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.

This is the perfect place to head it if you're looking to support local producers and sustainable eating.

Where: Under the covering on ther corner of Avda. del Planetario and Calle Meneses, a few metres away from IMAX and next to Tierno Galván Park.

When: The third Sunday of every month

This pedestrian street known as Cuesta de Moyano is paved with book stalls. It offers a wide selection of new and second-hand books, ranging from philosophy and literature to art and essays.

Where: Calle Claudio Moyano

When: Permanent. Open every day of the week

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 place where 45 food growers from the Community of Madrid gather. The market prioritises local produce that is of high quality, home-grown and ecological; directly from the grower to the consumer.

Where: Plaza Paseo de Valdelasfuentes (Alcobendas)

When: Second Sunday of each month

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: Next edition: 17 December

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 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

Concept that fuses the best aspects of markets, pop-up stores, and commercial elegance. This chic market selling clothing, decoration, accessories, jewellery, children’s items, gourmet food, and art, among others, has a new location at No. 40 Calle Serrano.

Where: Variable New Location: No. 40 Calle Serrano

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

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

Se ha convertido en los últimos años en una de las citas más importantes del calendario nacional de eventos relacionados con el juguete antiguo, custom y de colección. 

Dónde: Variable: C.C. La Ermita, C.C. Plaza Loranca 2, C.C. Plaza de Aluche, C.C.  Dolce Vita Gran Manzana

Cuándo: Todos los sábados del mes (en agosto no se celebra)

Localizado en la zona de Jorge Juan, en este colorido mercado navideño participan las mejores floristerías de Madrid además de ofrecer una interesante propuesta gastronómica.

Dónde: Calle de Jorge Juan, 92

Cuándo: Variable (Edición primavera/ Navidad)

 

Cultural Association of Madrid Painters Taller Abierto has been holding open-air group exhibitions since 1984 showing original works by 40 artists.

Where: Plaza Conde de Barajas (Next to Arco de Cuchilleros)

When: Every Sunday

Un espacio que cuenta con cerca de 30 expositores donde se reúnen pequeñas marcas, artesanos y diseñadores. Pueden encontrarse productos de moda, complementos, arte, decoración, cosmética, belleza y gastronomía.

Dónde: Palacio Santa Bárbara / Gran Vía, 13

Cuándo: Consultar fechas en página oficial

A designer market that sells products designed and produced by Architects of Madrid, which stand out for their personal touch of transversal worlds. 

Where: COAM Space (Hortaleza, 63)

When: See dates on official website

 

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