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La Latina

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If you want a local feel, tapas wherever you look, narrow cobble-stone streets, then La Latina is the neighborhood for you. I highly recommend staying here, it is central to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you want a local feel, tapas wherever you look, narrow cobble-stone streets, then La Latina is the neighborhood for you. I highly recommend staying here, it is central to the main places you'll see in Madrid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Madrid is full of areas with fantastic tapas bars but this area would have to be the best. love the vibe and incredbly liveliness of this area. This is the real Madrid. These people have perfected the art of living and this is one of the multitude of zonesbto experience it in this remarkable city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

we liked this part of town the la latina area is full of life,tapas bars restaurants,little side streets,with bars,its a great place to stroll a round stop have a tapas and move on to the next one, you can sit outside of most of them, well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had rented an apartment in that area for 3 days. We walked around a few times. It is a low scale area where you can find a lot of small streets and small restaurants catering to the local population. Few tourists go there even though it is only about 10 minutes walk from Puerta del Sol. One exceptional place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Although the flea market is on a Sunday, we found a lot of stalls on the Friday when we went. Lots or small bars line the road offering traditional Spanish food. We had beer, wine, tortilla and chicken for around €4. It does get very crowded so take care with your belongings but really worth a visit.,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Mostly tourist trap restaurants. Pretty artwork. Biggest bra in the world. I read there's an awesome club with live music in this neighborhood, but we were in Madrid on a Wednesday and Monday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is by far the place to go if you don't want to go to bed early. Its lively, colourful and has everything you could ever want or need on a night out in madrid Fabulous bars serving till whenever they feel like closing. Great tapas to have and share with your pals Not the cheapest night out you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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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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