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El Rastro, Madrid

3.5
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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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  • It was really a large market with different character. First we came to a street full of salesmen of touristic objects, clothes, sarongs, bags, etc. very similar to all markets throughout Europe. Then the character was changed and it went over to an antique market. Many antique shops in the area place objects outside their shops and are well paid for antiques. We lacked private salesmen when it was only professional salesmen here. There was no bargain for us but cozy to have visited this gigantic market.
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  • if you want different Sunday morning shopping experience el Rastro is a great place to go you will find a lot of things a souvenir in good price in the open air  more »
  • Vintage market every Sunday morning with lots of visitors and dealers throughout the neighborhood. Atmosphere assured
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  • Very busy street market! Every sunday sellers mount their stands and offer a variety of goods: clothes, antiquities, accessories, ornaments, even esoteric stuff! The shops and bars nearby are open and add value to tour visit. Looking for something original at a unbeatable price? This is your place! Watch out for your belongings and wallets: there are many policemen and it is an overall very safe place, but caution is advised.
  • Great market, lots of products but mostly imports. Huge selection of t-shirts, phone cases and accessories. The place itself is beautiful, lots of greenery and nice people. Unfortunately no street food but many restaurants nearby. Really recommend looking around, don't just rush it. Walk around have a look, talk to people.
  • El Rastro is just a very big market. Very crowded in places. The atmosphere is great -lots of really good quality buskers. There are some good quirky shops around the market too. One old lady has a shop just selling only tape.
  • Great outdoor market that expands over many, many streets. Flea market (in info section) doesn't do it justice - all sorts of new items - clothes, jewelry, shoes, sunglasses, belts, fabric, even some kitchen equipment. Would definitely recommend.
  • Great way to spend a few hours. Very busy. Plenty of stalls selling clothes to household items. Make it part of your to do list. Great street music to set the tone for your visit around
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