SHOPPING IN MADRID

Madrid street markets

One of the traditional visits in Madrid is to go shopping at the street markets or flea markets. You can find all sorts of things such as antiques, second-hand clothes, pottery, handicrafts, furniture, etc. The flea markets may be monographic and highly specialized, such as the stamp market, or Moyano hill, where old books are sold.
Madrid has a long tradition of street markets offering the most varied products. This type of selling
place, so typical in the Community of Madrid, is usually found outdoors, in public places and on
certain days.
The products sold are so diverse: food, pieces of clothing, household items, plants, fashion jewellery,
etc. These markets have always been widely accepted because they offer, within the same space,
a great variety of items and also because prices are lower than at traditional stores.
But the real attractive thing about stepping into one of these markets is just ambling in the open air
through the stalls, stopping and looking at all kinds of goods and enjoying the lively bustle of the
place as both traders and buyers mix.

The Rastro
Plaza de Cascorro
Zone: Lavapiés- Rastro
www: El Rastro
Opening Times: Sundays and public holidays, from 09:00 to 14:00 hours
The street market par excellence in Madrid. Starting at the Plaza de Cascorro, the market runs down the section of road known as the 'Ribera de Curtidores'. Here venders set up tables and booths to promote their wares.
While the market is large and packed with people, do not expect to see a market dominated by antiques. Unfortunately, now much of the Rastro's wares are imported items, leather purses, and textiles; used goods are also plentiful.
Take care with your pockets here!

Madrid Book Fair
Retiro Park
Zone: Salamanca
www: Feria del Libro de Madrid
Opening time: On June every year. See website

Madrid Tirso de Molina Flower Market
Plaza Tirso de Molina
Zone: Lavapiés
www:
Mercado de las Flores de Madrid

Gastronomic Madrid market
Pl Vázquez de Mella
Zone: Chueca
www:
La Plaza Mercado Madrid
Opening time: see website


Old and Bargain Book s Fair
Cuesta de Moyano
Zone: Atocha
Opening Times: Monday to Friday, from 09:30 to 17:00 hours in winter, and 09:30 to 20:00 hours in summer.
Saturdays and Sundays, mornings only.
Books market where we can find genuine literary jewels.

Avenida de Felipe II Market
Avenida de Felipe II
Zone: Salamanca
Opening Times: Free shopping hours.
Hippie style market where we can find from bags and shirts from India to earrings and handicrafts from all over the world.

Stamps and Coins Market
Plaza Mayor
Zone: Puerta del Sol - Austrias
Opening Times: Sundays and public holidays, from 09:00 to 14:00 hours
One of the oldest in Madrid. Buyers can find stamps and coins from all over the world.

Paintings Market
Plaza Conde de Barajas
Zone: Puerta del Sol - Austrias
Opening Times: Sundays, from 10:00 to 14:00 hours
For the lovers of art and painting.

Art & Crafs Madrid Market
Plaza de España
Zone: Argüelles
Opening Times: Christmas

Christmas Madrid Market
Plaza Mayor
Zone: Puerta del Sol
Opening Times: Christmas

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