The crowded Sunday flea market was, back in the 17th and 18th centuries, largely dedicated to a meat market (rastro means ‘stain’, in...
One building that catches the community spirit of the lively barrio of Lavapiés is La Corrala , an example of an intriguing traditional...
Polideportivo la Latina
This centrally located municipal gym (and one of few that has a pool) is busy day and night. While not all that new or clean, it offers...
What a place! Decoration that’s light and airy, with pop-art posters of Audrey Hepburn and James Bond. A large terrace with views over...
If you want to see madrileños enjoying their favourite local food, this is one of the best places to do so. The clamour of conversation...
Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores 26 · interesting places nearby
Espacio Flamenco information
Way down the bottom of the El Rastro hill, this little-known but nonetheless excellent tablao draws occasional big names, but most often showcases young performers before they make the big stage. There’s also a commitment here to authentic flamenco and its director, Mari Paz Lucena, is a leading flamenco bailaora , who often takes the stage.