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El Rastro

Address: Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
Phone Number: 34-91-5404010
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Ranked #31 of 130 Shopping & Fashion in Madrid
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tourists and locals alike flock to this open air flea market, where the smart shopper can find some...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tourists and locals alike flock to this open air flea market, where the smart shopper can find some of the best bargains in the city.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

You can't but help love El Rastro. There is so much to see and do as you are carried along by the swarms of good natured fellow shoppers and browsers. We managed to buy several items as gifts from here and felt that we only scratched the surface of the place as the streets dart back and forth. A thoroughly... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you have every been to a NYC street festival, this is the Madrid version. It is huge and takes place on Sunday. Basically the stuff starts repeating itself like at a NYC street festival. The market is packed and we didn't buy anything. Most of the stuff was junk. Interesting to walk through on your way to something else.

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you have a hobby you can pretty much find a connection here at this outdoor street market. This vast collection of outdoor vendors will have something of interest for absolutely everyone. I bought some lovely pashminas for €2 each, and a leather moulded mask for €20 and some other small bargains were also to be found that were cheaper... More 

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Prievidza, Slovakia
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Perfect place to go on Sunday, doesn´t matter if you want to buy something or just want to enjoy the atmosphere. It´s better to go early,but don´t get mad by a crowd of people.It´s worth it!

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Dresden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

If you have a Sunday morning in Madrid it is a very nice experience. A lot of crowd, many hawkers and a lot of simple things one can get for nice price. Also bargaining can be fun. If you don't have time it is something you can skip.

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Seattle, Washington
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Worth a visit to the Rastro flea market is you happen to be in Madrid on a Sunday morning. Go early to avoid the crowds and get the best selection. There is such a diverse array of product for sale - everything from clothes to plumbing and electrical goods. Many antique/junk stores open and display along with other vendors who... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

definitely worth visiting on a Sunday morning but sooo many people and watch out for thieves! good option to go buy some souvenirs or cheap clothes

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Blackpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This street market held on Sundays is very busy so it is advisable to go early and leave as it starts to fill with shoppers. There is a wide variety of goods on sale from pottery to clothing and a lot of stalls selling leather goods. Some of the stalls are really different and sell unusual things. We saw one... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a street market with loads of options for shirts, coats, drawings, jewelry, pins (brooches) and more. This works only on Sunday's and worth a walk by.

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United States
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you like street markets or taking in the local culture, you will enjoy El Rastro. This open air market goes on for blocks and blocks. It's not a "flea market." You could walk through it quickly in 30 minutes, or check out all the vendors and spend hours. Vendors here really run the gamut. The day we were there... More 

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