Explore La Latina, Madrid's Liveliest Barrio

Mojitos, the El Rasto flea market, a Moorish church and probably another mojito.

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €33.33  EUR per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll join one of our local Madrid hosts to explore the barrio of La Latina, a neighborhood known for its diversity, atmosphere of contrasts and lively personality - which, in a city as vibrant as Madrid is saying something.

Amongst the narrow lanes and medieval streets - the area is actually built on an ancient Islamic fort - are more tapas bars and cantinas than anyone could ever hope for.

You’d be very wrong if you think you’d visit this area and not end up in a tapas bar, sipping an ice-cold mojito or caña (the local measure of beer) with some nibbles at some point.

But of course, there’s more to this character-packed district, and your host can’t wait to share with you the bustling El Rasto flea market (reason enough to time your visit on a Sunday), historic landmarks like San Pedro El Viejo Church, Madrid’s second oldest church which dates back to the 11th century, and the Mercado de la Cebada, a 138 year old market which has turned from a farmers’ market to a mural splashed hip(ster) venue for clothing, art and food.

Experience highlights

  • Discover one of Madrid's most vibrant and characteristic local neighborhoods

  • Get a taste of life like a local as you explore the area - there are markets, historic churches, and hidden gardens waiting!

  • Share some tapas and enjoy a cold beer or a cocktail with your host at a neighborhood tapas bar

  • Soak up the character of this exciting part of the city as you stroll through the back streets

  • Discover unique venues, shops, galleries, and hidden gems

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

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Reviews for Madrid

MADRID, MUST SEE MADRID WITH A LOCAL

July 2019

Uma Visão Geral de Madri

Minha experiência começou alguns dias antes da data marcada para o tour, sendo que Nicola, que foi responsável por me guiar no tour, me enviou emails me explicando em detalhes como iriamos nos encontrar, e uma sugestão de intinerário. Na hora marcada, começamos o passeio por Madri. Tive a oportunidade de conhecer vários detalhes históricos dos principais edifícios e ruas da cidade. Além disso, Nicola me levou a dois mercados para que eu pudesse experimentar um pouco da culinária local... o sanduiche ramón é imperdível, como também as croquetas!!! Para finalizar, uma passada por alguns dos museus da cidade, com destaque para o Museu do Prado. Bem, foi um dia agradabilíssimo, com o encontro de mais um amigo. se recomendo, claro, com certeza!

Review by Francisco L

MADRID, EAT LIKE A LOCAL IN MADRID

May 2019

3 Hour Foodie Tour of Madrid- Eat where the locals eat

Joanna was our guide and she was fantastic! My son and I found her so easy to get along with. She was very friendly, knowledgeable of the history of the various barrios we walked through, and she turned us on to some some fantastic food and drink treats. Her organization, CityUnscripted, has a real gem of a person/tour guide in Joanna.

Review by Glenn C

MADRID, FULL DAY IN MADRID WITH A LOCAL

May 2019

Extraordinary Day in Madrid with Silvia!

Wondering typical neighborhoods, sipping coffee in a local shop, discussing the joys and challenges of today's Spain, sharing life experiences over delicious food in an authentic Spanish restaurant - these were all part of our amazing day with Silvia. Through Silvia we learned so much about life in Spain and its people, one of our primary motivations for travel. This was our first experience with CityUnscripted and it was much more like meeting up with a friend of a friend instead of a tour guide. We signed up for an 8-hour day which I thought may be too long. But the day flew by as we wandered, ducked into neighborhood stores and churches, watched children running through parks, and got to know Silvia, an innovative entrepreneur and journalist with a insatiable curiosity about everything around her and a perpetual twinkle in her eye, and her life. We also did some touristy things but saw them through the eyes of a local. Now back home, when we think of Madrid we do think of the Prado and the Palace and the churros. But we especially think of Silvia and how she lovingly shared with us the city she knows and loves. We will definitely seek out other experiences with CityUnscripted in our future travels. Highly recommended!

Review by Joy N

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