It could be said that a Sunday morning at El Rastro is a Madrid institution. Here an entire morning could be lost inching your way down the Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores and through the maze of streets that hosts this entertaining flea market. Cheap clothes, luggage, even older photos of Madrid, faux designer purses, grungy T-shirts, household goods and electronics are the main goods on offer. Although there is a main street dedicated to Market stalls, it’s the adjoining side streets where real "treasures" could be found.
El Rastro is situated in the city centre of Madrid, Spain. The nearest airport is Madrid Barajas International Airport approximately 13 Kms away. From the airport you can take the metro line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios which takes around 15 minutes. Alternatively, there are plenty of taxis operating at the airport. Getting from the city centre to El Rastro on public transport can be done via the metro Line 5 - La Latina or Puerta de Toledo stations, or by city bus to Puerta de Toledo.
Every Sunday and public holiday 9:00 – 15.00
In the past it was almost exclusively a market where anyone could sell antique objects no longer used, or goods that could be exchanged for other objects. At present, there are still things of second hand to be bought, and antiques are a major drawcard for traders and treasure hunters alike. However today, the majority of stalls and traders sell products that are new but if its large stores you are looking for, then Nuevas Galerías and Galerías Piquer are just around the corner.
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After a morning of purchases and bargains, why not enjoy some refreshments and tapas in the area of La Latina, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Madrid. Or try something really different at The Escape games, also known as escape rooms where you try to breakout of rooms by solving enigmas and following clues.
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