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Strolling through El Rastro in Madrid

If you are in Madrid during the weekend, you cannot miss this great outdoor plan that never goes out of fashion.

Stroll through the most original stores, buy antiques and enjoy the street food of El Rastro to the rhythm of the music. Discover everything you need to know before visiting the oldest and most emblematic street market in Madrid.

Where is El Rastro? Address and opening hours

Located in the neighborhood of La Latina, around the street of Ribera de Curtidores and with the Plaza de Cascorro as the main center, the market of El Rastro encompasses a large pedestrian area in the center of Madrid filled with more than 1,000 stalls.

It is said that in El Rastro you can find everything you can imagine. Stroll among second-hand treasures of all kinds: furniture, paintings, lamps, vinyl, cameras, vintage clothing, books and magazines, toys and collectibles such as stamps, stickers and comics.

The opening hours of El Rastro Madrid are from 9AM to 3PM every Sunday and holidays. As a result of the pandemic, they have expanded their proposal and also organize a reduced version of the flea market on the first and third Saturday of each month.

If you are staying at The Principal Madrid hotel, you can get there in just 10 minutes by cab or 15 minutes by metro taking the L5 line to the "La Latina" stop, right next to Plaza de Cascorro.

8 stalls of El Rastro that you cannot miss

The El Laberinto store sums up perfectly all what El Rastro Madrid has to offer. With its wide variety of products, you are sure to find what you were looking for.

If you're passionate about vintage clothing, the Underground and Castillo Encantado stores are the favorite ones of Hannah Canham, an expert in the sector with her own showroom in the Chueca neighborhood.

Arturo Vivar's toy store will teleport you back in time with your favorite toys from when you were little. Los pequeños seres is a charming bookstore with new and secondhand books, but if you prefer comics then you can't miss the Comic Hunter store. La Satanasa is a paradise for vinyl and music fans.

And if you like antiques, you can't leave El Rastro without visiting the Galerías Piquer, one of the favorite corners for collectors.

Click here to download the map of El Rastro and organize your visit according to the types of stalls you prefer to discover.

Where to eat at El Rastro in Madrid?

Complete the Madrid experience by trying the gastronomy of the best restaurants in El Rastro. Have some toasts for breakfast at El capricho extremeño, try the best snails at Casa Amadeo and the tastiest razor clams at Bar Cruz. In the bar La Burbuja you can have tapas, but if you prefer to try the callos and cocido madrileño, you should go to La botillería de Maxi.

The fun in El Rastro Madrid is guaranteed for all ages.

The Principal Madrid, a luxury boutique hotel committed to art and design

Located in the heart of Madrid's Gran Vía, The Principal Hotel is much more than a modern luxury boutique hotel. It stands out for its unique decor that combines the best of a loft and a modern club with the glamour of a historic building from 1917 in the center of the capital with soul, personality and character. 

October 07, 2021