If there is something distinctive in the city of Madrid is El Rastro. sta not be the same without him, which belongs to the Cultural Heritage of the People of Madrid. This is the most emblematic street market in the capital and one of the oldest in Spain. All domingosy holidays between 9:00 and 14:00 hours, hundreds of stalls are piled up forming the market around Tanners Bank Street and its environs. It is an inescapable visit in every tourist's stay in the capital, as well as a reference point for both locals. In this medieval market can buy almost everything from clothes first and second hand, shoes, books and antiques, to fruit, flowers, accessories, collectibles, music, pictures or the most absurd junk.
The Trail runs through a closed triangle, bounded by the street Toledo, Ronda de Toledo street and the street ambassadors. To facilitate the purchase of the thousands of visitors who come to the market, products are distributed by streets. So, along Tanners Bank Street posts fit crafts, antiques and clothing firsthand. Around San Cayetano Street sold paintings and works of art. This street is known by the nickname of "the street of the painters, as well as stalls, has many paint stores.
The Plaza General Vara del Rey concentrates posts second-hand clothes. In the esplanade of Campillo is a great variety of fabrics, leathers, tools, music, old news, etc.. And lovers of antiques, have only near the street Rhodes. It is a central market, easily accessible by foot, subway or bus. The nearest metro stations are La Latina and Puerta de Toledo. The Trail has a huge number of people: for here it may take more than 100,000 people each Sunday morning as it is a market of international fame. Many tourists make a stage in Madrid only to go to the Rastro. The holidays are fewer jobs and fewer people, which is ideal for those wishing to escape the crowds on Sunday. Trace the word comes from the place where the cattle were killed, the slaughterhouse. After cutting his throat and sell the most, they left a trail of blood when they are moved from one place to another. Around the slaughterhouse were the tanneries, which took advantage skins for tanning, this activity comes the nickname of its main artery of Tanners Bank. After an entire morning of shopping and bargaining, one of the best options is to go to eat tapas and drink a good glass of wine in one of the typical bars in the area. Do not miss a visit to this charming market. By visiting the capital of Spain and stay at the top.