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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: +34 915 40 40 10
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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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Good for antics fans

We visited the place the flea market that has lots of antics for sail and if you are fond of antics you can spend there lots of time. We visited on Sunday that in edition had an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the place the flea market that has lots of antics for sail and if you are fond of antics you can spend there lots of time. We visited on Sunday that in edition had an open market till the afternoon. You can buy there everything for cheap prices.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was named for the dragging of animals in and out of the slaughter house that once stood here but now it is the place to go on a Sunday for a rollicking flea market where you can find dozens of vendors with unique and bizarre items for sale. Watch out for pick pockets.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is highly recommended for art lovers. You can find specialized stores and street sellers offering a wide variety of Spanish and European antiques.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The streets of El Rastro was filled with tons of people and goods for days!!! Beware of pick pocketers here if you are a tourist! Keep belonging close to you! El Rastro flea market is only set up on Sundays. The best place to purchase souvenirs as its a lot cheaper for the same type of products you would find... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I do! I loved El Rastro market! I purchased many souvenirs for family and friends! Many hand made items were actually sold by the person who made them. I loved buying the leather purse from the woman sitting there making them. Leather, scarves, clothing, flags, aprons, and on and on...Hold on tight to your handbag and go see this next... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One big HUGE flea market which extends down several roads. We got there early at 9:30am and by 11am, it was just a wall of people. You can find most anything there or in one of the side streets by the stalls. Mostly cheap(er) things and "antiques" but its fun to walk around none the less. Only disappointment is that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I love flea markets and El Rastro is one of the biggest I have ever been to. The stalls just seem to go on and on and just when you think you managed to see it all, you will find a few more in a tiny street on the side. You will find a mix of old, useless stuff, local... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It is a good place to spend your Sunday morning. There are many stalls with interesting stuff. However, some of the stuff sold here such as blouses, shirts etc are not cheap. However, you will be able to hunt for cheap souvenirs.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I noticed that a lot of things don't start early in Madrid, but the Rastro starts first thing in the morning. It is a must do if you want to get a true feel for city life in Madrid. There is everything from cheap souvenirs to old flea market items. It is a fun walk through a great part of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Sunday morning in Madrid. Take the metro/subway to the El Rastro markets. It's a great place to send the morning wondering through the flea market stalls looking for an unique gift or souvenir. The market has new and old, local arts and crafts, food and clothes. I great morning out and about for free, unless you find a bargain!

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La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood, 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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