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“el pastor”(101 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 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 tapas people watch clothing
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank PG-NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very near Plaza Mayor, at walking distance. It is crowded of course. Full of stalls of clothes, bags, bijou, craft, scarves, antiquities and all you can imagine. If you go by metro, get off at station La Latina and walk.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to skip the flea market day and go on saturday. Nice place to stroll and all of the shops were open. Plenty of antiques and cafes.

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rastro is an open air market on Sundays. Not far from the Royal House and Cathedral. The booths are filled with clothes and crafts stuff. Some food. But it is a pleasant way to mix with local people and walk amongst some lovely lanes...More

Thank WillyAna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is open only on Sunday you can essay be there held a day lots of music and things to buy of everything

Thank roiyemin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was expecting a “celebrated flea market”, so wS disappointed to find only modern “tat” which I could buy at any cheap market stall back home. It was very busy, as we expected, so the atmosphere was fun, especially if you found a seat in a...More

Thank Fiona B
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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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