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El Rastro

21 Calle Ribera de Curtidores
Between Plaza de Cascorro and Ronda de Toledo
Madrid, 28005, Spain
TEL: 34-605-541-999

Having started in the Middle Ages, El Rastro is a rambling 3,500-vendor market in the old streets of Madrid. The market begins at 9 a.m. on Sundays and holidays, but gets busiest by 11 a.m. The roughly triangular area runs from the clothing stalls in Plaza de Cascorro, downhill through side streets like Calle San Cayetano (known for its painters), and ends at Ronda de Toledo. The name, El Rastro, is rumored to have come from the trail (or rastro) of blood between the riverside abattoirs and the tanneries on Ribera de Curtidores. Be wary that pickpockets sometimes target market shoppers.

Insider Tip:

In the early afternoon, head to a nearby tapas bar like El Capricho Extremeño on Calle de Carlos Arniches.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Friday - Closed
  • Monday - Closed
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Thursday - Closed
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday - Closed

Shop Type:: Flea market


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