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If you’re stuck on a Sunday or holiday when most things close down, this might be the place to stop either noontime or from 8 pm. It’s not a place where I would stay, but food shopping or eats is no problem. You’ll get good...More
Lavapíes, ironically, used to be one of the most "castizo" neighbourhoods where born-and-bred Madrileños were found. But, what happened was generation after generation disappeared and the properties fell into disuse, and prices plummet. So, when immigrants started flowing into Madrid, they started to flock to...More
My twin brother Stephen and I were visiting some of the great craft beer bars located near this square and found the plaza and the streets around the plaza really good.
There are some great bars and restaurants around this square ,the area has a...More
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
dance studios, and two large arts and cultural centers — the beautiful Casa Encendida and the Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory — all of which attract young crowds. Along Calle Argumosa, the place to go for drinks, artists and art appreciators with piercings and dreadlocks convene in the street’s eclectic array of young, hip bars. Though some of the side streets can get a little seedy at night, Lavapiés is still the place to go for those seeking a unique blend of arts and culture in an international and funky neighbourhood.