Make a holiday apartment in Latina your home away from home
Owning a holiday apartment in Latina is something worth considering for tourists who enjoy spending their time off in Madrid. This neighbourhood is located in the centre of Madrid. It is one of the oldest districts in this city and along with Sol, is part of the Madrid of the Habsburgs. Together with its rich history, its lively nightlife is making it a popular destination in Spain for tourists. Whether tourists choose to go for a spacious studio in Latina or a Latina holiday flat, the choice to live in Latina will be a decision that they will never regret. There are many things to do here; these include spending the warm afternoons strolling down Latina’s narrow streets, the evenings dancing and socializing in its many nightclubs and the weekends shopping in the famous El Rastro market.
Things to do
-Plaza de la Paja: It is one of the few remaining places in Madrid with an interesting history. Capilla del Obispo (Bishop's Chapel) is located in the plaza; this is the place where workers used to bring their tithes in the past. It is now a popular place to pass time, especially during the afternoon when residents are busy sipping cocktails in the cafés in this area; both locals and visitors to Latina also make a stop here for pre-drinks before a night out. The entrance of the gardens of El Príncipe de Anglona is also located in this area, for those who would like to take a peaceful stroll here.
-El Rastro Market: Every Sunday morning from 7am, to 2pm in the afternoon El Rastro flea market is set up on the Calle Ribera de Curtidores street. It occupies a large triangular area, outlined by Toledo, Embajadores and Ronda de Toledo streets. In the different market stalls there are both new and second-hand goods on sale – from clothes, to works of art and handicrafts, antiques, books and even electric goods. After a long day of shopping and bargaining, Latina holiday home residents makes their way to one of the locale’s restaurants for a meal before retreating to their abode.
-La Solea: It is a famous flamenco venue in La Latina where musicians and dancers are known to spend their evenings. Tourists can cut a rug here, dancing to either an impromptu performance by one of the locals or a scheduled performance – most of which take place from Tuesday to Sunday from 10pm to 3am. As there are very few tourists here, visitors to the bar are more likely to get a very authentic Spanish experience.
-El Arrozal: Located in La Latina is a pizzeria where tourists staying in Latina holiday homes can dine on scrumptious pizza as well as various meats and fish. It has three seating areas – including the terrace – that can each seat 50 people. This restaurant is also known for the heavenly paella and the typical fideuá (paella made with noodles). It also has two fully equipped bars where visitors can have an aperitif before sitting down to enjoy their meal.
Weather in Latina
For the warmest weather, go to Latina during spring and summer time when temperatures rise to as high as 33ºC. With the beginning of spring comes a lot of rain, but towards the end of the season it disappears, making room for the warm – and sometimes, unbearably hot – sunshine in summer. Temperatures start to cool down towards the beginning of autumn.
Travel to Latina
The nearest airport to Latina is the Madrid Barajas International Airport. It is located 13 km away from Latina. On arrival at the airport, tourists can choose to take either a commuter train or the Metro to their luxurious apartment in Latina. Those coming from other countries in Europe can come by train and will arrive at the Chamartin Train station, where they will find several taxis and buses awaiting to take them to their different destinations.