Madrid Rastro Tour & Tapas Crawl
Discover the secrets of the bustling, historic Rastro flea market before enjoying classic Madrid tapas like a local!
- Dive into the bustling 250-year-old Rastro flea market and discover its treasures and secrets
- Go tapas hopping between 2 bustling Rastro taverns—just like the locals do!
- Meet lifelong stall-holders & antique dealers, and hear their incredible stories
- Get expert tips on where to find the best deals on souvenirs (& how to avoid being ripped off!)
- Learn the fascinating history of the market, and navigate its complicated twists and turns with an expert guide
I used to live in Madrid and have visited El Rastro many times. On this trip with 4 friends, 3 of whom have never visited Spain before, Devour Madrid's El Rastro & Tapas tour was a big hit. We learned some fascinating history from Amy and Caroline, as well as being introduced to some interesting merchants and artisans. In fact we enjoyed the experience so much, we booked another tour for Wine and Tapas.
This was such a cool way to spend a Sunday morning... discovering the history of the Rastro market; how it's changed over time and the hidden treasures to be found there. Our guide Amy told us lots of little anecdotes about the market and enticed us to try various Spanish delicacies along the way!
The Rastro is so big and busy that you really need help to avoid overwhelm and getting ripped off. Despite having been to the market many times before, with our guide Paula I discovered new streets, stall holders and bars. Just when our feet were getting tired we stopped for some delicious tapas and vermouth. A great way to spend a Sunday morning!
What to Expect on Your Tour
Dive into the bustling backstreets of Madrid’s famous Rastro flea market, founded around 1740! Led by a passionate local expert, you’ll discover the secrets of this historic market and its overflowing antique and second-hand shops. We’ll take you past the market’s surface, where you’ll meet charismatic vendors and hear their stories of life in the Rastro! Experience the flavor and atmosphere that make the Rastro market a Madrid institution—an absolute must for anyone in Madrid on a Sunday!
After the market, you’ll pop into two buzzing tapas bars to enjoy some of Madrid’s most classic tapas. Side by side with the locals, you’ll try grilled seafood, crispy pork belly and more! And of course, these delicious bites will be paired with local wine, beer and vermouth. This true Madrid experience is not to be missed!
And as with all Devour Madrid tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Madrid guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Madrid like a local!
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
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One of Madrid's most historic and charming neighbourhoods, and home to the bustling, famous Rastro flea market.