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El Rastro

Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“flea market” (133 reviews)
“el pastor” (100 reviews)
“leather goods” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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"flea market"
in 133 reviews
"el pastor"
in 100 reviews
"leather goods"
in 23 reviews
"for sale"
in 19 reviews
"cheap souvenirs"
in 9 reviews
"huge market"
in 8 reviews
"stalls sell"
in 8 reviews
"leather bags"
in 6 reviews
"pick pockets"
in 15 reviews
"police presence"
in 9 reviews
"avoid the crowds"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 12 reviews
"tapas"
in 17 reviews
"people watch"
in 5 reviews
"plaza mayor"
in 12 reviews
"clothing"
in 41 reviews
"bargains"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Easy to get to on a Sunday morning, from La Latina station on Line 5, the market is vast but, perhaps most importantly in an interesting neighbourhood. There is all the usual susp3cts but also interesting second hand stalls that weave around the antique and...More

Thank Nick M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was incredibly disappointing!! If you are coming here looking for some sort of authentic Spanish memorabilia, or some sort of antique piece… Don’t waste your time! All it is is endless stalls of people selling cheap knock-offs, and cheap imported mass-produced goods. I really...More

Thank OmBass
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge street markets offering used an new items, antiquities at very attractive prices. It is worthy visiting it on a Sunday morning. Be aware if two things: 1) Be very careful, pickpockets are always on the alert, 2) This isn’t a good place for children...More

Thank Albert G
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere of this market! We went at 10 am and even though there were a lot of people already, it wasn’t overly crowded. I honestly expected worse. This market has everything and a lot of it. The side streets have more antiques, collectibles,...More

2  Thank AwesomeMoi
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Enjoyed a great Sunday walk down through the Rastro and had some Jambon in small local place - can find all sorts in these stalls, be prepared for LOTS of people... and it shuts at 3 on the button... well worth a visit though!

2  Thank Simondoylept
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Every sunday Open air streets market around the Plaza Carrasco and Calle de Toledo area Such markets always have some interesting points, and you are in the middle of the local culture too Be aware there is serious nivelation > up and down and back...More

3  Thank marc d
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Fun and crowded. We were a bit worried about going after all the reviews about safety and pickpockets, but we felt very safe. Just be a smart traveler, not a dumb tourist! And go early!!

3  Thank mochalisavt
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a real Madrid experience - Sunday morning there is a huge market which you could spend hours browsing. There are all sorts of stalls great for souvenirs, clothes, household items, collectibles etc. Traditionally you should finish your visit with a vermouth and tapas!...More

1  Thank Figarogir1
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

So crowded and hard to navigate. Really hard to walk around and enjoy it with so many people around. We did pick up one or two items from the market but nothing we really would regret if we didn’t have it. There’s also some street...More

1  Thank wanderlust_rambler
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

It is extremely crowded - to the point that you are just being pushed with the flow of the river of people and can barely stop to look at what is for sale. From what I did see, the prices were unreasonably high and there...More

1  Thank Yoav T
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Emerald-Diamond
July 10, 2017|
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Response from mishka03_foster | Reviewed this property |
I believe El Rastro has a market everyday with Sunday being the main day where many streets are closed to traffic. There are many second hand and antique shops located in the streets where the markets take place. I am not... More
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Natasha S
May 26, 2017|
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Response from Irene V | Reviewed this property |
I would go back to Puerta del Sol. Close to it at the corner Carrera de S. Jeronimo and Calle de la Victoria is a "Museo del Jamon" bar/restaurant. The restaurant is at the first floor. There is a lot of spare and many local... More
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February 13, 2017|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
Encuentras de todo en el rastro, es una aventura...
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