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La Latina

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What fun on a weekend evening. So many people standing in and out of lively bars with so many tapas to choose from. Lots of choice of bar but all busy. After telling some other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

What fun on a weekend evening. So many people standing in and out of lively bars with so many tapas to choose from. Lots of choice of bar but all busy. After telling some other tourists about it we returned mid week to find it almost deserted!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the most lively neighbourhood of Madrid. Restaurants and bars crowded with people at all times of day. Nice to hang out for tapas and beer after a long day of walking around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

In the morning we went to El Rastro which is a little market. And in the afternoon people stayed over the bars and there is a great life. You will always have different places to visit and do

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You must visit the La Latina neighbourhood of Madrid. Excellent restaurants and bars. Very lively atmosphere - especially on Saturdays. Prices for food and drink are cheaper than Gran Via / Sol etc and less touristy. Easily accessible through the Metro - come see the Real Madrid!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I will never have enough of this place. Easily accessible with Metro and lots of local arts and crafts to feast your eyes and burn your pocket! 2 hours is never enough for me to slowly choose and shop from stall to stall. Tapas bars are everywhere and you will never be hungry nor thirsty. highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

La Latina neighborhood, this is a dynamic, lively and full of things to do, at any hour of the day is a pleasure to come here, during the day visiting the many tapas bars and in the evening try one of the many pubs. Absolutelly a district of Madrid not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stayed in this area and we loved it. It's close to many of the historic places that everyone wsnts to see and you van also find many tapas bars in this area on a street called cava baja. Locals are always here and the tapas and drinks are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed in this are and we really enjoy it, if we come back we would like to stay around here again. You are close to everything! Walking distance to palacio real, san francisco de asis, plaza mayor, plaza españa etc There is a street called Cava Baja where you can find all these tpaas restaurants that are very nice.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

La Latina is the barrio in the old part of Madrid and is the place which has the beautiful Church of San Francisco el Grande. It also hosts the weekly Sunday rastro, the flea market. There are many restaurants with plenty of atmosphere too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is by far the easiest place to find a variety of tapas fr your visit to the city. Cava Baja is the main street to head for but there are others around with lots of little tapas bars. The quality did vary greatly with some great and others just above average. Later in my trip I learned that Malasana... More 

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La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighborhood with two unique personalities. At first glance, it’s distinctly old-world, with narrow streets weaving a maze among charming stone buildings in sunny, bright colors like yellow and pink. The other side of La Latina is characterized by a young population and a bohemian vibe, as evidenced by a dynamic and evolving selection of new bars, shops, coworking spaces, and other businesses popping up in the area. In the northern part of the neighborhood, the Cava Alta and Cava Baja streets constitute the tapas center of Madrid, where each age-old restaurant serves up distinctive specialties like huevos rotos and patatas bravas. Locals have come here for generations to while away hours over drinks and tapas with friends. On Sundays and public holidays, the streets to the south of La Latina metro station transform into a giant open-air market full of locals sifting through tent after tent of art, apparel, and antiques. Any day of the week, the intriguing blend of the traditional and the hip make the streets of La Latina worth exploring.
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