If you want to have a good overview of the city you are visiting, you should see its monuments and experience its culture, its gastronomy, its way of life and its atmosphere... and to do so, there is nothing better than to visit the markets of the city.
Today, we invite you to discover the markets of Madrid, the Spanish capital, which you should not miss during your trip.
The Rastro Market
The Rastro Market
Every Sunday and on public holidays, one of Madrid's biggest markets is held in the streets of La Latina district. Its origins goes back to the 15th century when small shops, such as butchers and tanners, began to settle down around slaughterhouses, which were located outside of the city.
Year by year, other shops have been set up and nowadays, the Rastro hosts more than 1000 stands per week, which offer all kind of things, thus, it is easy to find whatever you want.
In addition, it has been declared Cultural Heritage of Madrid.
The Tetuan Market
One of the most famous markets after the Rastro is the Tetuan market that takes place every Sunday in Tetuan at the Asturias Avenue.
Among the 255 stands and surrounded by a popular atmosphere, you will find everything you need: food, handicrafts, clothing, accessories...
The market of Motores (Engine Market)
The Market of Motores- Photo of Facebook Page
This market is located at Casa de Campo and you should not miss it if you are staying in Madrid during the second week of the month. Its location is exceptional, as the market is organized in the Railway Museum and in the middle of railcars and locomotives.
You will find there a multitude of different and varied items: clothes, vintage decorations, organic and bio products, bicycles.... The market also has a children's corner that your kids will enjoy.
The Central Design Market
The Matadero Madrid
If you like fashion and design, do not hesitate to visit this market, located at Matadero Madrid in Legazpi.
It takes place on the first weekend of each month from 11am to 10pm and aims to present designers, artists and illustrators.
You will find ready to wear items and decorations, in addition you can go to a bar inside the patio, where you can drink a beer and eat some tapas...
Goya's Hippie Market
It is located close to the exit of the Goya metro station, at the Felipe II Avenue.
It is the best place to enjoy the style of the 70's while taking a walk through the pathways of this permanent market, better known as the "hippies de Goya".
Adelita Market- Photos of Web page
The Adelita Market, located at Malasaña or Majadahonda, is a mandatory stop for all those who like clothes. This retail market offers second-hand items.
The Adelita Market offers also mainly local products and promotes fair trade and sustainable development.