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El Rastro

Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 40 40 10
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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“flea market” (124 reviews)
“leather goods” (21 reviews)
“for sale” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
La Latina
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Reviewed yesterday

Well, if you don't like crowded spots, this is not the place for you. However, if you are searching for curious things, original clothes and accessorizes, then this might be the right place to try. I saw very cute things, but I was not in...More

Thank DecemberElegy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Sunday treat that few tourists know about, El Rastro has been in business for as long as I have been going to Spain. (At least the 70's). It has almost everything from antiques to knock offs, to old books, records, vintage clothes and even...More

1  Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent about 2 hours at this market and had a nice time wandering the stalls. I have seen a few reviews saying all the items are junk but this is an exaggeration. Of course, since it is a flea market and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice collection of vintage jeans and that’s pretty much it. For a flea market, they sell way too many new clothes and no gems whatsoever. However, it is nice browsing through the stuff. Very crowded.

1  Thank dragoana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is packed with people and very busy. The antique section was interesting and had a lot of Spanish items. There was a lot of junk cheap souvenirs cheap stuff there was also interesting ethnic clothes from Nepal and India I enjoyed going 2...More

Thank M E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This market has everything you can imagine, but unfortunately we got there at the worst time (1-2pm) and spent most of our time trying to move one step at a time. Ended up trying to get out rather than enjoy the flea market. The side-streets...More

Thank siljeela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Rastro is the oldest and most iconic street market in Madrid and operates only on Sunday starting at around 9 AM. It is mostly a flea market, but there are plenty of “non-flea” market stuff to buy. Also the stores and restaurants along the...More

1  Thank sssteveg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sprawling flea market with clothes, leather, belts, knockoff football jersey, and trinkets. Gets very crowded. Nothing special to see. Interesting glimpse of locals and tourists. No food stalls, but plenty of bodegas and cafes. Good police presence, but I would be very careful with my...More

Thank Das4545
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This flea market opens only on Sundays and public holidays. Nearest underground stations are La Latina and Tirso de Molina. We arrived at 930am, some stalls already started business. The crowd picks up pretty quickly. There are a variety of clothings, bags, arty and handicrafts,...More

1  Thank AYKM_AYKM
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

There lots of great deals. On such items like clothes,jewelry, furniture pieces but items start to be very similar after a while

Thank Samara H
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Emerald-Diamond
10 July 2017|
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Response from mishka03_foster | Reviewed this property |
I believe El Rastro has a market everyday with Sunday being the main day where many streets are closed to traffic. There are many second hand and antique shops located in the streets where the markets take place. I am not... More
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Natasha S
27 May 2017|
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Response from Irene V | Reviewed this property |
I would go back to Puerta del Sol. Close to it at the corner Carrera de S. Jeronimo and Calle de la Victoria is a "Museo del Jamon" bar/restaurant. The restaurant is at the first floor. There is a lot of spare and many local... More
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newbietothis
14 February 2017|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
Encuentras de todo en el rastro, es una aventura...
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