El Rastro Area Antiques Hunting, Madrid

Embark on an exciting and fascinating treasure hunt when you visit the El Rastro area for antiques and collectibles. One of its principle destinations is the flea market, which takes place every Sunday and during public holidays. This is the biggest open-air flea market in the country and it attracts bargain hunters from all over Spain and further afield. There is a wonderful assortment of rare goods and collectibles in the market, as well as clothing, old vinyl records, household goods, electronics and much more. Hone your treasure hunting skills in the antique shops near the market, which also open on a Sunday. Bear in mind that the quality of their goods vary from low to high and the prices fluctuate accordingly. Some of the area's best antiques can be found around the Plaza General Vara del Rey, but if you are looking for junk and bric-a-brac, take your bargaining powers over to Calles Mira el Río Alta. For more items from times past, spend some time on Calle Mira el Río Baja. There are lots of items from recent eras, including hippie memorabilia, old books, dolls, candlesticks, old-fashioned furniture and antique frames. You may even be able to source pieces from as far back as the 18th century.
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El Rastro Area Antiques Hunting Map

Guide Name: El Rastro Area Antiques Hunting
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Author: nataly

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