The 5 best flea markets in Madrid
1) El Rastro
El Rastro is Madrid’s most popular open-air flea market. It is organised in La Latina every Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm. It has been the place to go for over 400 years for many curious objects. Head to the antiques and specialised shops around La Ribera de Curtidores for more interesting finds.
2) Mercado de Motores
This market, which is held on the second weekend of the month (except in August), is located in the Ferrocarril Museum spilling out onto the adjacent lot. This flea market invites local shops and artisans to showcase their products as well as individuals who have found treasures in their attic. Great vintage clothing and furniture.
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3) Mercado de las Ranas
Every first Saturday of the month from 12 am to 8 pm, local merchants take their store to the streets. Calle de las Huertas and the adjacent streets fill up with stalls, making for a lively flea market ambiance. The market’s curious name comes from the enormous number of frogs in the ponds of the orchards of the old Convent of San Jerónimo, which is now Barrio de las Letras.
4) [The Festival] by Salesas
Embodying the creative and artistic spirit of the neighbourhood, [The Festival] is a street market dedicated to fashion, art, gastronomy, and music. Good vibes guaranteed. Runs every first Saturday of the month (except in January, July and August) on Calles de Campoamor, Santa Teresa and Argensola.
5) Mercado de las Flores Vogue
Twice a year, in the months of June and December, Vogue Spain organises a wonderful flower market on the Calle de Jorge Juan. The best floral artists and flower shops in the city display and sell their creations during this event.
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