Things to Do in La Latina Madrid

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Things to Do in La Latina: Tapas on Cava Baja

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What is Cava Baja?

Where is Cava Baja?

Metro: Opera or La Latina

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02 of 10

Things to Do in La Latina: La Solea

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UPDATE: La Solea has closed down

What is La Solea?

The two rooms are decorated with traditional Andalusian tiles.

Where is La Solea?

Metro: Opera or La Latina

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Useful Information About La Solea

Don't expect to see dancing. A spontaneous fit of stomping and arm waving might break out, but it's rare. Go to the touristy shows if that's what you want to see.

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Things to Do in La Latina: Plaza and Iglesia de San Andres

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What is Plaza and Iglesia de San Andres?

Where is Plaza and Iglesia de San Andres?

Metro: La Latina

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Things to Do in La Latina: Basilica de San Francisco El Grande

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What is Basilica de San Francisco El Grande?

A large 18th-century neo-classical basilica in the La Latina quarter of Madrid.

Where is Basilica de San Francisco El Grande?

From Plaza San Andres in La Latina, look down Carrera de San Francisco. The big church at the bottom of the road is the Basilica de San Francisco.

Useful Information About Basilica de San Francisco El Grande

The frescoes and other artwork inside the basilica, including one by Goya, are worth going inside for.

Open from 11am until 6.30pm (7.30pm in summer), closed for siesta (12.30am to 4pm in winter and 5pm in summer).

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Things to Do in La Latina: Casa Granada

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What is Casa Granada?

Casa Granada is the best hidden bar in Madrid. Even when people are told the exact location they still can't find it.

Unfortunately, the excellent drink + tapa offers have disappeared as the bar tries to milk its location for all its worth. But it's still a great location for a drink.

Where is Casa Granada?

At C/ Doctor Cortezo 17. Walking down the road between the Teatro Häagen-Dazs Calderón and the movie theater (which also happens to show movies in English), you'll see this buzzer (above) on the left-hand side. Press it and you'll hear a bell. Go through the door and take the elevator to the top floor. Voila!

Metro: Sol or Tirso de Molina

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Excellent beer + tapa deals are listed above the bar - the two beers with the cazuela de pinchos (pork in a spicy sauce) is excellent value and tasty to boot.

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06 of 10

Things to Do in La Latina: Plaza Paja

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What is Plaza Paja?

Where is Plaza Paja?

Metro: La Latina

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07 of 10

Things to Do in La Latina: El Rastro

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What is El Rastro?

Where is El Rastro?

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But the Rastro is more than just about the shopping. The bars and cafes in the area are particularly lively after the Rastro has drawn to a close, so stop for a drink and a bite to eat before you leave.

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08 of 10

Things to Do in La Latina: Calle Segovia

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What is Calle Segovia?

Where is Calle Segovia?

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Things to Do in La Latina: Paella at El Arrozal

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What is Paella at El Arrozal?

Where is Paella at El Arrozal?

Metro: La Latina or Opera.

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Things to Do in La Latina: San Isidro Museum

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What is San Isidro Museum?

San Isidro is the patron saint of Madrid.

Where is San Isidro Museum?

Metro: La Latina

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Useful Information About San Isidro Museum

Open Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm; closed on Monday.

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