El Rastro

El Rastro, Madrid: Address, Phone Number, El Rastro Reviews: 4/5

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Flea market lovers flock to this large open-air market every Sunday. From rock band memorabilia to second-hand goods to food stands and live music, this market has it all.
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Malgorzata
11,025 contributions
Jun 2021
Huge market. Lots of stalls and antique shops, heaven for people who wants to buy curious and old items. You can find clothes, stuff for the home and places where you can drink or eat something in there, too. It's worth going in the morning, after that it usually gets crowded. In any case, it's worth going there at least once.
Written April 22, 2022
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DCercado
Singapore, Singapore81 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Famous street market in Madrid. This is a humongous open street market that opens on Sundays and public holidays, 9-3pm.

Like a regular flea market, you can get all sort of things from clothes, shoes, accessories, household items. The side streets are homes of antiques, where you might find vintage items that interest you.
Written February 5, 2020
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DublinEyespy
Dublin, Ireland401 contributions
Nov 2021
If you don't like crowds, this is not the place for you. However, if you do like crowds and the bustle of a very busy market - you will love this gigantic flea market. It has everything you could imagine! As far as COVID care went, very few people were wearing masks and the market was jam-packed. Aim for a quiet time of the day if you can.
Written November 23, 2021
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markitiki
Orlando, FL630 contributions
Oct 2021
We timed it wrong. Due to our itinerary, we missed the actual market (it takes place SUNDAYS). However, we were hoping it would still be worth a visit to walk the streets and maybe catch some of the more permanent shops open. To our disappointment, the streets were empty and closed.
Written October 29, 2021
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Trevor
Long Island City, NY85 contributions
Feb 2022
This is not a street market. This is a junk yard sale. There are very few items you'd expect to see at a market like this. It is a crowded mess and we were very disappoited to not find any food stalls, handcrafted goods, or anything that was not junk. If you are looking for some second hand clothes, plastic jewelry, or VHS tapes this is your place. I'd recommend staying away from the area as it is truly insane and finding something else to do.
Written February 23, 2022
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Croativegenius
Staten Island, NY91 contributions
Dec 2019
I had read the reviews before going and read about the crowds but we're from New York city and used to crowds. We got to the general area just after 1pm or so and for the first couple of blocks the crowd was what we expected and then it got worse and worse. It was so crowded it was literally impossible to even see any of the vendors displays or walk an inch without bumping into another person. This made it impossible to even attempt shopping. I suppose the suggestion others have made to get their first thing in the morning is advisable but I won't know because I definitely won't be going back. Disappointing because we love flea markets!
Written January 1, 2020
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Andrea P
Milan, Italy103 contributions
Feb 2022
If you like flea market, this is not the right place. We didn't find any antiques, only bad clothes or plastics gadgets. Streets are so crowded it's impossible to walk and look the market. A beautiful place for pickpockets.
Written March 5, 2022
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,305 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited El Rastro street flea market during our visit to Madrid this past November. We spent about three hours looking through the displays that lined the street for about half a mile. It was great fun. We like to look through flea markets in the cities we visit on vacation and this was one of the best we have seen.
Written October 3, 2020
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Blanka H
15 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This is a cool market, but depends on what are you searching for. There are souvenirs, clothes, jewellery, bags, some kitchen accessories... A lot of stands contain the same objects for selling, so there is not so much of a variety. There are also many second-hand stands. If you are searching for some more unique, antique or handcrafted stuff, this is not such a great place to find them. But you might have some more luck in the little stores aside in the street! Anyway, I managed to find something to buy for myself and for gifts :)

If you want a more traditional flea market, go more near the Plaza de Campillo del Mundo Nuevo (you can see on the photos) . And if you are already there, grab some typical sandwiches from El Capricho Extremeno, they are quite good!

Also, it is so crowded!! Even now during covid, people just seem not to care.
Have in mind that this is not a market for tourists only, there are way more Spanish customers!
Written March 13, 2022
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April
Hong Kong, China10 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
A good mix of local and tourists at this huge huge weekend flea market. Spent almost 3 hrs walking and eating here. There are stalls by local craftsmen with their handmade accessories, children toys, ceramics, some touristy ones that sell cheap souvenirs, some antique shops, an area with secondhand goods of any kind. Great experience standing and eating paella, tapas, n drinking by the streets.
Written January 16, 2020
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