The Perfect La Latina Sunday

Spain, Madrid Guide (B): The Perfect La Latina Sunday

In Spanish culture, Sunday is a day purely for relaxing, recuperating from the week before and catching up with family and friends- a tradition that doesn’t take very long to get used to.

Rising late on Sundays is typical for most Spaniards, particularly if their Saturday night carried over to morning. In early hours you will find most city streets deserted; many businesses outside of touristy areas will be closed as well.

So if an entire day of relaxing at home on the sofa wasn’t exactly what you had in mind, what should you do?

Unlike the rest of the city, there is a neighborhood that comes alive on Sunday. La Latina is where most Spaniards flock for a long day of shopping, eating and drinking. From a morning hunting through the Rastro to an evening indulging in beer and tapas on Calle Cava Baja, the streets are always packed with madrileños trying to make the most out of the end of their weekend.

No better day than Sunday to leisurely enjoy a ‘café con leche.’ Many cafés will be fairly crowded with Spaniards catching up on their weeks while nonchalantly enjoying their breakfast of ‘pan con tomate.’ Don’t expect the tables to clear quickly as no one is in a rush, the beauty of the Spanish Sunday. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Perfect La Latina Sunday
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Rastro   Javier Martin Croquettas & Café   Mercado de la Cebada  
Author: Lauren Bonheim
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