If you’re visiting Spain and want to experience life like a local, I would suggest taking a trip to La Latina in Madrid! This characteristic neighbourhood captures the essence of Spain, but with a twist. Think tapas, cold beer and evenings spent with friends on a packed-out terrace in a leafy square. But there’s more to this Madrid neighborhood in the network of narrow streets that lie beyond the main plazas. There are so many hidden spots to discover and you could walk for days and not get bored! But you probably don't have days to spare, and even if you did, it would be pretty tiring to traipse through the barrio on foot for days on end. So instead, I decided to share my favourite spots in the La Latina area where Madrid can be experienced at its best. This spirited neighbourhood might be central, but if you don’t know where to look, the area’s unique, vibrant and buzzing character can remain hidden out of sight. So get ready for the ultimate adventure!