What is El Rastro?The Rastro is La Latina's famous outdoor market, taking place every Sunday.
Where is El Rastro?The main street of the Rastro is Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores, though many of the streets in the neighborhood will have things for sale.
Useful Information About El RastroThe Rastro's reputation has far outlived its quality. Lazy travel writers list it as one of the key things to do in La Latina, because everyone else says it too. In reality, it is a far cry from its heyday, with the idiosyncratic stalls of yesterday having given way to pretty standard market fare of band t-shirts and knock-off jeans.
But the Rastro is more than just about the shopping. The bars and cafes in the area are particularly lively after the Rastro has drawn to a close, so stop for a drink and a bite to eat before you leave.