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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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  • One big HUGE flea market which extends down several roads. We got there early at 9:30am and by 11am, it was just a wall of people. You can find most anything there or in one of the side streets by the...  more »
  • You will not tire of walking through its streets, (which are uphill), and will be able to go back in time with its antiques! Although there is a diversity of products of yesterday and today. Things new and second hand, sure you find what you are looking for and you have several options to make a gift or take some souvenir! The little ones (and not so kids), may be changing its collections of baseball cards! And if you get hungry, you have bars in the area. I recommend it 100%!
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  • Open every Sunday, this market is one of the largest in Europe where the people of Madrid will stroll in the middle of tourists between 9 and 15 hours. There is everything in a buzz sound and you can also eat sardines on grilled in a few adjacent streets. It is exotic but better to go early because there is really a lot of people.
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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