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“El Rastro flea market Madrid Spain”
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El Rastro
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Ranked #151 of 860 things to do in Madrid
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Every Sunday, and festive days I believe, the streets are turned into a market place. You can find almost everything there. Some stands even accept credit or debit cards so no cash needed.
The metro station La Latina takes you to the edge of the flea market, a good place to start.

12  Thank SmooveG
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

This place is listed as one of the top sights to see in Madrid, but I would not include it in the top tier. It is a massive shopping area with streets and streets of good things and not so good things to buy. However, after about the first block you start to see the same things over and over again.

We walked through in about 90-minutes with no one buying anything. There were a few cool things, but apparently nothing too irresistible to us.

In conclusion, check it out if you are in Madrid on a Sunday morning, but it is not worth planning your trip around.

5  Thank RovingProfessor
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great day to spend a Sunday morning and afternoon. Plenty of trinkets, curios, good bargains.
Place for tourists and locals.
Good place to buy souvenirs, instead of tourist shops at Puerta Del Sol.
A decent variety of food and snacks and coffee.
Go early. It gets very crowded early. If you are one not for crowds, this is not the place for you.
But a good day well spent. Take it slow.

1  Thank Harris J
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

same bad quality and taste stuff for tourists repeating for half a km. antiquity shops sparse and uninteresting.

2  Thank RexTsatsaroglou
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

I usually absolutely love the thrill of a Flea Market/ Swap Meet but El Rastro was a little disappointing. We arrived around 9:30am on Sunday and it was packed with people. I wanted to see a really different and unique collection of street vendors with one of a kind crafts, fashion and souveniors. Most of the vendors selling newer merchandise had items mostly made in China or they were definitely not from Spain. There were several vendors selling pretty much the same thing. A multitude of womens scarf vendors. Yes there were about 20-30 vendors with some very beautifully hand crafted items but they were a bit pricey. There was a vendor that had really beautifully had painted fans and another vendor had hand made leather bookcovers. Over all it was fun but I do not think I would go back just for the flea market . Some of the permanent shops had good prices

6  Thank Sylviastravels
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