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El Rastro street market



  • Reproductions on sale at one of the stalls in El Rastro. Madrid

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El Rastro street market


Contact details

Plaza de Cascorro
Madrid  (Madrid Region)


El Rastro street market


Timetables

Public holidays and [sunday]
 09:00 to 15:00

El Rastro street market


Description

El Rastro street market

If your visit to Madrid happens to coincide with a Sunday morning or a public holiday, you've got a date you can't afford to miss in the Rastro street market. This is the most popular and one of the oldest open-air markets in the capital, and a place where you'll find sightseers, local inhabitants, and over one-thousand itinerant stall-holders. You can buy anything you can imagine here: trinkets, second-hand clothes, antiques, furniture, comics from all periods, books, CDs… El Rastro is delimited by the streets of Toledo, Embajadores and Ronda de Toledo. The most usual itinerary is to start at the popular Plaza de Cascorro square and work your way gradually down to the Puerta de Toledo market. Don't miss what are known as its 'themed streets', such as the street of 'los pintores', lined with shops selling oil paintings and watercolours. After making a couple of purchases you could enjoy some 'tapas' in the surrounding area, or try one of the famous fried squid sandwiches.