Lavapiés District

By | 30 August, 2018 | 0 comments

Un paseo por el barrio de Lavapiés

Lavapiés is a central district of Madrid and an icon of Madrid’s casticismo. It is possibly the most multicultural neighborhood in the capital, it is enough to walk through its streets to observe that it is inhabited by an abundant diversity of immigrants. Lavapiés is from its origin a humble neighborhood inhabited until the 80s by an elderly population and for a few years by young people who escape the high rents of other neighborhoods.

The neuralgic center of the neighborhood is in the plaza de lavapiés and from there we can reach almost any corner of the famous neighborhood. Despite its reputation as a modest community there are many cultural activities and the largest number of neighborhood associations in Madrid.

What can we do in the Lavapiés neighborhood?

Argumosa Street

In the argumosa street we will find a parade of overflowing terraces, with an atmosphere and a varied gastronomic offer. Bars and terraces are piled up along the street and the indispensable place for the tapapiés route (a tapas route that takes place in the neighborhood). Little by little the taverns have given their spaces to more modern premises and above all very international, which in the end, is the essence of the neighborhood and is something much in demand by the neighbors.

The tobacco company

The Lavapies neighborhood is located in an old tobacco factory that is today a cultural space of collective and public nature where anyone can send a proposal to mount an exhibition, organize a debate or project their own documentary. Almost always emphasizes a solidarity and social background.

Pavón Café

This café next to the Pavón theater, also known as the kamikaze theater, is already a mythical meeting place between modern and the youngest neighbors of the neighborhood. The place is worthy of contemplation and they serve a vermouth and a potato omelette that is worth trying. It opens until late at night and serves as a springboard to then go dancing.

Antón Martín Market

This market maintains its essence of the market of supplies where to go to buy and get a quality pantry; But at the same time it has places converted into places of food where one can taste any type of national or international food. Also on the top floor is one of the oldest flamenco dancing schools in Madrid that remains intact.

Doctor Fourquet Street

The street of the art galleries. There are many and as varied as surprising. If art is among your hobbies, a walk down the street Doctor Fourquet can become an extended stay because each gallery invites to enter, at least to contemplate. The street ends near the Reina Sofía Museum, ideal to let yourself fall and observe the Gernika without batting an eye.

Indian restaurants

The Indian restaurant is an emblem of the neighborhood. You find them everywhere but the most typical ones are those located on Lavapiés street. From its beginning to its end you will find that you have been offered a few menus to eat, have a snack or dinner. Our favorite is Baisakhi Indian Restaurant, founded in 1988.

 

Photo: Bricktalent

Categories: Barrios

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*

*