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La Latina

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La Latina
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La Latina is a nice and interesting place. There are many nice reasonably priced restaurants, shops and cafes. We were there on 2 different occasions, the first on a Sunday when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Malacca, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

La Latina is a nice and interesting place. There are many nice reasonably priced restaurants, shops and cafes. We were there on 2 different occasions, the first on a Sunday when the El Rastro Flea Market was ongoing and the 2nd on a weekday. On the first visit, the whole neighbourhood was buzzing with human traffic. Lots of stall was... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful cultural experience with restaurants spanning from very inexpensive to expensive. Large theater! Great eating at the sidewalk cafes and people watching. Easy to get lost as it is an old area with narrow winding streets! Lots of taxis.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old streets of Madrid. There something there to love. They are beautiful as much as they are old.

Thank Ragtime R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to be for bars and good food. On weekends it can get very packed, but it is worth the wait.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is the most common place in Madrid for Saturday evenings, even during the mornings. Just go up and down the Cava Baja and the Cava Alta tasting wines and beers along the streets and changing the place all the time. If you are in summer, get a place (it is hard) in a terrace for beering under the sunbath.

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Beautiful neighborhood that you should visit while visiting Plaza Mayor. Bunch of restaurants and bars will offer you to have food and drinks. Make sure to visit San Miguel Mercado.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Madrid and gives you a good idea of what life was like in the years gone by. It is a place to walk and look and enjoy. If you are a photographer there are hundreds of locations you will want to capture.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Plenty of restaurants if you want to have tapas or pinxos with good selection of wine. Some places have been established for more than 10 years, some new.

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Cartagena, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Every Sunday I travel to Madrid I go to have lunch to La Latina. It is close to the Rastro (flea market) and there are many places to have wonderful tapas. Some places can be a bit crowded... but those are the places you need to try ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

La Latina is not so much a place as a state of mind. Near the Plaza Mayor, It is old and narrow and teeming with authentic shops and tapas bars. There are street people, street performers, and street art. If you like a vibe, this is your HQ.

Thank Mike K

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La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood, 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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