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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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Old market in Madrid if you are in Madrid go for a walk in it ,clothes bags anything u may find in there ,restaurants around cafes it was good experience for us while we were in... read more

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Brooklyn Heights, NY
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Sunday-only street fair/market spreads over many blocks and attracts locals from near and far. Clothes seems to be the prime items for sale (everything is new -- this not a flea market) but jewelry and leather goods are also popular. the prices for quality goods -- I priced leather briefcases -- was as little as 25% of comparable quality... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed walking around the open air market. Best place to buy souvenirs. I recommend taking the metro to La Latina and walk down the hill to Puerta de Toledo instead of the other way around.

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Old market in Madrid if you are in Madrid go for a walk in it ,clothes bags anything u may find in there ,restaurants around cafes it was good experience for us while we were in Madrid be like locals and try it maybe you ll enjoy it as we did

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Thank MontherYASEEN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place for a stroll around the different stalls. It is quite crowded and I heard that there are lots of pickpockets around. Don't worry however, only careless dumb people get mugged. So if you are one of them, don't go.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Several blocks of outdoor shops put up especially for Sundays with a variety of items to purchase. Tons of people so come early or risk a mob of people, which can also be interesting on a Sunday in Madrid. You can really get some good bargains shopping here, but wear comfortable shoes as the market is on a cobbly hill.

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Thank YayeMama
Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one of the best flea markets I have been to & I have busted quite a few in my day ! Lots of interesting things to see - cameras, radios, vinyl, furniture. Also lots of the usual tacky touristy stiff - key rings, magnets, castanets etc.. Great atmosphere with lots of places to eat & drink along the way.... More 

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Thank LoopyLouRTW
Landstuhl, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just ok. It was fun to walk around for a bit but it's very crowded. After a while it's the same vendors selling the same things. If you're looking for vintage you need to get passed the cheap tees and such first, but even then it's a bit disappointing. Very touristy.

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Thank Nicole12402
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Now, I detest markets and I had been here before, but we had visitors and decided to take them on Easter Thursday (Rastro is open Public Holidays as well as Sundays). What a pleasant experience! Madrid empties at Easter - all the locals are away, so the market was not busy at all. Admittedly a couple of stalls were absent,... More 

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Thank bladkin
Ystad, Sverige
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must IF you are staying the weekend! Crowded, bargains , Food, drinks and music! You WILL find something to bring Home!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun thing to do on a Sunday but I agree that the stalls are mainly selling stuff that you can get at any market. It was really busy in April - I think in the summer it would be unbearable. Fun but not essential.

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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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