A perfect Sunday in La Latina, Madrid

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A perfect Sunday in La Latina, Madrid

If you are planning to visit Madrid and don’t know what to do on Sunday, we are happy to tell you that the city doesn’t stop, and offers endless plans to make the most of the day. From Aspasios, we recommend you to discover the charming neighborhood of La Latina and its surroundings.

La Latina on a Sunday means vermouth, tapas, the Rastro market, terraces in the sun and strolls through its bustling squares. The options are endless, and both this traditional neighborhood of Madrid and its neighbor Embajadores are becoming more and more fashionable among locals and tourists. La Latina is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Madrid and an enclave full of history and tradition of Madrid, as shown by the remains of the walls and the various churches in the area: the Collegiate Church of San Isidro or the Church of San Andrés.

Here are 4 proposals for a perfect Sunday in La Latina:

Finding treasures in the Rastro Market

Calle Ribera de Curtidores and surroundings.

One of the essential activities for a Sunday in Madrid is to visit the most famous market in Spain: El Rastro. With more than 400 years of history, this popular outdoor market is open every Sunday and public holiday from 9 am to 3 pm.

Along the Plaza de Cascorro and Ribera de Curtidores, you can find both everyday objects and curious gadgets, vintage clothing, antiques, decorative objects, instruments, books and much more. In addition, in the surrounding area there are many original local stores selling clothes or decorations.

But the Rastro is more than a market, it’s an experience, since it’s not only about visiting the original stalls, but also about walking through the colorful streets of the area, having a vermouth or eating breakfast in some of the most typical bars of this neighborhood. We recommend El Capricho Extremeño and its famous tostadas with multiple flavors. The place is small, but it is the perfect meal to enjoy on a sunny Sunday.

Mercado de la Cebada

Plaza de la Cebada, s/n.


Going up Toledo street, we find our next stop: The Cebada market. This is one of the largest food markets in Madrid, where you can find all kinds of quality products and enjoy the close treatment of a typical traditional market. In its stalls you can find from food products to perfumery, florist or upholstery, among others.

In addition to its commercial offer, on the outside, decorated with vibrant graffiti, various activities are organized for people of all ages every Sunday. The area is full of artists, musicians, locals and tourists that make this space a must for your Sunday in Madrid. Also, right next door is the Teatro La Latina, where you can enjoy incredible performances.

Tapas at La Cava Baja

Calle de la Cava Baja

We continue our way up Calle Cava Baja, because an ideal Sunday can’t continue without trying some delicious tapas. In this street there are more than 50 places that offer a diverse gastronomic offer, although if you want to enjoy an authentic Madrid Sunday, the most typical are the tapas accompanied by a beer. One of the most legendary places is Casa Lucio, which offers its famous starry eggs.

We warn you that this street is usually very busy, so if you are looking for something a little quieter, you will find other options for tapas in Cava Alta street, Plaza del Humilladero or Plaza de Puerta de Moros. (If you pass by the latter, do not miss the famous pinxtos from the bar Juana la Loca).


The coolest neighborhood in Madrid: Embajadores

Limits with calle Toledo on the west, Rondas de Toledo, Valencia and Atocha in the south, calle Atocha on the east and calle de Atocha and calle de Concepción Jerónima on the north.

We could not finish this tour without talking about one of the most beloved neighborhoods in Madrid, as it has managed to reinvent itself and become an artistic, cultural and gastronomic center in recent times. We recommend you to visit the Mercado de San Fernando, which has become a gastronomic reference point for both locals and tourists.

Another must is to visit La Casa Encendida. This beautiful building houses a social and cultural center, where some of the most avant-garde artistic expressions coexist with other activities related to culture, solidarity, environment and education. You can’t miss it!

Finally, if you are a fan of urban art and graffiti, you’ll love strolling through its streets. In recent times, the abandoned walls of this neighborhood of Madrid have been filled with colorful murals thanks to the work of great artists. Undoubtedly, a place that exudes personality and a unique atmosphere.

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