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El Rastro, Madrid

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Flea Market Shopping
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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  • Definitely a place to see if visiting Madrid on a Sunday. Like all good markets, there are plenty of locals getting their sundries here, as well as tourists looking for the memorable affordable souven...  more »
  • Only on Sundays! If you're visiting Madrid on a Sunday, make time to visit. Compares to the 51st Street Festival in Manhattan, NYC. However, larger in size and vendors! No haggling for prices was my e...  more »
  • This Sunday market has something for everyone....new clothing, artisanal accessories, inexpensive clothing and accessories, flea market, household goods and old things. It seems as if all of Madrid vi...  more »
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  • Not really for tourists. Vendors will offer outrageous prices and aren't really interested in selling to you. Very crowded. Bring your own lunch. Enjoy the street musicians.
  • Pretty standard flee market. There are tons of vendors and some nice places to snack in restaurants that border the vendors. If you're on a tight schedule, I would skip it.
  • Very great big open market, it goes for long. Lots of people in the weekend, nice old, vintage original stuff, even vintage clothing and furniture and all kind of things, lots of good finds for collectors of old stuff. Coins, old photos, toys, posters. And great traditional food as well, street shows, music. A must in Madrid.
  • Fun although very touristy experience. There's no need to buy anything but there's quite a lot of stuff available so it is quite possible that you'll leave the market with at least something. Bring cash in smaller notes. Contrary to what you might think of an internationally famous market there really isn't a lot cultural products bring sold here. There's loads of poorly printed music and movie merch she lots of Indian style blankets and carpets.
  • One of the largest flea markets in Madrid. Good to walk around, have a look to ramdon stuff and enjoy a drink in one of the bars near by. Totally recommendable for locals and tourists.