Dating back to medieval times, El Rastro is one of the oldest markets in Europe, yet it's also one of the most modern. When the famous flea market sets up business, throngs of sellers and buyers converge near the Plaza de Cascorro site. Both natives and tourists, have made El Rastro one of the most popular places in the city and a must-see for all trips into the city.
For the full experience, wander up and down the bustling streets, and feel free to get lost in the crowds. You'll be able to soak up Madrid's culture and see locals haggle over items and kids running from station to station. As one of the key symbols of the city, it's a must for any visitor's first Sunday in Madrid.