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Why Rent an Apartment in the District of La Latina in Madrid

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Written by Daniella

La Latina is one of the most lively neighbourhoods in the country, and it is in the very centre of the city of Madrid. La Latina is an area with lots of history, as the first people that settled here did so back in the fifteenth century. The district’s slow but steady transformation has resulted in a great location for cultural and social events, with a large variety of entertainment venues.

Today’s article by ShMadrid will tell you more about the district of La Latina.

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Why consider renting your home in the district of La Latina in Madrid?

La Latina is a very special place, and living here is fun and exciting. There are lots of pedestrian streets to enjoy a good walk and vibrant markets to do some shopping. Its bohemian atmosphere is contagious, making it a great place for creative minds.

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The district of La Latina is near to Madrid’s centre, which could be just up your alley if you like the hustle and bustle, shops and everything else the centre has to offer (restaurants, etc.). This is also the perfect place to eat tapas.

The neighbourhood is very versatile, for you cannot only have tapas here, but also enjoy a lovely terrace on a sunny day or sip on a cocktail in the evening with some good music in the background. For all the incentives mentioned above, and so much more, La Latina is one of the best districts in Madrid to live in.

Students and young couples, however, have a hard time trying to find their own place here. As apartments are quite expensive at the moment, young people prefer to rent an apartment, instead of buying one. Their salaries are not yet sufficient to become home owners.

If you do decide to live in the district of La Latina in Madrid, you will end up in a one of the oldest, most traditional and most special parts of the city, and there are small churches and old walls and streets to prove it. There is, for example, the Mercado de la Cebada, a mix of both tradition and modernity with many stalls for shopping and a drink afterwards.

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You will enjoy walking the streets of La Latina, not only because of its inviting streets itself, but also because of the small and charming squares, like Plaza de la Cebada, Plaza de la Paja, Plaza de San Andrés, Plaza del Humilladero and Plaza de Puerta Cerrada.

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Follow the route of the pilgrims, and let yourself be mesmerized by the beautiful Cava Alta and Cava Baja, two streets with famous bars and restaurants, such as Casa Lucio. The atmosphere, with its crowded terraces and places to have a drink and listen to live music, is almost idyllic in summer.

Without any doubts in our minds, La Latina is one of the favourite neighbourhoods for the madrileños (the people of Madrid). Many of them would like to live in this area, although not everyone can afford to buy an apartment here. Renting one is a great solution to that problem.

You can find all kinds of services in this characteristic part of the Spanish capital, from shops, supermarkets and schools, to leisure options. This neighbourhood is perfect for couples as well as families.

Don’t forget that you can use excellent public transport in La Latina. There are EMT bus lines (3, 17, 18, 23, 31, 35, 50, 60, 65 and 148) taking you anywhere you would like to go, and also remember the most important means of transport in Madrid: the metro. In this district you can travel via metro station La Latina and use metro line 5.

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Daniella loves to write and translate. Her bucket list is filled with beautiful places she still needs to visit.

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