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El Rastro, Madrid

(3.3/5 based on 950+ 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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  • El Rastro is an open-air market and a must-see if you are in Madrid on Sundays. I love visiting little local markets, but El Rastro is huge and suggested by all the Madrid tourist guides...Was I going...  more »
  • The trail of something great Madrid, although it is true that face at noon it is difficult to walk people, that is why I recommend to go soon. There is everything although they have changed many things of yesteryear in part maintains its essence. You can't go Madrid trail without taking you a well chilled beer with a lid of snails, most typical to visit cascorro! To enjoy.
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  • Not sure if this large flea market is as crowded every Sunday, but on our visit, all the various streets were packed to the rim, with a huge variety of merchandise on show, ranging from replica shirts...  more »
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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