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La Latina

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Nice neighborhood

Popular among Madrid citizens, it is full of shops, restaurant, squares in which you can have a "tapa" with a "caña" of beer. Lovely

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Popular among Madrid citizens, it is full of shops, restaurant, squares in which you can have a "tapa" with a "caña" of beer. Lovely

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I met a friend who lives in Lavapies, and took me to a few local museums as well as tapas bars. There were no crowds, everyone was friendly, and the food was fantastic. I recommend you take a walk there yourself and enjoy the locals experience of Madrid.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads of bars and restaurants and a great vibe. Everyone's friendly and there's never a dull moment!

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun section of Madrid for it's youth and lively mix of culture. The restaurant options are great and scattered amongst pleasant residential stretches.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the neighborhood and it had a lot of things going on. There were restaurants everywhere. There were plazas. and churches. It was a reasonable walk to the tourist sites. There was a metro stop close and shopping. It had great architecture but felt like a "hip" neighborhood.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just go there with no regrets especially if U'R in your 20' ... 30's. My HRC Hotel was located in La Latino

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in La Latina and it was so convenient for walking to the Royal Palace, the main shopping area and only a 30 minute walk down to the Prado area. The buzz in the area was fabulous and any bar we went to (for a drink and/or food) was friendly and great value.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its always been a pleasure and fantastic experience to enjoy the wonders of the La Latina and the gracious atmosphere of this lively theater district. The tapas bars and restaurants are fantastic and the night life feels like 8PM at 6 AM, La Latina is a must experience for any new travelers to Madrid!!

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Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We loved our walk admiring the street corners, the beautiful colored, old apartment buildings ...they were a dream come true to see and take pictures. Must go here to get a sense of the old Madrid!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Great old buildings, narrow streets and lots of bars and restaurants make this the perfect place to spend an evening wandering around with Madrilenos.

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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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