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El Rastro

La Latina
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Address: Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 915 40 40 10
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Don't go there thinking that you will do the best shopping of your life otherwise you will be disappointed. However if you want to wander buy some souvenirs (garments... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
réaumur, France
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Goodland, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited El Rastro market on Christmas Day so perhaps our experience was not representative of the market in all it's glory. Overall, we enjoyed the diversity of the items and found most of the prices reasonable. There was a significant police presence, which we enjoyed in light of the many warnings about thieves. We also enjoyed the abundance of... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

When ever my husband and I holiday in Europe we seem to stumble upon flea markets where we look for special gifts for friends. When I read about El Rastro I couldn't believe my luck that we would be in town on a Sunday to check it out. Now the Main Street is simply full of rubbish - poorly made... More 

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réaumur, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Don't go there thinking that you will do the best shopping of your life otherwise you will be disappointed. However if you want to wander buy some souvenirs (garments, souvenirs, second hand furnitures, ect...). Take the time to walk and rest a moment in the area you will spend a good moment.

Thank Denis85_9
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 20 November 2016 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 17 November 2016 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 14 November 2016 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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