La Tabacalera de Lavapies

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maryDyffrynArdudwy
Dyffryn Ardudwy272 contributions
Cold and evocative
Jan 2020
A vast soulless place in its time, I bet. Large enough to have housed thousands of workers. Perhaps in the heat of summer the windowless rooms would have been cool rather than cold.
Written February 12, 2020
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doppelganger_et
Thessaloniki, Greece522 contributions
For Art fans!
Jan 2020
If you have set out on Madrid for art, then make sure not to miss this place. An old tobacco factory, now operating as the most imposing art space in the city! Was lucky enough to see two great exhibitions; "Flowers. Pedro Almodóvar and Jorge Galindo" and "Canciones para una revolución". Even its exterior is covered with art! Really thankful I had a chance to visit!
Written January 25, 2020
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Olivia B
New York City, NY32 contributions
vibrant, active art space
Oct 2019
Fun place to explore and check out some amazing graffiti and contemporary art. The hours don't always match what it says on the website, so it's good to check ahead. I went on a Sunday night and there was a DJ, a band, and some people playing guitar outside--lots going on, and it definitely isn't touristy.
Written November 12, 2019
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Larry C
4,316 contributions
A great urban space, holding temporary exhibitions of a contemporary nature.
Oct 2019
An excellent exhibition space.
This repurposed industrial factory, with its various nooks and crannies, is an ideal place for displaying a multitude of exhibition pieces.
I was pleased that the shows by Francisco Leiro and Mont/Mora were featured when attended.
Written November 2, 2019
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JimS
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Unexpectedly wonderful
Oct 2019
The Tabacalera cultural center was the great surprise of our visit to Madrid. My wife and I thought the place might be an interesting contrast to the world-class traditional art galleries of the city, but we didn't expect to be completely fascinated by the exhibition of Francisco Leiro's sculptures, a show that still has a month to run as I write this review. And admission was free! Drop by to see what is in the principal gallery and what other projects are available to view in this place of diverse artistic activity. The building itself, an old tobacco factory, is an unusual, remarkable venue: it's off the beaten tourist path, in Lavapies, and all the more interesting for that.
Written October 10, 2019
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iyyar
Tel Aviv, Israel227 contributions
Unique, interesting, fun and has free entrance
Oct 2019 • Friends
It's a genius idea to take over an abandoned tobacco factory and turn it into a place of are and creation! When we where there it opened at 18:00, it's recommended to check in advance since the opening hours are not updated online (first we arrived at noon and it was closed so we had to return again later). It's so much fun to walk around, see the graffiti and street art! Beautiful and unusual place.. highly recommended
Written October 9, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia28,998 contributions
An unusual space
Oct 2018 • Couples
La Tabacalera de Lavapies is quite an unusual place. It's the kind you are not likely to find in many cities around the world. According to the information provided, La Tabacalera is dedicated to theatre, music, dance, art, conferences, audiovisuals, workshops, events and interventions in the neighbourhood. It aims at social transformation. And it is actually doing a great job, because judging by a quick visit, you immediately realise that it has made a huge difference to many people's lives. The area is amazing. The art work is unusual. It is graffiti and street art and some of it is actually really good. It is the kind of space that should be mandatory in every city! Definitely worth checking out.
Written June 24, 2019
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sunchymeno9
Gran Canaria, Spain138 contributions
Grafitti art
Jun 2019 • Couples
I imagine this place is very dependent on two things - what's on at the time you visit and what kind of person you are.

Being from London, this place reminds me of the entrance to th vaults, Waterloo, with its ever chaging walls of graffiti art. This is cool to walk through and look at and see all the small rooms off the corridor filled with different groups practicing music and theatre.

The main room when we went was full of some weird tribal dance and drum banging.

Then there was reggae, jazz, a theatre group practicing in the hall and some classic Spanish music.

The lrss a strong smell of drugs, and a lot of heavy drinking, not with it people stumbling around which may put you off.

For me it was cool, but areas didn't feel safe to hang about in and the smell put me off
Written June 21, 2019
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Angus H
Exeter, UK48 contributions
great and challenging art space
Mar 2019 • Friends
This is a fabtastic space with some weird and wonderful art installations which will challenge your senses. when i went some of the installation definitely made you feel like your senses were being pushed to the extreme. but i would definitelly recomend this place
Written April 16, 2019
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CarlosCeldran
Metro Manila, Philippines28 contributions
Lovely Readapted Art Space
Jan 2019 • Couples
I was lucky to see the Pilar Albarracin retrospective. It was recommended by a friend to go see it and if I didn't receive the suggestion, I probably would have overlooked it. Lovely programming. Progressive. Liberal. And it's in Lavapies a really cool up and coming neighbourhood. Great local colour nearby.
Written January 31, 2019
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