La Latina
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The area
Neighbourhood: Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
How to get there
  • La Latina • 2 min walk
  • Tirso de Molina • 4 min walk
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Faye J
Rugby, UK666 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Nice place to wander around with nowhere in mind to go...lovely streets with some quaint buildings and some amazing paintings on sides on houses
Written 6 June 2022
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Redkitewatcher64
Andover, UK1,626 contributions
May 2022
We had heard about a Sunday morning market and decided to visit. Its a really easy walk from the centre of town and the market is amazing! There are a lot of stalls in the central street and then lots of the smaller side roads also had stands. Around the area there are also a lot of antiques shops, cafes and interesting places to explore. You can buy anything and everything from here from typical market "Tat", retro fashion, antiques and everything in between. It is very busy with both locals and tourists and unfortunately it also attracts pickpockets so be careful . Brilliant place to spend a few hours
Written 26 May 2022
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Senioronabudget
Kent, WA917 contributions
Apr 2022
We spent a month in Madrid and our apartment was in La Latina. I do agree with some reviewers, there isn't much to do here other than touring some churches and the Sunday flea market (which is worth the experience). That being said, we loved the neighborhood. One can graze to your hearts content from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM. The bakeries are wonderful. The Mercado de la Cebada has wonderful selections of hams and olives. With one exception of Cervecería San Andrés (see my review), we were treated like residents. We will return.
Written 22 May 2022
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kospapmr
Athens, Greece122 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Very beautiful and touristic neighborhood in Madrid. Well known for it's nightlife and artistic streets. In addition, you must pay a visit on Sunday morning when there is the local market El rastro.
Written 7 April 2022
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Albert M
Miami, FL6 contributions
Mar 2022
With my partner we stayed in the neighborhood La Latina, we really liked the atmosphere of the neighborhood, we walked through all its beautiful streets, many and very good gastronomic offer.
Written 19 March 2022
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Blanka H
32 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
I loved this neighbourhood so much!! If you are curious about the old Spanish architecture, vivid colors (in opposite to white city center) and artistic buildings, this is a place for you! Just enjoy and wonder around to get into the right Spanish energy 😄 If you are coming during weekend, use your Sunday (somewhere between 10 and 3 pm) to visit the huge local market El Rastro. But get ready for big crowds if you are going between 12 and 2 :) It's amazing, with many souvenirs, clothes, jewelry, kitchen supplies etc. It is not only a touristic place, because most of the customers there were actually Spanish! Also, during weekends you can try great sandwiches at El Capricho Extremeno, to taste some of the local bites. They have really interesting and authentic combinations!

The other old district I really liked and is similar is Malasana. 🥰
Written 13 March 2022
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CaryMan
Cary, NC8 contributions
Dec 2021
We wandered into this restaurant in Barajas neighborhood, and had a great time. We had a light meal, the patatas bravas were top notch. we enjoyed ham and machengo cheese plate, an artichoke dish -- then we had three desserts! The waiter was very friendly. It seemed to be a neighborhood place.
Written 14 December 2021
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zktravels
Poland207 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
The neighbourhood is less crowded than the central part of Madrid, which is great for those who tend to grow tired of the noise to the point they need a break. The streets are quite narrow, with plenty of charming buildings. A great place :)
Written 11 July 2021
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Gwen D
Cincinnati, OH2,027 contributions
Oct 2019
Wandered through the neighborhood at as we wound down our day long walking tour of Madrid. Wish we hadn't have run out of steam so could have enjoyed the area a bit more.
Written 20 September 2020
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ianjmc85
Liverpool, UK389 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a real special part of the city. Narrow back streets with great bars and restaurants, it's really atmospheric. The flea market on Sunday is amazing all the usual market stalls plus the second hand, antique area is great to walk around.
Written 12 March 2020
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