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Street markets in Madrid

Street markets in Madrid

Madrid has a wide range of stores scattered throughout each of its neighborhoods, but undoubtedly an alternative to the classic shopping is to stroll around the street markets in Madrid.

El Rastro

El Rastro is one of the emblematic symbols of the city, although it must be said that it has lived better times. There were other times when the stalls belonged to artisans or antique dealers, who would undo their own houses to put them on sale. Today there are still some of them, but there is now a lot of pure and simple commerce. The appointment with El Rastro is every Sunday and holidays from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Early in the morning, traders arrive to set up their stalls. The police check that all are regulated, and of course pay their taxes to the City Council. Between 9.00 and 10.00 a.m. the early risers arrive, they look for bargains or specific objects, such as something that has been stolen in the hope of finding it. Also those who like the quieter Rastro, without the hustle and bustle and the rivers of people that arrive from 12.00.

El Rastro is scattered over a few streets around the Ribera de Curtidoresand that go all the way to the Ronda de Toledo. Different things, spread over different areas:

  • The street Ribera de Curtidores is mainly craft stalls, jeans, new, handmade clothes, etc.
  • The General Vara del Rey Square has a lot of second hand clothes, leather jackets, used Levi's, or corduroy jackets from the socialist era. There are also some interesting stalls of furniture and other second-hand items.
  • More antiques on the street Rhodes and in the Piquer Galleriesin Ribera de Curtidores.
  • At Carlos Arniches y Look at the Baja RiverThe most important of all are the records, second-hand clothes at Marmota and impossible objects at the Transformista.
  • In the esplanada del Campillotools, tools, fabrics and furs by the meter or by pieces, records, and magazines. A little bit of everything. The stalls get longer and longer until almost reaching the Glorieta de Embajadores.

We do not recommend the circular bus on a Sunday of Rastro because it is full to the brim and there is always a traffic jam in this area. But anyway we do recommend a visit to this market, being careful with backpacks or bags to avoid unpleasantness, and stopping for a few beers in any of the many bars you will find.

How to get there:
Plaza de Cascorro s/n
Subway: Tirso de Molina, La Latina, Embajadores, Acacias

Specialized Markets

Cuesta de Moyano (Books)

Weekly mini-fair with second-hand books, old and new.
They are usually open on weekdays and Sundays from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.

How to get there:
Cuesta de Moyano s/n (Madrid)
Subway: Atocha / Atocha Renfe
Buses: 45, 27, 14, 34, 37

Philatelic and Numismatic Market

A must for stamp and coin collectors.
Sundays and holidays, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

How to get there:
Plaza Mayor of Madrid
Subway: Sol / Ópera
Bus: 3 , 5 , 15 , 17 , 20 , 20 , 23 , 31 , 35 , 50 , 51 , 52 , 53 , 150

Paint Market

Painting exhibition held by the painters' association Taller Abierto.
Sundays, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

How to get there:
Plaza Conde de Barajas
Subway: Sol
Bus: 3 , 5 , 15 , 17 , 20 , 20 , 23 , 31 , 35 , 50 , 51 , 52 , 53 , 150

Model Market

Model railway market, with a section dedicated to civil and military miniatures, such as ships, airplanes, soldiers, etc...
Every first Sunday of the month except August, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
For more information call: 902 22 88 88 22

How to get there:
Paseo Delicias 61, Museo del Ferrocarril (Former Delicias Train Station)
Subway: Delicias
Bus: 8 , 18 , 19 , 45 , 47 , 85 , 86
Renfe Suburban: Delicias

Craft Markets

Craft Market Plaza de Comendadoras

Exhibition and sale of handicraft pieces by different artists from Madrid.
Every Saturday of the year from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

How to get there:
Plaza Comendadoras s/n
Subway: Noviciado, San Bernardo
Bus: 1 , 2 , 21 , 44 , 74 , 133 , 147 , C

Creative Crafts Show

Month of May

How to get there:
Plaza de Felipe II.
Subway: Goya
Bus: 15 , 26 , 29 , 30 , 61 , 63 , C

Artisan Gift Show

December and January

How to get there:
Atocha Renfe Station
Subway: Atocha Renfe
Bus: C, 57, 54, 54, 24, 141, 10
Renfe commuter trains: Atocha Renfe

Madrid Craft Market Fair

December and January

How to get there:
Paseo de Recoletos
Subway: Banco de España, Colón
Buses: 45, 27, 14, 34, 37
Renfe Suburban: Recoletos


Mud fair.
Month of May

How to get there:
Infantas Street, Aranjuez (Madrid)
Renfe commuter trains: Aranjuez

Fiasgu (El Escorial)

Sierra de Guadarrama Industrial and Artisan Fair
Month of June

How to get there:
El Escorial (Madrid)
Renfe commuter trains: El Escorial

Los Molinos Handicraft Fair-Market

Crafts Fair
Month of August

How to get there:
Los Molinos Cultural Center (Madrid)
Renfe Suburban: Los Molinos

Medieval Buitrago

Market set in the Middle Ages
Month of September

How to get there:
Walled enclosure of Buitrago de Lozoya
Road: N I, Km. 75

Outdoor Markets

Tetuán Flea Market

Sundays and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

How to get there:
C/ Marqués de Viana 51
Subway: Tetuán
Bus: 42 , 124

Avenida de Felipe II Flea Market

Monday to Saturday, free trade hours

How to get there:
Felipe II Avenue
Subway: Goya
Bus: 15 , 26 , 29 , 30 , 61 , 63 , C

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