El Rastro de Gijón

From Eating Asturias, the Encyclopedia of Asturian Gastronomy

The line between a flea market and a collectors market and a boot sale is fuzzy at best. If you took all three of those concepts, sprinkled in a bunch of vegetable sellers and seasoned it all with prepared food vendors, you would have a recipe for a Rastro.

Located in the parking lots surrounding the El Molinón football stadium, the size and variety of this market cannot be understated. Hundreds of vendors, from the smallest card table with some old books to clothes sellers larger than some shopping center stores line the aisles.