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Today we are going to talk about a flea market in Madrid that is not a traditional market. It’s a cultural event! Today we are going to talk about the famous Mercado de Motores.

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This market, which is held on the second weekend of each month, has become one of the most important events in the city.


This market has a great atmosphere thanks to its more than 200 craftsmen, artists, designers and different music styles. Besides this, the Mercado de Motores has music, food, entertainment and all types of shopping. You will be able to discover new things all day.

The Mercado de Motores takes place in the Museo del Ferrocarril, one of the most central areas of Madrid. Because of that, you will be walking around the market and looking to old locomotives and carriages in the Museum.

Another special feature of the Mercado de Motores is that you can hear great live music. Every month different music bands make your visit even more special if it’s possible.

If you want to plan your visit, the schedule is from 11.00 to 22.00 on Saturdays and from 11.00 to 21.00 on Sundays. You have the whole weekend to see, enjoy and buy whatever you like.

If your visit is longer than what you planned, it is worth making a stop to eat and drink something in any food truck for resting some time. After that you will be able to continue discovering the Mercado full of energy.

Do you want or do you need to go with your puppy? It cannot go into the museum, but Mercado de Motores’ staff provides you animal caretakers.

And finally, get ready because when you get home you will be looking forward to next month to come back!

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