El RastroCurrently Closed
- Address: Calle Ribera de los Curtidores, Lavapies, 28005, Madrid, Spain
- Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Flea Market, Street Market, Family And Kids
If shopping is one of your favourite pass times, then this place will be able to satisfy you. It is because of the fact that, it is one of the biggest and most popular flea markets in the city of Madrid and also in Spain. It is open on every Sunday and other public holidays and you will be able to buy almost anything from here.
The market has one main street and a few side streets. If you just want to browse through the market, then this main street should be your destination, but if you are thinking about buying things as well, then these side streets should be the portions you should visit, because they hold the most queer and interesting things in the market.
- Arrive early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowd.
- Antique buffs will find many interesting wares too.
- There are many restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood.
- Carry enough cash.
- Don’t rely on credit cards as most of them don’t accept them.
- Nearby Bus Station: Pza. de Cascorro
- Nearby Subway Station: La Latina
- En Rincon de Madrid
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4.45% of people who visit Madrid include El Rastro in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
73.68% of people start their El Rastro visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see El Rastro
81.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting El Rastro
I went early, 9:30am on a rainy Sunday. Started at the top, not crowded. I've been to global, flea markets in several countries & this was below average quality/variety. But, unique antiques & small items sold on side streets. Wear a hidden, money belt under a loose shirt. Keep $10 to $15 in small bills/coins in a zippered, coat pocket. Download Google translate for key phrases. Learn numbers 1 to 20 in Spanish. So, you can bargain. Before you handover a bill, repeat the last agreed upon price. Give the bill, after they make change. 1 vendor tried to cheat me, I pointed it out & he reluctantly gave the correct change.
Soooooo many cool things. I nearly bought an old coffee grinder but I wanted German or French and I did not find one in good condition. But you will find something and then eat tapas with the locals....sardines. heaven
I truly feel like I care here on an off day (morning mid week)... but this was full of strange every day items that were not oddities nor interesting. It was full of terribly cheap clothing and used old shoes (outside of one random rack of old furs). I’d just check recent reviews and times before going. Hoping my experience was a fluke.
One of my favorite weekend staple in Madrid. You can't be in Madrid on a Sunday and not go here. Good local finds. From vintage, antiques, local crafts.
Very crazy busy flew market! So many vendors. Only picked up some cool glasses for €5 euros. We got there right before it ended at 3pm.