Madrid’s famous flea market El Rastro Market situated in the heart of La Latina is to reopen this Sunday 22nd November, for the first time since the imposition of the national lockdown in March.
With new guidelines and health protocols in place the open air market will have 50% of stalls open and a maximum capacity of 2,700 people at any one time.
The market area which covers the Plaza de Cascorro to the Ronda de Toledo as well as the many side streets such as San Cayetano, Fray Ceferino González, Carlos Arniches and Mira el Río will have it’s access contolled by 150 police personnel.
In addition there will be SAMUR Civil Protection volunteers on duty.
The iconic market’s history dates back over 250 years to when the area was a meeting place to sell and exchange goods.
Usually more than 1,000 stalls can be found in the streets of the area on market days being Sundays and bank holidays from early in the morning to 3pm.