EL RASTRO MADRID: THE POPULAR FLEA MARKET
El Rastro Madrid is a flea market in the historic center of the city, in the popular neighborhood of La Latina. This market opens every Sunday and every holiday.
El Rastro is actually the most popular open air flea market in Spain.
There is a main street dedicated to Market stalls, but the side streets contain the real “treasures”
In the past it used to be almost exclusively a place where anyone could sell antique objects or exchanged them for others. Nowadays, besides things of second hand, you can find new objects: clothes, jewelry, handbags, decorative figures, etc.
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Known for being crowded, El Rastro offers a diverse range of goods, as it stands out for its jumble of specialist shops, typical bars or historic sites.
You’ll find different items from artisanal goods, to accessories or kitchenware, second-hand albums and magazines, and all sorts of objects…
El Rastro offers a curious and entertaining walk and a surprise with each step