A walk around Madrid’s La Latina neighborhood

New mission for the time I have left: spend more time in La Latina. This quirky, international barrio has so much to offer and I feel very ashamed that I’ve obliviously favored so many other neighborhoods throughout the last two years.  It’s vibrant and lively and it’s brimming with interesting architecture and typically Spanish streets. You’ll find a melting pot of cultures and dishes and plenty of foreign men that want to coax you into their restaurants. Around every corner and blanketing every wall you’ll find its signature eccentric street art– there’s even a secret community garden full of it!  I explored a small corner of this sprawling barrio this week with my camera in tow. Here’s a look at what I found!

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La Latina Madrid

La Latina Madrid

La Latina Madrid

La Latina Madrid

La Latina Madrid

La Latina Madrid

La Latina Madrid

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La Latina Madrid

La Latina Madrid

La Latina Madrid community garden

La Latina Madrid community garden La Latina Madrid community garden La Latina Madrid community garden

La Latina Madrid community garden

La Latina Madrid community garden

La Latina Madrid

La Latina Madrid community garden La Latina Madrid

La Latina Madrid

To explore this colorful neighborhood of Madrid, get off at metros Lavapiés, La Latina, or Tirso de Molina!

8 thoughts on “A walk around Madrid’s La Latina neighborhood

  1. cassandragambill says:

    These are great! I love the picture of “COLOR” splashed on the wall, as well as the woman soaking up the sun outside of these history-filled buildings.

  2. Katie says:

    Hi Erica
    Loving your blog!! Really interesting read and great snaps :):)
    Where did you live in Madrid??!
    I am moving there in September, I also have a language assistant role, it’s at CEU San Pablo Sanchinarro school.

    I’m planning to wait til I’m their to find a flat but wanted to get a rough idea of which neighbourhood to go for. I guess I want to be fairly close to school but also in a reasonably nice area. Initial thoughts were Hortaleza or Chamartin…. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

    Katie 😊 xx

    • enc0024@gmail.com says:

      Hi Katie! Thank you so much. I am so envious of the adventure you are about to embark on! I wouldn’t worry too much about staying very close to the school as living in the city center is a million times better! The public transportation is so well-connected, you will have no problem getting there by metro or bus. I would look more in the Chamberi, Salamanca, Malasaña areas. There is so much going on and it’s truly so much better to live very central rather than on the outskirts of the city. Hope that helps you!

      Cheers, Erica

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