It you are lucky enough to travel to Madrid...do everything you can to be there on a Sunday.
This is an awesome day to be in the city.
Why? El Rastro is only open on Sundays.
El Rastro is Madrid's flea market. It is amazing and well worth the trip.
It is busy and lively and colorful. It is a perfect place to stock up on unique gifts. Since we were there in November, I did a lot of my holiday shopping at El Rastro. You can find jewelry, scarves, leather bags, belts, gloves, hats, sweaters, jackets and so much more! Great prices. Beautiful, unusual pieces. .
Some things to keep in mind...
Use a little Spanish, it goes a long way. Madrilenos are friendly.
Take cash and feel free to bargain.
Rain or shine- El Rastro is busy! Be cautious of pickpockets. Keep your belongings close.
There are no restrooms - but lots of bars and restaurants border El Rastro. Many have counters.
Buy a Coke, sip it at the counter and use their bathrooms.
Be sure to enjoy the live music on the streets as you follow the crowds to El Rastro.
El Rastro is a highlight in Madrid. Don't miss it!
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