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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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A Sunday Market

The market starts just outside the La Latina Metro Station and then wanders down the hill. There are lots of stalls mainly selling bags, clothes, jewellery and leatherwear but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
David B
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Valencia, Spain
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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The market starts just outside the La Latina Metro Station and then wanders down the hill. There are lots of stalls mainly selling bags, clothes, jewellery and leatherwear but also some interesting one offs. Prices are about what you would expect in a major city but you can haggle. This is a nice neighbour hood and is worth a walk... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with some friends to El Rastro today. We speak very little Spanish, but it didn't matter. Had a great time. The market stretches for several blocks and extends beyond the main streets. Most of the vendors off the main path have antique stuff. The ones on the main street have t-shirts, leathers, purses, kids clothing, hats, etc. Many of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this market twice now and both times I have come away with a purchase or two! Great stalls which go on all the way along the street. Try to go fairly early on a Sunday as the crowds in the heat can ruin it a bit.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience, lots to see and buy along the way. It is a mixture of all sorts, literally. Some great antiques, flea market, electronics, gadgets, material, buttons, trims, handbags. Great food along the way. It is along a lot of streets and very interesting to walk. Go early if it is hot, you will enjoy it more.

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Thank Oldman57
Parkland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a large flea market outdoor in the la Latina neighborhood. Make sure you find out the schedule as it does not operate every Sunday.

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Naperville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've heard you need to watch for pickpockets, and we did keep our money and bags very close to us, but we did not fear any problems. This is a huge, wonderful experience that you should not miss if you are in Madrid on a Sunday. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the streets and shopping. There is nothing like seeing... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was advised to see this market and I was a bit underwhelmed by it. It's interesting and encompasses several blocks, but it just didn't do much for me. Good for a quick stroll through.

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Thank Les L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like shopping a lot - so this was a trip highlight for me. My boyfriend thought it was pretty boring & said he would give it two stars due to the quality of the items. If you are familiar with Camden Market in London it's similar. The main part is a lot of cheap & hipster clothes. But the... More 

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Thank Sheila M
Fox Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A Sunday market that has something for everybody. They have knickknacks, clothes, belts and just about anything you are looking for.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We were quite disappointed of the market. A lot of similar shops and nothing authentic or retro. On the way back, we discovered some small streets between El Rastro and La Latina, and we actually found some vintage shops and antiques that were worth a look. But the market is just a crowded place selling souvenirs.

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Neighborhood Profile
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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