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La Latina

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  • Day2

    Plaza Mayor

    January 5 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    The Plaza Mayor is for the people of Madrid and tourists to shop, walk around, eat, and enjoy the outdoors. Had some really tasty tapas here which comprised of very delicately fried whitebait and some tasty asparagus spears topped with jamon (cured ham) delicious. Also enjoying the different types of Sangrias that are available. It seems that each tapas bar has a different recipe for the drink. The common denominator is that they have all been delicious :).

    The Plaza Mayor (English: Main Square) is a major public space in the heart of Madrid, the capital of Spain. It was once the centre of Old Madrid.
    It was first built (1580–1619) during the reign of Philip III. Only a few blocks away is another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol.
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  • Day40

    Mercado De San Miguel

    November 11, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Mercado De San Miguel was just astounding. Robyn said it was a bit like a market she visited in Barcelona some years ago, but I had certainly never seen anything quite like it. The range of food types was huge, and the opportunity to buy or taste things was there for the more adventurous but we still enjoyed it. Mumm champagne jostled with local wines, ugly looking fish were next to a huge display of fruit, sweets and meat cuts (didn’t see any kangaroo) vied with nuts and pastries, and we even saw some “crisps” which appealed to an English lady walking past.

    We tried a few different wines and ended up with a dessert to share. What a lovely day it was.
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  • Day25

    La Latina žije!

    August 13, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Madrid je městem splněných přání. Stačí jen vyslovit: "Mohl by tu být dnes nějaký festival..." A rázem jsme se zcela náhodně zatoulali do čtvrti La Latina. Hned za mostem nás to vcuclo, přátelsky pomuchlalo a vrátilo zpět plné dojmů a zážitků. To byl zase večírek! Nejprve soutěž v ječení dětí, ale to byl jenom začátek. Postupujeme hlouběji do nezmapovaného území a zjišťujeme, že se  všechny místní restaurace přesunuly na ulici. Dovnitř se vůbec nedá dostat, ale výčep je co 10 metrů. K tomu si představte strašlivě hlasitou hudbu a masy trsajících madrileños. Kolem desáté hodiny večer už prakticky není v ulicích k hnutí. Všichni popíjejí, tančí či se něčím cpou. Jediným negativem je všudypřítomný zápach z madridských specialit. :-) První jsme pomocí slovníku rozklíčovali jako smažené dršťky, druhé jsou pro nás záhadná ovčí střeva i s okružím. Raději si nechceme představit, z které části těch nebohých zvířátek to je. Některé záhady jsou holt doživotní. Drželi jsme se při zemi a navečeřeli jsme se v ústraní v restauraci (skvělé cochinillo - vysl. kočinyjo - mléčné selátko) a pak jsme se nechali unášet na vlnách tradičního festivalu La Paloma. 🎉Read more

  • Day2

    Plaza Mayor

    November 26, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Arriviamo quindi alla Plaza Mayor dove c'è il mercatino di Natale. La piazza è molto bella ma viene un po' nascosta dalle casette del mercatino che non sono nulla di speciale. Vicino alla piazza c'è un bellissimo mercato coperto dove si possono assaggiare le varie specialità.
    Da qui prendiamo ancora il bus turistico per fare il giro della città storica.
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