This blog post was originally posted on August 5, 2015 and was updated on October 10, 2017.
From undies to Star Wars, the Rastro never disappoints!
El Rastro Flea Market is one of the most popular and largest open-air markets in Spain. In the sea of stalls and people, you can grab some fantastic bargains every Sunday. However, what makes this flea market truly unique is the bizarre buys you can find! Read on to discover our 5 Bizarre Buys from El Rastro Market in Madrid!
Tour the Rastro with us! We offer an insider tour of the Rastro Market every Sunday. Join us to hear the stories, learn the history, see the bizarre bits and taste the best tapas nearby!
1. New Undies
This El Rastro stall has the widest (and cheapest) selection of undies you’ll ever find. Whatever your size or color preference, there’s a pair to match your personality and current mood!
2. A selection of knives for any occasion
Spain is famous for their love of knives. More so the jamón carving knife, the only knife that is drawn towards you, not away. Pick up a bargain here, but make sure to check customs regulations when you leave…
Why don’t you join us on our highly popular Tapas, Taverns and History tour to try amazing jamón yourself! What’s great is you receive a history and food tour all-in-one!
Price: 2 – 20€
3. Chinese Kung Fu Figurines
With such a huge Chinese community in Madrid, you’ll find Asian items all over El Rastro. For starters, these little Kung Fu figurines are a unique present to bring back from Madrid.
These furry guys will make any kid’s (or adult’s) heart melt. You can buy different types of animals wearing all types of clothes.
Price: 15 – 25€
Hidden in a creepy used-doll shop is the one and only Yoda. Try not to be intimidated by all the dolls’ eyes staring at you around the shop – may the force be with you.
Insider’s Tip: As El Rastro Flea Market gets super busy in the afternoon, the best time to visit is early Sunday morning!
As you’ll be starving after browsing all the market stalls, why not join us afterward on one of our best-selling Madrid Food Tours? You’ll learn about the delicious history of Madrid in awesome places with great people!