Historical, spacious gorgeous 3 bed flat on the best square in Madrid.

Historical, spacious gorgeous 3 bed flat on the best square in Madrid.

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our gorgeous flat (140 sqm) is right in the heart of central Madrid. With no less than 8 traditional terraces, and floor to ceiling windows the flat is full of light and character. The floors are traditional Seville tiles, the ceilings are high and the front of the flat backs on the prettiest square in Madrid. We have 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and a huge living room.

The flat has excellent WiFi, a smart TV and great music system.

We are a family of 4 so we are totally set up for families with young children. We are open to suggestions worldwide during the school holidays, especially July and August.

And the best thing about the flat really is the location - right in the centre, walking distance to all the big museums, el Rastro flea market, food markets, bars, restaurants, the river and the centre of Madrid. We are also only 10 mins from Atocha station.

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  1. We are a couple with 2 young children.

  2. We work in the film industry.

  3. We love traveling, eating and hanging out with friends.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

La Latina is one of the most genuinely authentic neighbourhoods in the city of Madrid. It is located in the centre, and its mediaeval streets are arranged around the squares of La Cebada and La Paja.

The streets in this neighbourhood are an illustration of the most popular side of Madrid. This district is much frequented by Madrid locals thanks to its numerous bars, pubs and traditional taverns full of character in streets such as Cava Baja, Cava Alta and right in the squares of La Cebada and La Paja. Although it tends to be very lively all the time, the atmosphere is particularly animated in the evenings and at weekends. Additionally, every Sunday the neighbouring streets are home to Madrid's famous El Rastro open-air street market.

Other sights of interest in the La Latina quarter are the basilica of San Francisco el Grande and the park of Las Vistillas, which is the ideal spot for watching the sunset against the backdrop of the cathedral of Santa María Real de la Almudena.

This neighbourhood today is on the site of what was Madrid's first urban walled enclosure in the Middle Ages, and even now some remains of the defensive wall which originally surrounded it can still be seen. In the past this area was mainly occupied by artisans and manual workers, and the squares of both the Plaza de la Cebada ('barley square') and the Plaza de la Paja ('straw square') were home to busy markets selling farm produce and fodder respectively.

Buzzy restaurants
La Cava Baja is one of the most lively and beautiful streets in all of Madrid. It boasts an innately cheerful atmosphere. This charming street is where many of the best traditional and popular tapas bars and restaurants are located, a veritable one-stop shop, ideal for enjoying some of the best local flavours and excellent wines. It's a 2 minute walk from the flat.
Cool bars
La Latina is synonymous with great tapas – its siren song travels beyond the reaches of Madrid, with people making a pilgrimage from far and wide to indulge in a Cava Baja “tapas crawl” ‘till late. It is exceedingly rare to come across quite so many fantastic restaurants condensed into such a compact, walkable area.
Cozy cafés
The beautiful plaza where our flat is situated has about 10 cafes and restaurants where you can dine from morning to night. It's a buzzing square with no cars, but luckily all bars are closed by 11pm so you can get an early night if needs be.
Retail therapy
A Sunday morning at El Rastro is a Madrid institution. You could easily spend an entire morning inching your way down the Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores and through the maze of streets that hosts El Rastro flea market every Sunday morning. Cheap clothes, luggage, old flamenco records, even older photos of Madrid, faux designer purses, grungy T-shirts, household goods and electronics are the main fare. For every 10 pieces of junk, there’s a real gem (a lost masterpiece, an Underwood typewriter) waiting to be found. Antiques are also a major drawcard for traders and treasure hunters alike with a concentration of stores at Nuevas Galerías and Galerías Piquer; most of the shops open 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm Monday to Saturday.
Bit of culture
Real Basílica de San Francisco El Grande... Lording it over the southwestern corner of La Latina, this imposing and recently restored baroque basilica is one of Madrid’s grandest old churches. Its extravagantly frescoed dome is, by some estimates, the largest in Spain and the fourth largest in the world, with a height of 56m and diameter of 33m. It's just a 2 minute walk from the flat. A 10 minute walk from the flat is The Palacio Real, or Royal Palace. It scores high on statistics. It claims more rooms than any other European palace; a library with one of the biggest collections of books, manuscripts, maps and musical scores in the world; and an armoury with an unrivalled assortment of weapons dating back to the fifteenth century. Another nice thing to do is walk down to the river from our flat and head to Matadero Centre. It's a cultural hub set alongside the river and has a cinema, theatre, museum, bars, restaurants and markets. Along with the river walk it's a great day out. Because of our central location there are many other cultural things to do. There are many museums, theatres and historical sights all within walking distance of our flat.
Walks in the park
The Casa de Campo (Country House Park, in English) is a 15 minute walk from the flat and is the largest park situated west of central City, in Moncloa-Aravaca district. It was formerly a royal hunting estate. It's area is more than 1,722 hectares with a lake than has nearly 80,000 square meters of area. It is common for families from Madrid to spend days in the park, enjoying the nice weather and looking at the wildlife that may be seen around (squirrels, rabbits and different birds). During the weekends, many families come to the park for a picnic. There are picnic tables. The mediterranean flora and variety of fauna add to the pleasant atmosphere of the park. And in the summer it becomes a rock concert venue.
Spot of exercise
Madrid Río is just a 10 minute walk from the flat and an excellent place to go cycling or to take a leisurely bike ride. The park has thirty kilometers of paths that can be ridden on, although these are simultaneously used by pedestrians, thus necessitating the use of caution by cyclists. What’s more is that the park’s bike paths link up with the city’s Anillo Verde, a type of cycling beltway that surrounds the capital. There is also the possibility of connecting to bike path GR-124 from the north of the park, which leads all the way to the mountains as far as the town Manzanares El Real. In the South, Madrid Río’s paths connect to Parque Tierno Galván and Parque Lineal Manzanares Sur, reaching all the way to the city of Getafe. In addition to bike paths, Madrid Río is full of various sports facilities. There are tennis and padel tennis courts, a rock climbing wall, soccer fields, a skate park, and a BMX circuit, among others. The most important facility, however, is Vicente Calderón Stadium, where Atlético de Madrid soccer team play. There are currently plans to demolish the stadium and move the team to La Peineta, however. Be sure to catch a game before you’re forced to go to the other side of the city to do so.
Day tripping
There are many day trips to take from Madrid within an hour or so travel time. Toldeo, Segovia, Avila are to name just a few.

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