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“el pastor”(104 reviews)
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Tourists and locals alike flock to this open air flea market, where the smart shopper can find some of the best bargains in the city.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid, Spain
La Latina
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All reviews flea market el pastor leather goods antique shops for sale cheap souvenirs huge market stalls sell leather bags pick pockets police presence avoid the crowds locals and tourists couple of hours plaza mayor people watch tapas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course, tat is something that many people like, and if it's the sort of thing you like, you'll like this. There's no comparison with the Paris brocante, but if you want old wooden tennis racquets, religious icons, used watches, and sore legs from climbing...More

Thank Spencerooney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What's to like: musicians, street performances, tons of stuff, a great variety of stuff, high end to low end goods, antiques both in the market and in the surrounding shops, varying levels of intensity--there's a body to body two way stream of people in the...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

A good place to enjoy a sunday afternoon and to find souveniers. There are lots of different types of products, but this might not be the most authentic or quality product marketplace, since there's also a lot of tourist "junk".

Thank matkamuistio
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We had no idea just how big this market was going to be until we were at the top of the street and we couldn't see where the market ended. If you like markets this is where to go. There are the usual souvenirs BUT...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Craziness on the grandiose scale. Vendors line streets with all their wares and people are packed shoulder to shoulder. Entertaining can be had from local street musicians but mostly it’s all about the crafts and wares and junk. Lots to see but avoid it don’t...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a busy market with a buzzing atmosphere. The main street is rather touristy and the busiest part. Recommend turning off the main street to explore down some side streets where you'll find less touristy things for sale and more unusual and interesting items,...More

Thank LondonLassE1
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Not bad but if you don't like crowds don't go. Live music playing in various locations which was cool. Did find some good deals but it does get packed very fast so go early am.

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

All the guides say this is a must. It's not. Firstly, it's just like any other street market anywhere. T-shirts, hats, jewellery, souvenirs - nothing special or different. But the biggest problem is the sheer number of people. Madrid is busy but this was another...More

Thank MarshallBuckley
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Was at Madrid's El Rastro flea market last week; sorry for what it has become. Like many other supposed flea markets around the planet, this has become a market where purveyors sell new things as old, price items too high, and really don't care about...More

Thank FigsJr
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had read that it was the largest and oldest flea market in the world. But there was nothing historic about this. Yes it was huge, blocks and blocks of vendors, but most selling similar cheap merchandise. Hoards of people. My husband could have done...More

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La Latina is a charming neighbourhood with two unique
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old-world, with narrow streets weaving a maze among
charming stone buildings in sunny, bright colors like
yellow and pink. The other side of La Latina is
characterized by a young population and a bohemian
vibe, as evidenced by a dynamic and evolving selection
of new bars, shops, coworking spaces, and other
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I believe El Rastro has a market everyday with Sunday being the main day where many streets are closed to traffic. There are many second hand and antique shops located in the streets where the markets take place. I am not... More
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I would go back to Puerta del Sol. Close to it at the corner Carrera de S. Jeronimo and Calle de la Victoria is a "Museo del Jamon" bar/restaurant. The restaurant is at the first floor. There is a lot of spare and many local... More
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