Charming street markets

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When you think of flea markets in Madrid, El Rastro is the first to come to mind. This huge Sunday market draws thousands of people from all over the world. However, over the past few years, specialist markets have mushroomed in the Spanish capital. They’re attractive events held regularly and meeting points for manufacturers, producers or designers. For a list of the top street markets in Madrid, take a look below.

The biggest direct selling event for food producers in the Spanish capital, perfect to get the most popular Spanish food while supporting local producers in the area and making a statement for in-season ingredients.

Where: Plaza Matadero

When: One (usually last) weekend a month during the food production season

The greatest event for design lovers. Organised by Central de Diseño (the main design platform in Spain), it gathers representatives of a variety of sectors: creation, industry, and so on.

Where: Matadero and other hosting venues

When: Every first weekend of the month

 

A market to buy, sell or exchange second-hand and vintage items: books, records, comics, clothes, tech gadgets, toys, knowledge, ideas, and more.

Where: Conde Duque

When: Dates vary

A street market in one of Madrid’s most beautiful and interesting districts to go shopping. Clothing and accessories, décor, art and design, food, and a host of activities.

Where: Las Salesas district, between Calle de Campoamor and Calle de Santa Teresa

When: Every first Saturday of the month

A street market in the lovely Barrio de las Letras (Literary Quarter). Local shopkeepers bring their goods out in an unrivalled shopping, cultural, culinary and artistic event.

Where: Barrio de Las Letras

When: Every first Saturday of the month

A flea market on the rise at the Railway Museum. Fashion, décor, music and food in a spectacular setting.

Where: Railway Museum, Paseo de las Delicias, 61

When: Every second weekend of the month

A consumer education initiative in the heart of Malasaña: Plaza del Dos de Mayo. You can sell, buy or exchange goods, as you learn about barter, recycling and reuse in today’s consumerist society.

Where: Plaza Dos de Mayo

When: Every third Saturday of the month

A pop-up market in Ciento y Pico, a gallery in Malasaña, where you can find clothes by young designers and avant-garde design items.

Where: Calle de Velarde, 14

When: Several times a year

One of the most popular flea markets in Madrid, where you can find clothes, accessories and design items from over 50 different exhibitors.

Where: The Westin Palace

When: One weekend a month

A blend of design market and art fair. A meeting point for artists, designers and buyers, without agents or middlemen. Social responsibility, sustainability, creativity and affordable prices.

Where: La Cebada Market

When: Four times a year

A series of spring markets for local entrepreneurs in the Malasaña district, where art, creativity, society and business come together, without boundaries. Design and illustration, arts and crafts, vintage trade, sustainability, and more.

Where: Plaza del Dos de Mayo

When: Every Saturday in spring

A meeting point for designers, artists and creators who want to show and sell their work at the avant-garde event venue LASEDE COAM.

Where: Calle de Hortaleza, 63

When: Dates vary

A blend of street market and pop-up retail against the elegant background of Barrio de Salamanca. A selection of exclusive and original retailers in an iconic setting in Madrid, usually on a posh street.

Where: Venues vary

When: Once a month/Dates vary

Regular meetings between consumer groups and organic agri-food producers at La Tabacalera. There’s food and music, children’s activities and charities.

Where: Calle de Embajadores, 53

When: Dates vary

A flea market organised by non-profit organisation. By delivering a cheerful atmosphere with the help of DJs, the organisers promote alternative economy: recycling, bartering or trading in second-hand items.

Where: Venues vary

When: Several times a year

Indie design fair showcasing items produced in multiple media, series and techniques: textiles, jewellery, graphic arts, and more.

Where: Calle de Argumosa, 11

When: Dates vary

An initiative by local shopkeepers in the district of Chamberí, who gather at Plaza de Olavide to promote values like seller-to-buyer service, slow life, etc.

Where: Plaza de Olavide

When: Seasonal event

Concerts, DJs and shows, exhibitions and workshops in the heart of Madrid’s El Rastro.

Where: Calle de Santa Ana/El Rastro

When: Every first Saturday of the month

Oportunidad perfecta para apoyar la producción artesanal al mismo tiempo que el consumo sostenible (Distrito de Arganzuela. Tercer domingo de cada mes).

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