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.
Tours to El Rastro
Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $150
Duration: 4 hours
Madrid Custom Private Tour with Optional Prado Museum Skip the Line Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $164
Duration: 3 to 7 hours
El Rastro reviews
A nice walk to see the a piece of madrid culture. A lot of people, lots of things to buy, it is like an artersanal fair but evey sunday! more »
Had a great time walking thru the market, and couldn't resists a few more pairs of earrings and some pottery. There is quite a mix of items for sale, from old junk, records, books, clothing, pottery..... more »
Very busy street market! Every sunday sellers mount their stands and offer a variety of goods: clothes, antiquities, accessories, ornaments, even esoteric stuff! The shops and bars nearby are open and add value to tour visit. Looking for something original at a unbeatable price? This is your place! Watch out for your belongings and wallets: there are many policemen and it is an overall very safe place, but caution is advised.
Great market, lots of products but mostly imports. Huge selection of t-shirts, phone cases and accessories. The place itself is beautiful, lots of greenery and nice people. Unfortunately no street food but many restaurants nearby. Really recommend looking around, don't just rush it. Walk around have a look, talk to people.
Plan your trip to Madrid
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in Madrid
Side trips from Madrid
Nearby attractions in Madrid
Plans to El Rastro by other users
14 days in Spain & Switzerland BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Madrid & Barcelona BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 55 days in Community of Madrid BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 56 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping, extra slow, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra slow