El Rastro

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  • 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

El Rastro - Review

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.

El Rastro Information

  • 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.

How To reach El Rastro by Public Transport

  • Nearby Bus Station: Pza. de Cascorro
  • Nearby Subway Station: La Latina

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TripHobo Highlights for El Rastro

  • El Rastro Address: Calle Ribera de los Curtidores, Lavapies, 28005, Madrid, Spain
  • El Rastro Timing: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • El Rastro Price: Free
  • Time required to visit El Rastro: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting El Rastro

  • 4.47% of people who visit Madrid include El Rastro in their plan

  • 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

People normally club together Royal Botanic Garden and Parque Lineal Del Manzanares while planning their visit to El Rastro.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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El Rastro, Madrid Reviews

  • If you have a few days in Madrid and happen to be in the city on a Sunday the Rastro is great worth a half day. A sprawling market that has everything from tourist stuff to clothes, electronic goods and antiques. The market goes up a main tree lined avenue that has many options for coffee, drinks and food as well as interesting shops. Quality can vary but prices are generally negotiable most shop owners are friendly and will make a deal. The best reason to go though is to people watch and see many of the awesome live musicians and performers. Recommend getting there early before the crowds do your shopping and then find a place to have a casual lunch near a live band. Be careful of your things as it is very crowded it can feel a bit much but the shops and restaurants off to the side of her a respite from the crowd.

  • A huge market selling everything that you can imagine. The market had a lot of beautiful old antiquities.many of the antique shops on the streets will set up stalls outside there shops showing off some excellent pieces. I arrived at around 11am and it was getting very busy. I would suggest getting in early to avoid the crowds. You Could easily spend a few hours wondering about looking at everything. There are some hidden alleys which open up to amazing courtyards full of antique shops. Keep your eyes open.

  • Sensational places with shops and amazing bargains/opportunities for the people to go get them. Also spectacular ambience with live music and many places where you can enjoy tapas beer and many things in the heart of one of the best neighborhoods of madrid

  • Very nice and cozy market. Plan 1 to 2 hours to go here since the market is bigger than you can imagine. Prices are fair but definitly on the cheap side.

  • Very busy market selling a variety of wares.Although there are many many stalls a lot of them sell the same thing so every few feet there is repetition. Good place to buy cushion covers and gifts for friends.

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