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Lovely relaxed area which takes you away slightly from the more tourist areas of Madrid. Although there is still tourists there is more of a local vibe about the place. Lots of great restaurants/cafes to try too.
Plaza de la Paja is worth a detour as it has a lot of history and is attractive to look at.There's the main San fFancisco church on one side and a small medieval garden, Principe Anglona opposite, and another impressive medieval building between the two.
The plaza got its name from the responsibility of the neighborhood to provide hay for the bishop's palace and the town hall. It's now no longer a center of commerce or a neighborhood for the aristocracy. Gran Plaza has replaced it. But you can sense...More
This plaza is a cute little place, I found it by accident. You have some cafe's and restaurants around, so you can just sit down and chill. There's plenty of trees, so the place is nice and breezy, when it's too hot to be walking...More
I sought out this square as it is apparently one of the oldest in Madrid and the site of an old market at the intersection of several historic roads. It is OK! Quite hard to find and really nothing to it. A nice old church...More
In early morning everything is so wonderful, later at lunch time more people around and in the evening mostly young people are having a romance or eating, drinking.But this is a fantastic place in great surroundings, we always go there, when in Madrid.
This is one of Madrids most charming plazas in the magnificent tapas area of beautiful la latina just south of plaza mayor.The area is surrounded by great tapas.This is part of classic Madrid. An absolute must experience plaza
Date of experience: October 2014
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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.