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El Rastro, Madrid

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There’s something for everyone at El Rastro, an outdoor flea market where vendors offer new and used goods from knickknacks to furniture. There are even specialized areas, such as Calle Fray Ceferino Gonzales, or street of the birds, where domestic animals and birds are sold. Calle San Cayetano, street of the painters, sells paintings, drawings, and art supplies, and Calle Carnero offers old, rare, and collectible books. The site has been featured in several movies, books, and songs. Using our online itinerary creator, Madrid attractions like El Rastro can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is worth visiting this fair, which is only a few minutes walk from the heart of Madrid since clothes, bags, jewelry etc. Always keep an eye on your wallet
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  • It is good to have time to enter the business more varied, where you can discover thousands of interesting things to take your home
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  • 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.
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