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Plaza Lavapies, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had drinks here while we were waiting for someone in our family (who lived here) to meet us. We sat outside amongst the local middle aged men who were singing (drunk but comedic) and the black, African immigrants who were pacing and also engaging...More

Thank CoxieandBaggy
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Madrid has many of these open court-type spaces and this is just a taste of one. Not very noteworthy but great to stumble across.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I discovered this neighborhood on my last Madrid and honestly don't know why I never walked around in that area... just go there and enjoy this neighborhood and specially on Calle Lavapies the nice and good indian restaurants

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Lavapies is one of the most multiracial places of Madrid, where you can find a cultural variety of spectacles like Theatre, Classical and local cinema, monologues, paintings expositions into some cute bar or cellars. To eat and spend time in a "terraza": there is a...More

Thank Fernanda G
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this barrio. It's quite fun. A labaryinth if one way streets with hills and lots of older buildings. Seemed safe enough but appears edgy on surface at night. Go during the day and wander around the barrio.

Thank imdarkside
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Kids playing in the evening. Bums sitting outside drinking and smoking and leaving alcohol bottles scattered everywhere. We were in the area for a week and walked through the plaza morning, evening and At night. It didn't feel unsafe but I can't imagine coming specially...More

Thank TravelBeforeKids
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had an apartment Calle de Amparo in Lavapies. We travelled as three adults and two children and had no problems in this neighbourhood. Some other reviews mention the ethnic diversity of the area and the use of hard drugs, but we never experienced anything...More

Thank 4ronde
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is the center of the non-touristic city life. Active all-round the clock. Shops, restaurants, city residents and refugees.

Thank DR_markb120
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

The main reason to come here is to visit the Carrefour supermarket which is open 24/7 and has been nicely upgraded this year. The neighborhood is a diverse mix and interesting but the square is usually occupied by " interesting people" who you may not...More

1  Thank Ccart
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We booked an apartment in the Lavapies neighborhood of Madrid with some reservations after reading a few reviews that spoke of the ethnic diversity of the area and the supposed open drug use. After spending two weeks there this month, we would go back in...More

2  Thank Thomas L
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Lavapies
Walking into this neighbourhood is like entering a
different country ... except it's hard to tell which
one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with
Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in
traditional African clothing convene outside their
businesses for long chats, and people shout to each
other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among
ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and
...More
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