El Rastro
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Embajadores
How to get there
  • La Latina • 3 min walk
  • Tirso de Molina • 5 min walk
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  • Mrblaw
    Miami Lakes, Florida236 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Funtime shopping
    Love this place I never get tired of it. But go early. We are comfortable attire things that you can walk in for hours. Take lots of small bills and change, although most stalls take credit cards nowadays. Don’t miss the sidestreets. I have found some incredible handmade products like leather purses for great deals.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Davydsmith
    Denver, Colorado83 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good time at Rastro Sunday Market.
    Good deals to be found. We didn’t really even haggle. Place is packed at noon. Can barely walk. Still fun but would recommend go when it opens at closer to the end. Shuts down at 2:30, we took a break and them went back and it was pleasant at 2:30 but some stands were closed or breaking down. 2pm would have been perfect. Bring cash if shopping. Some stalls are cash only.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
  • Jesse G
    Arlington, Texas191 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go early, at 9am!
    Good early! The later you go, the more people you will encounter and the crowd will be huge. Lots of great treasures. Stick to the main road unless you want garage sales items and large, unpackable antiques.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
  • gliowst
    Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happy Shopping at El Rastro
    A weekend market; a very long one with many many stores but as usual, most of them selling the same items with different pricings; mostly shawls/scarfs/handicrafts. Prepare cash as not many of them accept card payment. I spent quite alot of money buying Christmas presents.. Quite worth the money for the items.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 6, 2023
  • DocRah6
    Greater Perth, Australia1,313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Massive flea market
    This place is phenomenal on the Sunday morning as it’s packed with markets selling all wares from clothes etc antiques. It is really massive and busy. Great buts to be found. Some places don’t take credit/debit card though , so think about taking some cash with you for purchases.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 14, 2023
  • Cris H
    Saint Louis, Missouri6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute market! VERY full!
    GO EARLY! They open at 9am and we planned to arrive at 9am to avoid the really big crowds! It worked! By 11 am we could barely walk and were all ready to head out! Cute market with a very local feel!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 18, 2024
  • Eleanor M
    17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good
    This was a fun experience! I did find that google maps were not the most efficient in directing me (there was a metro station much closer ‘La Latina’ that I could’ve used, and on first site I did think ‘is that it?!’) but I was soon in among all the lovely stalls. As expected, there is plenty of jewellery, prints and clothing on display. There was not any food, but the area has plenty of restaurants. It did get quieter after two, as the crowds at midday were quite off putting. There was also a band playing, and a girl writing poems on request so it was really an enjoyable sensory experience. Do watch out for pickpockets!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 2, 2024
  • RHtravels
    Rocky Hill, Connecticut865 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jam packed
    Thankfully we went for the experience, more than the shopping because I didn't see anything that I was willing to pull out the wallet for. Poor logistics have this area jam packed with people (a pick pocketer's paradise). There was music playing, so the ambience is nice, but I hate to be stuck in wall to wall people while trying to shop. Other big cities, like NYC, have much better flea markets.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 20, 2024
  • abmilw
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin691 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    large market of locals selling everything
    go for a stroll and to people watch. huge free flea market that spans several blocks. They have about anything one would want (not a lot of food vendors though). Maybe get there early walk around then head out on your day's activities like the museum or something nearby.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 26, 2024
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Croativegenius
Staten Island, NY93 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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markitiki
Orlando, FL676 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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DC Cercado
Singapore, Singapore98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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gliowst
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
A weekend market; a very long one with many many stores but as usual, most of them selling the same items with different pricings; mostly shawls/scarfs/handicrafts.

Prepare cash as not many of them accept card payment. I spent quite alot of money buying Christmas presents.. Quite worth the money for the items.
Written November 6, 2023
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Cris H
Saint Louis, MO6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
GO EARLY! They open at 9am and we planned to arrive at 9am to avoid the really big crowds! It worked! By 11 am we could barely walk and were all ready to head out! Cute market with a very local feel!
Written February 18, 2024
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Numi M
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I woke up very early for this because I had heard so many good things about El Rastro but I was so dissapointed. The tables all had basically the same things. Many of the items could be found on the Shein website for cheaper. A lot of used clothes as well which I was not i terested in.
Written April 2, 2023
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Eleanor M
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This was a fun experience! I did find that google maps were not the most efficient in directing me (there was a metro station much closer ‘La Latina’ that I could’ve used, and on first site I did think ‘is that it?!’) but I was soon in among all the lovely stalls.

As expected, there is plenty of jewellery, prints and clothing on display. There was not any food, but the area has plenty of restaurants. It did get quieter after two, as the crowds at midday were quite off putting. There was also a band playing, and a girl writing poems on request so it was really an enjoyable sensory experience. Do watch out for pickpockets!
Written April 2, 2024
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Jesse G
Arlington, TX191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Good early! The later you go, the more people you will encounter and the crowd will be huge. Lots of great treasures. Stick to the main road unless you want garage sales items and large, unpackable antiques.
Written October 18, 2023
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TorontoMusicman
Toronto1,090 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
An outdoor market open on Sundays. We arrived there soon after 10 and it was still very very crowded.
I am not sure what the attraction is. A lot of the stores sell cheap garbage merchandise that is not cheaply priced.
However it seems to be on every tourist list so perhaps most of the visitors are tourists not local.
Written November 12, 2023
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Trevor
Long Island City, NY226 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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