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El Rastro

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La Latina
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Address: Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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+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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We came here a few years ago. Still busy it's vast, still can find different things as as lot of stall holders selling same things, plenty of antique stalls and tatt as well nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here a few years ago. Still busy it's vast, still can find different things as as lot of stall holders selling same things, plenty of antique stalls and tatt as well nice for a Sunday morning still in nice weather stroll.

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Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Rastro is an open-air market and a must-see if you are in Madrid on Sundays. I love visiting little local markets, but El Rastro is huge and suggested by all the Madrid tourist guides...Was I going to find myself in front of an attraction tailored for tourists? After our visit to El Rastro, I can definitely suggest it to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure if this large flea market is as crowded every Sunday, but on our visit, all the various streets were packed to the rim, with a huge variety of merchandise on show, ranging from replica shirts, hats, leather goods, art pieces, antiques to kids and parents trading playing cards. Although most merchandise, especially the clothing, aren't great quality and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sundays turn the plaza into a massive flea market, visited by locals and tourist it is extremely congested. Lots of police presence a place to definitely mind your pockets. Resale, vintage, new and antique items abound. I did not find anything I couldn't live with out, but did enjoy the ambiance even in the winters rain.

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Goodland, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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 19 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.

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 21 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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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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