Otoño: época de mercados handmade en la ciudad
Just like theatres and the cultural programme of the city, in autumn the craft markets start to poke their heads out once again, selling vintage and decoration items as well as items of other trends, earning more and more fans as time goes on. The new craft market season promises to be a success in terms of visitors, which results in better quality items and also in bringing a different kind of plan to the city, a special and fun plan for the whole family, couples or friends on weekends. And, why not, you can even go alone, since it’s always nice to spend a little time by yourself doing what you like best.
- Mercado de Motores: One of Madrid’s classic craft markets. With many years of experience, it is back stronger than ever this month of September, preparing for an even better autumn. You cannot miss a visit to this market on the second weekend of every month, located in the Museo del Ferrocarril. Inside you can find many craftsmen that develop their creativity in decoration, fashion, accessories and a whole range of gourmet products elaborated in a homemade and ecological way that will result in a treat to your taste buds. Here you can have breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or even a nice cocktail with cool background music that you can even dance to. Let your imagination fly, because everything goes at Mercado de Motores.
- Nómada Market: Once again in a railway station, this time in one that is functioning, we go and visit many different stalls that sell items made by great creative minds and entrepreneurs who decided to make their dreams come true. The attic of the Chamartín railway station welcomes a very special exhibition on the first weekend of October where you can come across and buy some unique items for your home, exquisite gourmet foods to cook or stunning fashion items that will liven up your wardrobe.
- Lost & Found: For lovers of second-hand items, this is the place for them. At Patio de Conde Duque, a place that has been renovated to host such events, opening up to a larger public and therefore avoiding closure, many different sellers set their stalls up on the first weekend in October to sell their treasures under the motto “leave space for new things”. The main theme of the market are second-hand clothes but it’s also about having a good time rummaging through old things and enjoy a nice cocktail with some background music that will make you want to dance to it.
- Malasaña Market: one of the districts that has succumbed the most to hipsterdom and vintage items is Malasaña, where many different markets are organised for all tastes. In this case, Malasaña Market takes place on the first weekend of October on the second floor of Barceló Market, offering a wide range of original proposals of decoration, urban and sustainable fashion, vintage items, designer kitchen utensils, jewellery, children’s items, books, art, ceramics, stationery, accessories, fabrics and gastronomy.
No matter what your preferences are, do not miss out on these unique experiences that Madrid has to offer. Perhaps you won’t buy anything and you’ll go back with empty hands but, no matter what, you will definitely have a fun and pleasant time.