Academia Amor de Dios
The best-known course for flamenco dancing (and probably the hardest to get into), although it’s more for budding professionals than...
Centro Cultural de Lavapiés
A range of (mostly Spanish-language) courses spanning ceramics, photography, t’ai chi, guitar, reflexology and more.
One of many Lavapiés secrets hidden behind nondescript doors, La Ventura is a smoky, underground, alternative-cool bar with a...
There’s no tradition of kebab shops for midnight attacks of the munchies, but there’s always Bar Melo’s . One of those Spanish bars that...
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El Despertar information
El Despertar is all about jazz down to its roots. Everything about this place harks back to the 1920s, with a commitment to old-style jazz and decor to match from its days as a meeting point for the barrio’s intelligentsia. There are live performances every Friday and Saturday, as well as most Thursdays, Sundays and many other nights. Concerts start between 8.30pm and 11pm; check the website for details.