker.
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  • When ever my husband and I holiday in Europe we seem to stumble upon flea markets where we look for special gifts for friends. When I read about El Rastro I couldn't believe my luck that we would be i...  more »
  • Them Sunday, the neighborhood the Latin of Madrid is dressed of gala and is prepares to receive to hundreds of visitors in the trace Madrid. The extension of the exhibitors is huge. They are scattered through several streets around the Plaza de Cascorro, tanners and the ambassadors streets Bank Street. It is recommended to go by Metro or bus, since the movement of private vehicles is restricted. You can find everything. Since objects of second hand to offerings from the neighbouring shops at street stalls. The Center which houses furniture, carvings and sculptures of second hand is particularly attractive. There you can find pieces of great value at unbelievable prices. Ride for all morning, is open from 9 to 15. Nearby bars allow refuel in the middle of the visit and extend meal time. Ideal to go with calm, alone or as a couple. The atmosphere is quiet but tumultuous. The hustle and bustle is not annoying and in general, the people contribute to ensure a smooth far and wide circulation. Is a visit different that allows you to know a part of the idiosyncrasy local and the culture.
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  • Slight disappointment, I really expected a antique market particular instead a simple Sunday market as it does around the world. Definitely very large and very busy. Don't recommend it.
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  • Famous market in the centre of the city, get there early as it fills up very quickly. Lot of places to eat around the area. Haggle and you will get the bargains.
  • The typical place to go in Madrid on a Sunday. The typical place to go when go are looking for something unusual, whether it's first or second hand. And a great place to see a great bands that plays there every Sunday: Jingle Django! They are awesome!
  • A great way to spend a Sunday! Keep your wallet zipped into your jacket, though! It's crowded there!
  • Great clothes and other items at reasonable prices. Obviously crowded but still a fun way to spend your Sunday.
  • Authentic Madrileño experience. Huge flea market where you can buy antiques and knick -knacks. Not to mention the multitude of bats selling grilled sardines, tapas and the traditional Madrid sandwich with calamari rings. As every person will tell you- beware of pickpockets and verify any "new" electronics like chargers that you might buy