La Latina is one of Madrid's most picturesque parts of town, with several beautiful churches and plazas, as well as some great tapas.
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1. Tapas on Cava Baja
Cava Baja is one of the most famous streets in Madrid for tapas and drinks for Madrid's thirty-somethings.
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2. La Solea
Also on Cava Baja, La Solea is a flamenco bar like flamenco bars are supposed to be, where organized shows give way to impromptu performances.
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3. Plaza and Iglesia de San Andres
The plaza is an excellent setting for a coffee pitstop at the Plaza de San Andres, under the shadow of the Iglesia de San Andres.
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4. Basilica de San Francisco El Grande
Walk down Carrera de San Francisco and you will be greeted with these giant basilica. Its dome is one of the biggest in Europe.
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5. Casa Granada
One of Madrid's best-kept secrets, with some of the best value tapas deals in town. But why have I photographed the door buzzer?
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6. Plaza Paja
Long ago, Plaza Paja was the center of Madrid. Today the picturesque square is home to two vegatarian restaurants and a couple of terraces to sit with a coffee or beer.
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7. El Rastro
El Rastro is Madrid's famous Sunday morning market. But El Rastro is more than just a market - it is a day out, with restaurants offering good menus and the odd street performer to entertain the shoppers.
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8. Calle Segovia
One of Madrid's oldest streets, with several restaurants along it. The view of the old viaduct is quite impressive.
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9. Paella at El Arrozal
Famous rice restaurant on Calle Segovia, known for its excellent paella.
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10. San Isidro Museum
Madrid's history is different from a lot of capital cities. It was still a small town when the court was moved here. This museum can fill you in on the Madrid of days gone by.
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