This may be the biggest flea market in all of Spain, but don’t head to El Rastro expecting too many vintage treasures, as much of what’s sold here nowadays is new. Serious shoppers can hit some of the side streets for the odd antiquarian’s stall, though the aim for most locals is mainly the lazy Sunday morning stroll—finished with a beer and some tapas at the nearby Mercado San Miguel, recently restored and brimming with traditional food stalls. Fairly central, many of the main museums are nearby and make a good afternoon destination. Photo: Promo Madrid

You may also like