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Trendy neighborhood for night lovers

With many bars, cafes and restaurants and entertainment, this is a must for the young crowd. I love the lifeliness of the place!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With many bars, cafes and restaurants and entertainment, this is a must for the young crowd. I love the lifeliness of the place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area has become an up and coming district There are great dining spots and only a few areas that one might perceive unsafe. Yes there are some drug dealers but it really is not an issue. A lot of ethnic food and some other nice dining. They hold a nice food fair every year.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fat in this neighborhood. It's filled with a lot of local eateries and shops. Very convenient location to walk to Plaza Mayor and Mercado de San Miguel as well as Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande. This location also boost one of 10 top rooftop bars to have a drinks at in Madrid.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is Madrid more traditional barrios- traditional neighbourhood - , the oldest part of the city with lots of migrants. Despite I read that there are no go areas, we always felt safe during our stroll, and really enjoyed La Latina. The paintings on the walls, the tourist and locals sauntering or hurrying on the street, and the Basilica St.... More 

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Napa Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this area. Stone streets with picture worthy architecture. Lots of cute shops, restaurants and attractions. Definitely worth the trip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this area, vibrant, full of life and lots of young people, kind of off the beaten track. We came upon a terrific free concert in a little square on Lavapies. 5 musicians, all electric, a mix of Santana, rock, folk etc. So entertaining and one of those times that you travel for!

Thank CaliforniaNana
Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It all is happening here. It is an area of more population density, young people and myriad eating and drinking establishments from which to choose. Stroll the narrow streets and soak in the flavors and aromas while choosing a place to dine, If you want a more upscale- but still reasonable dining experience- definiely seek out Esteban restuarant for great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This place has a reputation of being less affluent but it doesn't have the detractions I have seen in similar areas in other cities. There are lots of locals shopping and we had dinner at a street restaurant and felt safe the whole time. There isn't any one particular part that I would call a must-see but if you walk... More 

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Cadiz, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This area is slightly out of the way and quieter and trendier than areas like Sol and Plaza Mayor. Some great bars and restaurants in which to have a coffee, beer or some lunch. San Miguel market is worth a visit too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My wife simply had to go there, on Sunday. People were everywhere. We were fighting with cars for walking space. No great places open, not much to see. We felt suffocated. Took a metro to chuida and felt much better.

Thank Lev G

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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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