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Plaza Lavapies, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 90 89 00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank AnLily
Reviewed 5 July 2018

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

Thank Chiew_Pang
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 20 April 2018

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

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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.

Thank Ultron-8
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

Thank Inspire230995
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
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
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
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

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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
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