Plaza de Lavapies & Around
The triangular Plaza de Lavapiés is one of the few open spaces in Lavapiés and it’s a magnet for all that’s good (a thriving cultural...
Centro Cultural de Lavapiés
A range of (mostly Spanish-language) courses spanning ceramics, photography, t’ai chi, guitar, reflexology and more.
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...
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...
Lonely Planet review
One building that catches the community spirit of the lively barrio of Lavapiés is La Corrala , an example of an intriguing traditional (if much tidied up) tenement block, with long communal balconies built around a central courtyard; working-class Madrid was once strewn with buildings like this and very few survive.