El Rastro, biggest Madrid’s fleamarket is one of the oldest and most beautiful in Europe. It’s origins are in the 18th Century, when it began to be popular as a street market. It was well know for flowers and living animals.
Today, it’s a crowdy and funny market, every Sunday, from 9:00 to 15:00, Ribera de Curtidores and the nearby streets are full of little stands where you can buy cosy clothes…
…old stuff and even some stylish furniture.
El Rastro is also famous for the many bars in which you can taste typical dishes from Madrid’s cousine.