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El Rastro, Madrid

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Madrid attractions like El Rastro can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I was in Madrid nearly 20 years ago and today the disappointment was really great ... poor quality stalls (shirts for nothing nice, socks, clothing stalls freak that you find everywhere and great scrap metal). Really bad.
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  • Be it indicating its name has become a set of cheap goods stalls, where to find the essence is harder everyday, where clothing from Chinese wholesalers stores have been made with a lot of local, and where survive harsh penalties which helped to give it a name. A place full of tourists who walk by his fame. This step will lose any is na's identity.
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  • Madrid trail is located near the area of ambassadors. If you haven't ever been to this trace, is certainly a good idea to spend some time looking at the amount of things that can be sold on it. We have lots of jobs and lots of people, but you can always do mean a stop for snacks in bars that exist around with great deals. Definitely a place to visit at least once if you pass by Madrid.
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  • Biggest flea market in Madrid! Lots to see, especially in the vintage section. Good to roam about and take pictures!
  • Mad mad place, but great for leather goods and unusually stylish clothes at very reasonable prices. Little bars everywhere for a quick small beer and free tapas to keep you going.
  • A huge flee market with thousands of things. You can find good deals. Definitely a place to visit for tourist if you happen to be in the city on Sunday when most of the places are closed in the morning. Time to 2:30 pm.
  • Awesome and authentic flea market of Madrid. Do not miss it if you're in Madrid onna Sunday... And discover the vibe of the bars of the neighborhood of La Latina!
  • Long stretch of clothes and tourist stalls busy on Sunday. Some interesting vintage and antique stalls. Not great for fashionable clothing. Can be crowded

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Where to stay in Madrid

The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
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