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El Rastro

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La Latina
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Address: Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 34-91-5404010
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Tourists and locals alike flock to this open air flea market, where the...

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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Typical market

Takes place on a Sunday morning. Best time is to get there early before it gets too crowded, around 9 or that. Lots of stalls. Leather goods bag wallets belts etc. Very nice. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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roscommon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Takes place on a Sunday morning. Best time is to get there early before it gets too crowded, around 9 or that. Lots of stalls. Leather goods bag wallets belts etc. Very nice. A nice place to wander around, and pick up some nice little bits

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went at 9:30am in the morning. Most of the streets are sheltered in the morning. Loads of stalls with tshirts, magnets, bags, scarves, purses, sunglasses and clothes. So many stalls and antique shops. A bit of fun. We were there for over an hour and it started to get busy and quite warm then. Glad we went. :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really disapointed, only a very few nice antics, mostly chinese crap. Does not worth spending more than 1h00 ! Overcroaded and not really a flee market, most of the products are new.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many T shirt stands with American rock band logos. There are several places that sell Indian goods and incense. Nothing really extraordinary. Definitely go to experience it but it doesn't need to be on the bucket list.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Think what you might need. Something that you don't find. On Sundays it is possible to find the most rare things in the world. Antiques, kitsch, old keys and locks, antique toys, clothes, furniture, horns, telephones, toy robots, kitchenware, art...This is a crazy Place, only Sundays!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you arrive you are faced with the usual leather goods, bags and clothing as well as typical Madrid souvenirs but make sure you head down the side streets - that's where the flea market really begins, with lots of interesting antiques and collectors items. Yes there's lots of tat but there's also some really interesting stalls. It's... More 

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Madrid
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps this place might seem interesting to you if you've never seen a flea market before. Having seen them extensively throughout France, the UK, and other countries, however, I was far from impressed by this so-called Madrid "attraction" everyone else seems to love. While the market is quite large, most of the stalls sell similar merchandise, the majority of which... More 

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Ferias del Rastro is Madrid's most popular open air flea market, happening every Sunday. There you can find basically everything that you want.Its a really good place to shop forsouvenirs.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this market! they sell many things too bad i dont have shopping talent. Compare to some european capital i have visited, madrid is not that expensive and this market making it better. something you should see in Madrid. Come in Sunday morning until afternoon, this market sells many interesting well especially for tourist like me

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for bric a brac,clothes food. Street musicians. Great atmosphere. A must if in Madrid. Open sundays. Good food as usual.

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La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighborhood with two unique personalities. At first glance, it’s distinctly old-world, with narrow streets weaving a maze among charming stone buildings in sunny, bright colors like yellow and pink. The other side of La Latina is characterized by a young population and a bohemian vibe, as evidenced by a dynamic and evolving selection of new bars, shops, coworking spaces, and other businesses popping up in the area. In the northern part of the neighborhood, the Cava Alta and Cava Baja streets constitute the tapas center of Madrid, where each age-old restaurant serves up distinctive specialties like huevos rotos and patatas bravas. Locals have come here for generations to while away hours over drinks and tapas with friends. On Sundays and public holidays, the streets to the south of La Latina metro station transform into a giant open-air market full of locals sifting through tent after tent of art, apparel, and antiques. Any day of the week, the intriguing blend of the traditional and the hip make the streets of La Latina worth exploring.
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