Asociación Cultural Cibeles: Madrid City Tour: Discover the El Rastro Neighborhood

Madrid City Tour: Discover the El Rastro Neighborhood

Madrid, Spain

Asociación Cultural Cibeles

Non-profit organization

2.5 hours
From$29 USDper person

Asociación Cultural Cibeles is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the exchange of culture and ideas.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Madrid’s traditional architecture while promoting culture and the meaningful exchange of ideas.
  • Visit the neighborhood of El Rastro and learn about the unique “corralas,” houses typical of Spanish architecture, found there.
  • Stop by a local bar for tapas and a drink.

Tour revenue will be invested in activities to help spread and share local culture.

Tour Details

  • Frequency


  • Start Time

    11:30 AM

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, Italian

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 7

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Take an alternative Madrid city tour and explore the neighborhood of El Rastro, Madrid’s most popular open air flea market, and its corralas, traditional Spanish buildings with long balconies overlooking a communal courtyard. Discover the most interesting and important places in this neighborhood known for its rich history, legends, and popular traditions. Visit Madrid attractions including a corrala that has even been transformed into a historic museum. At the end of the tour, stop by a popular local bar for a beer and tapas as you take in the beauty of the unique culture and Spanish architecture around you!

1 Visitor Review

    Esther Díaz ●  Jan 22, 2018

    Mariano was smiling all the time. He did the tour both in English and Spanish, which is more complicated for him, but he didn't care if that meant making the tour a bit longer. He wanted to make sure people was having a good time. He knows a lot about the story of the neighborhood, he provided many interesting details and showed us old pictures and maps so we could understand how the place has changed over the centuries. He was so great!

Tour Start Address

Plaza de la Cebada, 2, next to the Teatro de La Latina, Madrid, Spain

How To Get There

The closest public transportation stop is Plaza de la Cebada, accessible from metro line 2, next to the Teatro de La Latina.

More About Asociación Cultural Cibeles


To spread culture and facilitate meaningful exchange and dialogue among participants.

Main Programs

  • Courses in art, history, anthropology, cinema, philosophy, language, technology, and photography

  • Visits to museums and exhibitions

  • Visits to cultural heritage sites in Madrid

  • Cultural trips in Spain and Europe

  • Cinema and theater talks

  • Reading, photography, and craft workshops

  • Cultural conferences

Awards & Recognition

Colegio oficial de Aparejadores de Madrid
Ilustre Colegio de Médicos de Madrid
Universidad Pontificia de Comillas