Madrid neighborhoods: La Latina

Madrid neighborhoods: La Latina

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Living in La Latina

La Latina is the tapas neighborhood par excellence, with narrow streets and charming squares such as the Plaza de la Ceballa, the Alamillo square or the Plaza de la Paja. It is located in the center of Madrid, although its limits are diffuse, since it is not a neighborhood itself, but an area of the center district. Visit the market of the Barley, relax in the garden of the Vistillas and enjoy the best tapas in Cava Alta and Cava Baja, two parallel streets full of bars and inns. And, of course, go to the famous trail on Sundays.


In La Latina there are no faculties, but its central location and good public transport connections make it a highly sought after area to live in. The Puerta de Toledo campus of Carlos III University is only one metro stop or just over ten minutes away on foot. The subway ride to Ciudad Universitaria (where the faculties of the Complutense University and the Polytechnic of Madrid) are only 23 minutes away. If you study in the Autonomous University or in the campus of Getafe de la Carlos III, the best option is to go to Sol on foot (10 minutes) and take the Cercanías, which takes 22 minutes and 38 minutes, respectively.


Whichever university you are going to study in, looking for student apartments in La Latina is very convenient, thanks to its great location, its connections by metro and its relative proximity to Sol. All this makes the demand for accommodation here quite high, but the offer Is very wide, so finding a place to stay is not a problem. Uniplaces has a lot of rooms for students in La Latina. You can choose between single or double (with or without bathroom) rooms in shared flats or opt for studios or flats of a room if you are looking for more comfort and independence.


The main subway stop on the neighborhood is La Latina (line 5), although the Tirso de Molina stop (line 1) is only a five minute walk away. It is also easy to get around by bus, as lines 17, 18, 23, 25, M1 and night service N26 stop in the neighborhood. On the other hand, La Latina is only 10 minutes walk from Sol, from where you can travel in Cercanías to the most distant points of the city.



About the city

Living in Madrid is an incredible experience. Madrid is the best place in the country to savour all that Spanish cuisine has to offer, as well so many other local traditions. Here, you will always have something new to do, as Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

Madrid is home to one of the world’s most famous museums – the Museo del Prado. However, there are plenty more landmarks and museums to see. Whenever you want to party, the city will be ready for it! Studying in Madrid can’t be done without experiencing the tapas the city is known for. Head over to Malasaña or the party barrios near La Latina to experience just how the Madrileño students enjoy their tapas and cañas.

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