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El Rastro is the largest weekly flea market in Spain. Perhaps the most compelling reason to go is to soak up a local cultural experience. When in Madrid, it’s as much a ritual to stroll the market stalls hunting for treasures on Sunday as it is to enjoy tapas and drinks afterward. El Rastro’s reputation extends far and wide, drawing Spaniards and visitors not only from Madrid but also surrounding…
Traditional tapas in a local bar
El Rastro takes place every Sunday throughout the year from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The market is located around the Plaza de Cascorro and the streets Ribera de Curtidores and Calle de Embajadores, as well as the small side streets leading off these main thoroughfares. Later we'll visit a local bar to grab some traditional tapas.