About this listing
Live like a local in this traditional corrala located just minutes walking from Cava Baja, The Rastro, Plaza Mayor, and The Royal Palace in Barrio La Latina. Situated off the street for peaceful nights just steps from the historic center of Madrid.
The well-appointed 85 square meter apartment is located inside of a traditional Madrid corrala building, with 10 apartments surrounding a central patio. Every room has multiple large windows allowing in abundant light - with blackout shades and shutters for those times you want a little less light.
Downstairs you will find the main living and dining area with seating for up to 8 people, full bathroom with shower stall, complete kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, and a full bedroom with double bed that has a memory foam mattress. Upstairs you will find the primary double bedroom and a full bathroom with tub and shower.
Interaction with Guests
We, Ian and Alberto, have homes in Madrid and London while primarily being based in London. We have a good friend in Madrid who will meet guests, show them the apartment, answer any questions about the neighborhood, and handle check-out. We are always available by messaging on this site to answer any questions.
The apartment is well situated in the La Latina neighborhood. All of the primary attractions in Madrid are just a short walk away - The Royal Palace and Opera House, San Francisco Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and just a bit further the museums Reina Sofia and The Prado.
Sundays in La Latina are amazing. The Rastro, a large antiques flea market is steps away and the neighborhood is full of life. We are also a few minutes walking from the tapas bars of Cava Baja. Located just up the street from the apartment are Sixta and Atril - both fun alternative/gay bars that are packed on Sunday evenings before midnight.
For a more fun night out the apartment is 5 metro stops from Chueca. Although we always opt for the 30 minute walk through Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and Fuencarral - one of the liveliest walks in central Madrid.
The apartment is between La Latina and Puerta de Toledo metro stops on the 5 line. It is less than 10 minutes walking from Plaza Mayor and another 5 minutes to Sol, the center of Madrid. At La Latina Metro there are taxis available 24 hours a day and there are several bus lines on the adjacent Gran Via de San Francisco.
There is a BiciMAD station at the and of our street on Carrera de San Francisco. From here you can rent an electric assisted bicycle and ride anywhere in the center of Madrid, leaving the bicycle at any BiciMAD station. The rental process is fully automated - you can book ahead online or at the BiciMAD station. It is €2 per hour of use with a maximum of 2 hours per use. There is no limit to how many times per day you can rent a bicycle.
A taxi trip from Barajas to the apartment is only €30 and the return is €35. These are flat rates that do not change based on route traveled. The journey usually takes less than 30 minutes.
Our apartment is situated on the narrow streets of the historic center of Madrid. Non-residents are only be permitted on routes that provide access to parking garages - there is no on-street parking for non-residents. Control is via automated camera systems. Fines and citations will be delivered to the registered of the vehicle. There are large parking garages within 10 minutes walking at Mercado de la Cebada and Puerta de Toledo. Each will charge up to €31 per 24 hours.
Other Things to Note
You will find canvas prints of iconic Madrid architecture throughout the apartment by local photographer Fran Vazquez.
The house is fully stocked with all necessary linens - bed sheets, towels, toilet paper, shower gel, and shampoo. We generally leave dry food goods for guest use such as pastas, sugar, salt, pepper, and any other non perishable items.
The house is not prepared for young children and does not include items such as a crib or high-chair.
The apartment is in a corrala so you will see and hear the other friendly neighbors during the day. Generally at night the building is very peaceful.
I am from San Francisco, my husband is from Madrid. We lived in Madrid from January 2012 - January 2014 and are now based in London. Both of us work as software consultants and project managers.