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El Rastro

Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
34-91-5404010
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Ranked #22 of 121 Shopping in Madrid
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you're in Madrid on a Sunday you must visit! Fabulous atmosphere with so many stalls to browse! It gets very busy with hundreds of people, but the atmosphere is great. Mixture of locals and tourists there. Some great stalls for gifts and memorabilia to take home! I'd recommend starting from the top of the street and walking downwards -... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best to come early say 9 am if you want to avoid the crowds. Friendly stall owners, lots of local products too. Got an awesome paellera and earthen pots for tapas. Lots of antiques too. A must place to visit on Sundays.

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Rochdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If car boots, flea markets and antiques are your thing then El Rastro is purely heaven. I simply cannot think of a better way to spend a sunny Sunday than aimlessly wandering around this vast market and soaking in the atmosphere and hopefully finding that special unique something to remind you of your time in Madrid. Once the browsing is... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Block after block of unique flea market fare - it just goes on and on. All the locals know to be careful for pick pockets.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you need to buy a hat, shoes, dress, shirt, pet, organ or a small country, El Rastro Madrid is the place to go. With an almost never ending supply of stalls to choose from you will never be so possessed with the want or need to buy some of the most useless and fascinating garbage on the planet. You... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

it is fun to do shopping in such market , the prices are good and there is lot of interesting products. but the products are repeated everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

this flea market is massive. on one of the streets ribera de curtidores youll find basic clothing items but on some of the adjacent streets and the plaza del campillo mundo nuevo you will find many fantastic antique items from old books and comics to old militaria relics. a great way to spend a sunday in this beautiful fun filled... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

El Rastro market has to be one of the biggest I've been too. Its on a Sunday morning and just a short walk from Plaza Mayor. A big tip would be to get there early and avoid taking backpacks. We had no trouble at all but we were sensible with our belongings! There is something for everyone and there is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are in Madrid on Sunday, pay a visit to El Rastro Street Market. It's an amazing market, a classic place where people from everywhere in Spain comes to sell an buy. Streets are crowded and busy, but walking through the market is fun and interesting. If you like street markets, as I do, this is the ideal place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's a huge flea market with stands of clothes, trinkets, potential souvenirs, and more. There's a lot of people that come to see it and I felt immersed in the culture of Madrid. On top of that, lots of cheap items. Just be extremely careful of pick pocketers - don't leave things in your pockets! This is only an event... More

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