Going out for tapas is quite an experience in Madrid.
You should not leave Madrid without having carried out one of the most important activities for Madrid residents and Spaniards in general: Tapas in Madrid.
The origin of the tapa dates back to medieval times, and it is said that, in the taverns of the time, they used to “cover” the glass of wine or beer with a piece of bread so that it would not flies or bugs fell. That's where it all started. Today the tapa, which is a small portion of food specially prepared to accompany your favorite drink, is a cultural symbol throughout Spain. There are all flavors, prices and presentations. The bars and taverns of Madrid are full of tapas, in fact, if you are lucky, there are occasional contests, routes and special events dedicated to this peculiar dish. We went out with camera in hand and happy Tapeo.
La Latina gets its name from the hospital inaugurated by Beatriz Galindo in 1499, a neighborhood that today welcomes all kinds of people, cultures, ethnic groups and of course, a place to enjoy that includes a good selection of places to enjoy delicious tapas.
The urban legacy of the Casa de los Austrias is present in the charming streets of the La Latina neighborhood and in the surroundings of the Plaza Mayor de Madrid.
It is in La Latina where the "moderns" swarm every weekend and its tapas bars are filled with people of all ages on Sundays, after the unmissable visit to the largest flea market in Spain, El Rastro.
The popular neighborhood of La Latina offers all visitors the opportunity to taste the best tapas and pinchos in all of Madrid. Next to the hotel we find the famous Cava Baja, Alta and Almendro streets where the best-known taverns, the most original restaurants, the highest quality bars and the entertainment venues with the greatest atmosphere are concentrated. A delight for the five senses.
HRC Hotel Reyes Católicos
Calle Ángel, 18
28005 Madrid (España)