La Latina

La Latina, Madrid: Address, Phone Number, La Latina Reviews: 4.5/5

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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zktravels
Poland158 contributions
4⭐️
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, OH1,980 contributions
Brief Visit
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, UK323 contributions
Special part of the city
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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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,495 contributions
Lots of Tapas bar
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is very nice neighbourhood with lots of refurbished old houses. It feels very safe and easy to walk around here.

You can also find lots of Tapas bar here too.
Written 2 March 2020
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HL Canada
5 contributions
lots of tapas restaurants
Feb 2020
La Latina was the base of our visit to Madrid. There were many tapas restaurants around here, and the metro was close by. A very fun neighbourhood with a great vibe.
Written 1 March 2020
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Laurie P
Arlington Heights, IL18 contributions
Fun area with lots of tapas bars and livley street scene
Nov 2019
We stayed in LaLatina as a base for exploring Madrid on foot. Very safe. La Rastro market on Sunday is unlike any market I've seen before. Be sure to find the area where the kids are bargaining for soccer cards.
Written 1 December 2019
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Monieblue
Pasadena, CA54 contributions
Very cool area of Madrid.
Nov 2019
Just check it out.. lots of interesting little bars cafes and winding streets to explore. Beautiful cathedrals and architecture as well.
Written 24 November 2019
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judy e
Tel Aviv, Israel81 contributions
for art and market lovers
Nov 2019
great market and flea market, colourful, crowded on Sunday, lots of places to eat, attractive stalls especially textiles and jewellery
Written 15 November 2019
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WickedWalt
Baton Rouge, LA350 contributions
Lovely area of Madrid
Oct 2019
Very much enjoyed the La Latina area of Madrid. It is one of the oldest or the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Enjoyed staying, eating and visiting in this area. Lovely winding streets and many older buildings.
Written 30 October 2019
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Brad C
Burlington, MA79 contributions
Wonderful area to stay in
Oct 2019
A very “happening” area; La Latina is the name of the underground Metro stop. There’s a small plaza with restaurant (and a very clean McDonald’s that also has local pastries that looked good) but the plaza is under reconstruction at this time. Many small restaurants/bars in this area.
Written 28 October 2019
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