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El Rastro, Madrid

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Flea Market · Shopping
There’s something for everyone at El Rastro, an outdoor flea market where vendors offer new and used goods from knickknacks to furniture. There are even specialized areas, such as Calle Fray Ceferino Gonzales, or street of the birds, where domestic animals and birds are sold. Calle San Cayetano, street of the painters, sells paintings, drawings, and art supplies, and Calle Carnero offers old, rare, and collectible books. The site has been featured in several movies, books, and songs. Using our online itinerary creator, Madrid attractions like El Rastro can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you don't like crowds, this is not the place for you. However, if you do like crowds and the bustle of a very busy market - you will love this gigantic flea market. It has everything you could...  more »
  • 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 »
  • Very busy street market! Every sunday sellers mount their stands and offer a variety of goods: clothes, antiquities, accessories, ornaments, even esoteric stuff! The shops and bars nearby are open and add value to tour visit. Looking for something original at a unbeatable price? This is your place! Watch out for your belongings and wallets: there are many policemen and it is an overall very safe place, but caution is advised.
  • Great market, lots of products but mostly imports. Huge selection of t-shirts, phone cases and accessories. The place itself is beautiful, lots of greenery and nice people. Unfortunately no street food but many restaurants nearby. Really recommend looking around, don't just rush it. Walk around have a look, talk to people.

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